If you don’t feel you need to have a cocktail in your hand or be lounging on a bearskin rug in front of a roaring fire I haven’t done my job.
Creative Vision for the Track:
Because of various life factors I’ve been prowling through photos and remembrances from the early 1960s and late 1950s. I wanted to capture the cool vibe of a vibes and jazz guitar lead over a string pad.
Composition Details (Tempo, Key, Main Chords etc):
Form: Intro - A-A-B-A
Key: Bb major (Intro), C major (A section), Ab major (B section)
Liberal use of secondary dominants and modal interchange chords (particularly in the turnarounds)
Main Instruments used:
Melody: Vibes, Jazz Guitar. Piano
Backgrounds / Pads: Digital Pad, Strings (BBC Core … Violin 1, Violin 2, Viola, Cello)
Rhythm Section: Drum set (largely cymbals), upright bass