Hey ya'll. Just playin' around a bit with Kurt's version of Round Midnight from trio album and I was struck by some interesting things that are still blowin' my mind.
I never really noticed his use of harmonic minor as much before, Bb harmonic minor stands out for me (maybe this is elementary, so sorry;)
Also the chordal stuff is often perplexing, but always surprising:
1. Use of harmonized, what appears to be whole tone step apart major triads (ie. if it were over G7 he would play C triad (E,G,C) then slide down whole tone to B triad, then A, then G. And using his pinky to play around with the note a whole step up.
2. Use of sus4 sounds in his lines
3. Ignoring the m7b5 line and just thinking altered dominants, often using lines and double stops based on this chord voicing, starting on 5th string low to high (C,F#,B,Eb) a diminished chord with a raised note A to B. This over F7 alt.
4. A bunch of stuff I can't analyze?
Anyone else have anything to add? thanks