Example8 Major and minor II-V-I in Bb and G minor
EExample 8 features minor and major II-V- Is in Bb and G minor, and highlights the rhythmic sophistication in Green’s playing, moving between 8th notes, 8th-note triplets, 16th notes, 16th-note triplets and featuring some great syncopated ideas. The trills are a particular feature of Green’s style, as he plays around C Dorian with G7 implied and chromatic movement in bar 1, F altered over the F7 in bar 2 and Bb major over Bbmaj7. Bars 3 and 4 see Green highlighting each rhythmic anticipation by landing on the note above each Bb chord tone, before ‘resolving’ down to the chord tone. He moves down A Locrian over the Am7b5, outlines D7b9 on the D7 and closes in G Dorian over the Gm7. Sophisticated stuff!