Roots of 'Round Midnight? - JazzWax

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February 25, 2008


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Bob in Peabody

What you're picking up on, I believe, is the similarities in the CONTOUR of both melodies, something I've never noticed before. That is, if you looked at the musical notation, the rising and falling of the melodies in terms of pitch are very similar. Monk could have been influenced subconciously by These Foolish Things, or it could have been a coincidence.

Harmonically, as you and others have noted, the two tunes are completely dissimilar.

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