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Author Joe Bianco
Posted 7/14/01; 6:12:46 AM
Topic Ornithology
Msg# 2012 (in response to 195)
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Reads 1819

Is the Cm7b5 in bar 12:

| Cm7b5 D7 |

correct? That chord is also the one used in the Ultimate Jazz Fakebook, but it never seemed right to me. It has no basic relationship to either the keys of G or Gm, and the melody doesn't sound that great against it. But perhaps most tellingly, in How High The Moon (the tune Ornithology is derived from as noted), bar 12 has:

| Am7b5 D7 |

Now the world (the moon?) seems right - we have a nice ii-V from Gm, and the melody sounds good.

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