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Anybody got a good arrangement of “Angel Eyes”?
Here’s a good one
And a good basic one :
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...
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.
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!!!
Thanks, everyone. Lots of good ideas here. Now, just need to figure out the singer’s key. . . .
Frank Vignola's solo version [ from the related AE thread ]