Something To Say – Judy Niemack
A fun-to-sing minor blues, using a tritone substitution. Accompaniment-only MP3 track available, as well as Judy's performance.
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- Recording: Judy Niemack - The JazzLeadSheets Songbook
- Recorded on: January, 2011
- Label: jazzleadsheets.com (JLS 1004)
- Concert Key: C minor
- Vocal Range: Alto, G3 to C5
- Style: Swing (medium)
- Voice - Judy Niemack
- Piano - Bruce Barth
- Guitar - Jeanfrançois Prins
- Bass - Dennis Irwin
- Drums - Victor Lewis
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Minor blues follow the same basic harmonic motion as major blues.
tonic (i) sometimes with subdominant in bar two
subdominant (iv) sometimes back to tonic
dominant (V) sometimes via subdominant back to tonic
However, it is common to have a slightly different chord progression
in measures 9 and 10, a chromatic approach to the V chord, also known
as a "tritone substitution." Something to Say is an example of this type of
minor blues form.
i7 i7 (or iv7) i7 i7
iv7 iv7 i7 i7
V7 V7 (or iv7) i7 i7
born on March 11, 1954
Born in California, acclaimed jazz vocalist, lyricist and composer Judy Niemack studied classical singing, but the turning point in her studies occurred when she met the great tenor saxophonist Warne Marsh. “I became Warne’s first vocal student. He treated me like a horn player. He assigned me solos by Charlie Parker, Roy Eldridge and others to learn. I learned about improvising from him. He called it instant composition.” Judy studied classical singing at the New England Conservatory and the Cleveland Institute of Music. Moving to New York in 1977, she continued her studies with Marsh. She started teaching jazz voice and improvisation in the late 1970s. Read more...