Days Of Wine And Roses (Henry Mancini)


Composer : Henry Mancini


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Days Of Wine And Roses

Henry Mancini

Famous jazz standard by Henry Mancini, song from the Blake Edwards movie of the same name (1962) Oscar for best song (1963)
The form is two times 16 bars and the main key is F major.

The arrangement of Stick is totally jazz in spirit. The left hand plays a walking bass line with emphasis on joint movements and the right hand plays the melody in chords (when possible) with the concept of the drop 2 of the jazz guitar in the Joe Pass style. One finger plays the note of the melody and the two others complete the chord notes.

For the left hand concentrate on the fluidity, suppleness and regularity of the quarter notes. Don’t hesitate to use pull-offs and hammer-on to add swing to the bass line. This bass line is given as an indication. Don’t get stuck in its repetition, but try to find slightly different ways for each solo grid. A walking bass is not a succession of repetitive patterns but a free path for the bass through the harmony.


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