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Re: Kind of Blue (Re: Davis' Modal Stuff)

I think Per is refering to the harmony implied by the melodic lines.  You could harmonize the solos to different chords and the harmonic rythm would ressemble that of bebop.

On 5/21/09, Jeff Shirkey <jcshirke@verizon.net> wrote:

On May 21, 2009, at 10:33 AM, Per Boysen wrote:

Anyone who knows music and listens to that album can hear that the
reviewers did not always describe it correctly. In fact the musicians
did not play more in a modal way at all. What happened was simply that
no one explicitly played the rapid chord changes,

What rapid chord changes? Isn't "So What" just a vamp on two chords?