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I've been looking at the Solo in "after you've gone" from Django's Rome sessions and I am not quite sure what he's thinking in a few places.
1. It seems he starts the Solo with a 2 bar cmaj scale lead-in. But he starts it 1 bar before the start of the chorus. Thus he finishes the scale on the down beat of the second bar of the chorus. I little weird but not crazy.
2. Throughout his solo he keeps returning to this enclosure riff around the c Maj chord. Bar 5-6, 21-22, 45-46. But he often uses this idea over a Gmaj, not C Maj. That's a little weirder. Basically, I see tonnes of ideas surrounding C Maj instead of G Maj. He even uses a C7/ dim lick in bar 15 over the G7 chord.
3.I get the feeling he thought the song was in c Maj instead of G Maj.
4. And because of the lead-in scale ending on bar 2 it feels like he's sometimes a bar late or early for chord changes. Like the A7 idea in bar 8(a bar before the A7). Or starting the B section on an F (really the end of the A Section) then in bar two really start the C Maj idea.
Am I was of base? Is the song in C? It's Django just that hip? Is there a Jazz explanation for playing the IV instead of the I? Or did Django mess up but still manage to sound good?
I look forward to hearing thoughts/theories or explanations.