I wonder how much of this is where it's at- using simple ideas like triads, small intervals etc. and playing them over more complex changes than that which are in the actual tune.
For example, in this clip (at 7:26), Tim Kliphuis opens up the changes of Dark eyes in a really cool way, with out using complicated scales. He basically uses the Bach/Autumn leaves descending 5ths thing, and it carries him all the way through the bridge back to the first A section.
It's almost like playing over implied turnarounds. I found a list of turnarounds a while back, but would be curious to see what else is out there. So, if anyone has any they want to share, please post them here.
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