Straight 8ths

Fusion, funk, and soul tunes not characterized by swing, including Cold Duck Time and Watermelon Man.

Watermelon Man

Watermelon Man was written by Herbie Hancock, originally for his 1962 hit record Takin' Off. Hancock wrote this tune with the intention of marketing his record, and was the first tune...

Little Sunflower

"Little Sunflower" is a tune written by the great trumpeter Freddie Hubbard off of his 1967 album "Backlash". This is a modal tune based around the key of D minor, venturing into...
Cold Duck Time

Cold Duck Time

Cold Duck Time is a rock-influenced jazz standard written by Eddie Harris.  It first appeared on the album Swiss Movement by Les McCann and Eddie Harris. The first recording of this...
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