John Ellis on “Wayfarer”

“Wayfarer” illustrates impeccable motivic unity and melodic construction. Taking the first solo, John Ellis’ improvisation is not only lyrical and swinging, but also extends and develops the motives of the melody. Our analysis examines how Ellis uses motives from the melody in his solo.

Click here for the transcription and analysis.

To find this recording, click here. To find the score, click here.

 

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