Transcription: The Comeback

Tune: The Comeback
Composer: L. C. Fraser
Transcription starts at 0'01"; ends at 0' 56"
From the album: Count Basie Swings - Joe Williams Sings  
Leader of the session: Count Basie       
Recording date: May 17, 1955 
CD: Verve 314 519 852-2
Tempo: 104 beats per minute

"The Comeback" is a twelve bar blues that features singer Joe Williams.  The arrangement opens with 24 bars of just the rhythm section.  Freddie's part primarily consists of two-note tritone voicings, played on the D string and G string, and one note voicings, played on the D string.  In measure 10, the perfect fifth voicing on beats 1 and 2 is an uncommon choice for Freddie.  Measure 16 is noteworthy for the moving lower line (A-Bb-C-A) and the stationary top line (Eb).  

For instruction on how to play one note and two note voicings, see: 

Transcribed by Michael Pettersen, March 2008

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