Nat Adderley

A Blog Supreme
6:03 am
Mon September 3, 2012

A Work Song For Labor Day

Originally published on Tue September 18, 2012 5:12 pm

There's something about the melodies of the great hard bop tunes — they unfurl with a certain sonic poetry. They're taut and neat, the ledgers of ragged syncopations all balanced out. Every repetition feels necessary, every variation opens up a new universe of possibilities, every chord change is the exact right movement.

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