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
If another key would be better for you, send the key you'd like to Don and we'll post the transposition on the website for purchase. If you're not sure which key is best, send us your range and we'll work with you to figure out the best key.
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
Acclaimed jazz vocalist Judy Niemack is a leader in jazz singing, vocal improvisation and pedagogy. She began her jazz studies in California with tenor saxophonist Warne Marsh as his first vocal student, which greatly influenced her scat style. Her debut album came in 1977, the same year she moved to New York. Since then, she has released 14 albums with the “Who’s Who” of jazz, including Fred Hersh, Kenny Werner, Kenny Barron, Sullivan Fortner, Cedar Walton, Jim McNeely, Billy Hart, Lee Konitz, Joe Lovano, and Peter Bernstein. Read more...