From his excellent trio CD “Manhattan” with George Mraz and Billy Drummond.
I emailed the following question to David about this solo:
I hope you don’t mind a musical question: on Alone together from your Manhattan CD, in a couple of places you play “tension” lines composed of F, Ab, Db, Eb over this:
Dm7 | Em7b5 A7 |
It sounds good, but I’d like to understand what led you to those note choices. How did you get there?
Here is his reply:
Well, that’s a very good question and thank you for your astute listening. I just checked out the solo you’re talking about and here is my justification (in retrospect…..of course). The F Ab and Db represent notes relevant to D minor (G7 b9 #11) and to A7alt. (as the Eb7 tritone sub). And THEY SOUND GOOD TOGETHER!! I’m glad to hear you’re making sense of the diminished wholetone stuff!