Paul Desmond
Alto Sax Solo on
Blue Rondo à la Turk

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Paul's first chorus is a 12 bar blues, but the 3rd, 4th, 7th, 8th, 11th, and 12th measures are in 9/8 instead of 4/4.
Paul Desmond was 34 to 35 years old at the time.

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Paul Desmond

Alto Sax

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Time Out

Dave Brubeck

Released 1959

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Blue Rondo à la Turk

Dave Brubeck

Recorded 1959

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Blue Rondo à la Turk

by Dave Brubeck

F major

Concert Key

D major

Alto Sax Key

Blues - 12 bars

Form

4/4

Meter

2m 1s

Duration

5

Choruses

120 BPM

Tempo

Swing

Feel


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