Manior de mez Reves chords?

PolkatPolkat Chico, CANew
edited November 2011 in Repertoire Posts: 119
Most lead sheets I've seen for this tune start off with a Dmaj7 going to an A13 and so on, but while these chords work okay, most recordings and playalongs I've heard sound slightly different. I really like the sound of the playalong on the Chanson site, but here again, the chords sound slightly different.

Can anyone list the true chords for this tune? Thanks!
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  • crookedpinkycrookedpinky Glasgow✭✭✭✭ Alex Bishop D Hole, Altamira MF01, Godefroy Maruejouls
    Posts: 733
    I don't know about the "true chords" but I like these two versions with Emicads being my preference ... _reves.gif


    Hope this helps. Alan

    PS what's the Chanson site you refer to ?
    always learning
  • PolkatPolkat Chico, CANew
    Posts: 119
    D6/9! Thanks! Now I see my mistake.
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  • klaatuklaatu Nova ScotiaProdigy Rodrigo Shopis D'Artagnan, 1950s Jacques Castelluccia
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    I don't know about the "true chords" but I like these two versions with Emicads being my preference
    I concur. The Bb in the bass on the A13 is what creates the "characteristic" sound of the harmony to this tune.

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  • rvoth211rvoth211 New
    Posts: 1
    I’m only going to comment on the first two chords because I find them fascinating. Those two in combination had been floating around in my head for some time, but I could not place which piece it was. I traced it back to the Best of Jimmy Rosenberg, and I would highly recommend the album. It appears that he is playing a D6/9 with an A in the bass, and over the A13 chord, he is playing an Eb7#9 chord with a Bb in the bass. This effectively looks like a Tritone substitution, but with a #9 instead of a natural 9. I would admit I’m a bit of a pedant myself, and generally, Tritons subs use some variation of a Dom7#11 chord, so there are no #9s present. I’m terms of soloing, I would suggest the half whole diminished rooted on A. Hope this answer isn’t too verbose, but discovering this chord combination was truly revelatory and exciting for me.
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