Afro BlueUpload your music sheets to Sheets/ConcertKey None found !! Latin Real Book Page 7 Mongo Santamaria first recorded his composition "Afro Blue" in 1959, when playing with Cal Tjader's band, Cal Tjader Sextet - Concert by the Sea, Part 1 (Fantasy). The first recorded performance of the piece, recorded live on April 20, 1959, at the Sunset Auditorium in Carmel, California, with composer Mongo Santamaría on percussion.
The first jazz standard built upon a typical African 3:2 cross-rhythm, or hemiola. The song begins with the bass repeatedly playing 6 cross-beats per measure of 12/8, or 6 cross-beats per 4 main beats—6:4 (two cells of 3:2). The following example shows the original ostinato "Afro Blue" bass line. The slashed noteheads indicate the main beats (not bass notes), where you would normally tap your foot to "keep time."
Mongo Santamaria - Afro Blue
SANTANA & JOHN MCLAUGHLIN - Afro Blue (M. Santamaria)
John Coltrane plays this slower and in an all together different style.
The B-flat soprano or tenor sax part has two flats, starting on Gm7 ( A tone higher than the Fm7 of the concert part )
Dave Valentine - Flute
Afro Blue - 3/4 Time
tabstave notation=true key=A time=4/4 tablature=false notes C-D-E/4 F#/5 | G-A-B/4 F#/5
Vex Tab Div
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Afro Blue𝄞 16 bars 3/4 Solos Which of these is the best for you?
- 12 bar minor blues
- The 16 bars
- 8 bars on just the Im7 chord.
Afro Blue - Guitar
Chord Chart for Afro Blue - Guitar
|1. F-7||2. G-7||3. Abmaj7 G-7||4. F-7|
|5. F-7||6. G-7||7. Abmaj7 G-7||8. F-7 Eb|
|9.||10. Db Eb||11. F-7||12. Eb|
|13.||14. Db Eb||15. F-7|
Afro Blue - Alto Sax
Chord Chart for Afro Blue - Alto Sax
|1. D-7||2. E-7||3. Cmaj7 E-7||4. D-7|
|5. D-7||6. E-7||7. Cmaj7 E-7||8. D-7|