Luny Tune – Larry Young, Jr.
A quirky "rhythm changes" variant at a medium tempo. Our guitar 2nd part shows what Grant Green played on the recording.
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- Recording: Grant Green - Talkin' About!
- Recorded on: September 11, 1964
- Label: Blue Note (BLP 4183)
- Concert Key: B-flat
- Vocal Range: , to
- Style: Swing (medium up)
- Organ - Larry Young
- Guitar - Grant Green
- Drums - Elvin Jones
In addition to our lead sheet, we have a guitar 2nd part available. On the recording, the guitar helps to hold the head together with a "tenor line" running throughout the A section in mostly half notes. The guitar doubles the bass line for the first measure of the bridge, then doubles the hits; voicings are shown on the part. The rhythms of the melody are shown below the staff of the guitar part.
One melodic rhythm that Larry plays is different from the lead sheet. At the very beginning, he places the first note on the downbeat instead of anticipating an eighth note earlier. On the out head he plays the way it's written. On Larry's Paris radio recording (click on Historical Notes for more details), he plays the rhythm as written on the in head as well.
Green's performance on Luny Tune is a perfect study for guitarists who are interested in learning how to play in a way that interacts with and unifies the entire band.
October 7, 1940 – March 30, 1978
Larry Young was one of the most innovative jazz organists of all time. He was the first to develop an original voice on the organ in the post-bop and modal jazz style of the '60s. Later in that decade and into the '70s, he was instrumental in the development of fusion in his work with Miles Davis, John McLaughlin, and Tony Williams. Read more...