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    Rose Room - Goodman

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    bob erwig

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    Rose Room Goodman 1967
    Benny Goodman and the art of improvising.
    In this clip Benny explains that often two different melodies can be played over the same set of chords. He suggests Rose Room and In a Mellowtone.
    Funny, maybe I have heard and seen this Benny clip before, but lately I have been doing this as well with my Kelowna band. We do this in Ab, and yes...Benny does that as well.
    Of course Ab is more or less the standard key for Rose Room, so...it all make sense
    Clark Terry on trumpet and flugelhorn, Zoot Sims on tenor backed up by a very good rhythm group with Hank Jones on piano, Gene Bertoncini on Guitar, Ed Shaughnessy on Drums and Milt Hinton on bass.