Contrafacts

Jerry Bergonzi – No Holes Barred – B Flat Blues

Below is a transcription of Jerry Bergonzi’s tune “No Holes Barred” which is a B Flat blues tune off his record “The Line Between”.

 

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Jerry Bergonzi – Small Pleasures – Days of Wine and Roses Contrafact

Below is a transcription of the Jerry Bergonzi tune “Small Pleasures” from the CD “The Line Between”.  The tune is a contrafact of the Henry Mancini / Johnny Mercer tune “The Days of Wine and Roses”.

 

Hear the track at: http://www.cduniverse.com/search/xx/music/pid/6221442/a/line+between.htm

Jerry Bergonzi – Three Points Shot – In Your Own Sweet Way contrafact

Below is a transcription of the Jerry Bergonzi tune “Three Points Shot” off his trio record “Three Point Shot”.  The tune is a contrafact to the Dave Brubeck tune “In Your Own Sweet Way”.

Hear the track at: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003LEZSRM/ref=dm_mu_dp_trk3

Channeling – Jerry Bergonzi Alone Together contrafact

This is a lead sheet to Jerry Bergonzi’s tune “Channeling” which is a contrafact to the jazz standard “Alone Together”.  I took this off Alex Riel’s CD “UnRiel” and you can hear the tune here.  Bergonzi has also recorded it on the album “Wiggy”.

He’s Dead Too – Jerry Bergonzi – Lady Bird contrafact

Below is a transcription of the melody to “He’s Dead Too“, a tune by Jerry Bergonzi.  The tune is a contrafact of Tadd Dameron’s tune “Lady Bird” (see also: “Half Nelson“).  “He’s Dead Too” is from the Alex Riel album “Unriel” which is a pretty solid album, featuring Mike Stern on guitar, Eddie Gomez on bass, Michael Brecker and Jerry Bergonzi alternating on sax, and Niels Lan Doky on piano.  Enjoy!