Here’s a resource to help Michael Eastin with the ending cadenza. The last chord is a Bbmaj9 and below I have recorded and posted three audio files to help with more easily playing over that chord. 

This first one is a simple scale exercise that will help to hear the sound of the various last notes. Play this exercise or one with a different scale pattern over the third audio file called Rhythm and Bones Only.

Clifford Brown
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Cadenza Exercise
  • Cadenza Exercise

This next audio file contains a few examples of what can be played over the chord. Notice that the best ending notes to land on are D, F, A, and C.

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Cadenza Examples
  • Cadenza Examples

This file is just bass, drums, and bones without my playing. Use this as your practice audio for exercises and practice. I’ve put it on a loop.

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Rhythm and Bones Only
  • Rhythm and Bones Only

Last, here is Dinah Washington singing the tune. It’s always good to hear/know the lyrics of a tune that you’ll play as an instrumental.

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