This jazzy tune in 3/4 features a simple melody supported by some rich extended and altered chords. The pedal E in the lower voice in the beginning provides a measure-level pulse, but also creates some extra dissonance that obscures the harmony. Can you name the chord in the first measure? Maybe it’s an Ebmb5#7/E (yikes!) or maybe it’s some kind of b5 substitute for an A13, or maybe it’s best to just think of it as a collection of non-chord tones that resolve to an E13 in measure 2 that eventually leads to the A13 in measure 17 and finally at the end of the tune…or maybe it’s better not to analyze and just play and listen.
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