4 March 2015

Post 178: 'MONTMARTRE'

I worked on Montmartre. It seems to have been composed by Rex Stewart in 1939 and it was recorded by him with Django Reinhardt. It also became known as Django's Jump.
I like it as it has an easy, pleasant melody, an A  -  A  -  B  -  A  32-bar structure that is simple to improvise upon.

Here's the leadsheet for Montmartre that I came up with. I think it not far from correct, but I'm uncertain whether my two G7 bars would not be better as C minors (resulting in 4 C minors in a row). The effect would be different but would still sound fine.