[Dixielandjazz] Prettiest melody contest

David Richoux tubaman at tubatoast.com
Mon Mar 2 14:25:25 PST 2009

Having played the "traditional" bass line a few hundred times (maybe  
even more than a few hundred) I agree that the chord progression leads  
to a wonderful walking bass line I don't really mind playing. No need  
to get really creative on this one - just play pretty for the people!

Dave Richoux

On Mar 2, 2009, at 1:03 PM, Jim Kashishian wrote:

> Ken Gates said:
>> Did we ever have nominations for prettiest melody in OKOM?
> If anyone is interested, here are my three nominations---
> ......and, one of his nominations was "New Orleans"
> I agree that it is a great melody...one of the best, but I have also  
> heard
> from those that go ape over chord progressions, that New Orleans is
> exceptional.  So, is it tops in melody & chord progressions, thereby
> covering both sides of the coin?
> And, was the melody or chord progression written first?  Was the  
> creation
> the chords with the melody laid over the top, or was it the melody  
> first
> with the chords accompanying it?
> Jim

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