Transcription: Mutt & Jeff

Composer: Thad Jones
From the album: Chairman of the Board    
CD: Roulette Jazz 7243 5 81664 22
Leader of the session: Count Basie
Recorded: April 29, 1958
Transcription: starts at 0'31"; ends at 0'38"
Tempo: 102 beats per minute

This brief guitar fill is interesting for two reasons. First, Freddie plays chord forms on the top three strings; certainly a departure from his typical chord forms and choice of strings. Second, the simple triadic chords sound complex because they are played over an F pedal-tone in the bass.

Transcribed by Michael Pettersen, March 2006

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