Episode 47, Jazz Contrafacts

Contrafact refers to a new melody written over the chord sequence of an older tune.  And there are a lot of very popular jazz tunes that have done just that!

In this program I play a few of them.

You’ll find out what old tune has had the most jazz tunes stealing its chord sequence.   If you’re a jazz player, you probably know the answer!

On this program you’ll hear Charlie Parker, Miles Davis, Dave Brubeck, Susie Arioli, Django Reinhardt, Sonny Rollins, Thelonious Monk w. Jon Hendricks, Don Shirley, Tony Bennett, Sarah Vaughan, Mike Murley, and more.

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