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Chords for “Angel Eyes”

ChiefbigeasyChiefbigeasy New Orleans, LA✭✭✭ Alves de Puga DR670; Dupont MDC 50; The Loar LH600
in Repertoire Posts: 249

Anybody got a good arrangement of “Angel Eyes”?

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  • Lango-DjangoLango-Django Niagara-On-The-Lake, ONModerator
    Posts: 1,345

    Great tune! which sounds like it came from a film noir film.

    I play this one using a BIAB backing track when I do my occasional solo shtick.

    I transposed it to the guitar-friendly key of Am and so far the Jazz Police haven’t caught on...

    Will

    I live in a little tourist town called Niagara-On-The-Lake, Ontario, Canada, which is about twenty miles north of Niagara Falls.

    If you are ever planning on visiting the beautiful Niagara area, feel free to PM me and perhaps we can get together and do some jamming.
  • AndyWAndyW Glasgow Scotland UK✭✭✭ Clarinets & Saxes- Selmer, Conn, Buescher, Leblanc et.al. // Guitars: Gerome, Musicalia, Bucolo et. al.
    edited July 23 Posts: 337

    not sure what's in the real book or what the official changes are,

    i've always liked playing the first four bars:

    ||Cm / D7b5 G7b9 | Cm / Ab7 / | Cm / Am7b5 / | Dm7b5 / G7b9 / | etc

    I nicked that from Sonny Stitt: this is guitar-free, but worth a listen- he died a few weeks later.


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  • spatzospatzo Virtuoso
    Posts: 708
  • edited July 23 Posts: 2,478

    We used to play it in G- to fit the vocalist. I really liked it in that key too because of the fat G-6.

    Here's how I liked to play it. I liked going to both Db7 and G7 at the end of first and fourth bars so I mix it up. Db7, bar 1, creates more tension and G7, in bar 4, more of a resolution. Only real change I did compared to the charts I've seen is in the 2nd half of bar 5. They always call for alt7 chord and to me m7b5 makes much more sense.


    Peter Skrabak is amazing!!!

    Every note wants to go somewhere-Kurt Rosenwinkel
  • ChiefbigeasyChiefbigeasy New Orleans, LA✭✭✭ Alves de Puga DR670; Dupont MDC 50; The Loar LH600
    Posts: 249

    Thanks, everyone. Lots of good ideas here. Now, just need to figure out the singer’s key. . . .

  • AndyWAndyW Glasgow Scotland UK✭✭✭ Clarinets & Saxes- Selmer, Conn, Buescher, Leblanc et.al. // Guitars: Gerome, Musicalia, Bucolo et. al.
    edited July 26 Posts: 337

    Frank Vignola's solo version [ from the related AE thread ]



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