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  "Hello to the Wind" by Chambers & McDaniels

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 HalfNelson
  
"Hello to the Wind" by Chambers & McDanielssubmitted:
2013/08/07 13:22:48
revised:
2013/08/10 10:38:00


Hello!

I ran into this piece while listening to Bobby Hutcherson's album "Now!" that's been out of print for a good while now. There are a handful of recorded versions of this piece, which differ a good deal from each other. The four versions I've heard appear on the following albums: Bobby Hutcherson's "Now!" (1969), Universal Jones' "Universal Jones, Vol. 1" (1972), Woody Shaw´s "Concert Ensemble at the Berliner Jazztage" (1976), and Joe Chamber's "Double Exposure" (1977). On Hutcherson's "Now!" the song is performed without the bass obbligato as shown at letter A. In fact, the bass obbligato resembles the opening bass figure of "Pharaoh's Dance" (as performed on Miles' "Bitches Brew").

My transcription is a mix of the recorded versions, and not necessarily correct in any way. The lyrics go as follows:

"Hello to the wind, glad you blew my way.
Hello lonely friend, have you come to stay?
Cool breeze flow soft and slow.

Hello to the morn, good to see you born.
Sun to warm my face from its home in space.
Moon is fading from sight, and bird to wake and then take flight,
and rays of sun begin to show, and then I know.
Just how little I know,
and what I am learning of.

Hello to the sky, good to see you clear.
Join the wind and I, glad to have you here.
Cool breeze flow soft and slow.

Hello to the night, hope your day was fine.
Mine was very bright, your should be like mine.
Sun has faded from my sight, and here's the moon to greet the night.
Children scamper home at fright, and then I know.
Just how little I know,
and what I am learning of."

Since English is not my native language there might be a number of blunders in the text, so please point them out. I need your help with the transcription. If anyone has a chart for this piece I would love to take a look at it. All comments are welcome.

Best, Ville

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 HalfNelson
  
Re:"Hello to the Wind" by Chambers & McDanielssubmitted:
2013/08/07 13:29:22
revised:
2013/08/07 13:29:22


Listen to the Bobby Hutcherson's treatment of the song here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c28rGDx53w8

 
 HalfNelson
  
Re:"Hello to the Wind" by Chambers & McDanielssubmitted:
2013/08/07 16:08:52
revised:
2013/08/07 16:08:52


Here's Woody Shaw Concert Ensemble's take on the tune: http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=zsrlXLtonkQ&desktop_uri=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DzsrlXLtonkQ

 
 HalfNelson
  
Re:submitted:
2013/08/10 04:07:51
revised:
2013/08/10 04:18:52



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This transcription follows Hutcherson's live recording that is included as a bonus track on the CD. The harmony - especially at letter D - needs your thorough check-up. All comments are much appreciated.

Best, Ville

 
 HalfNelson
  
Re:submitted:
2013/08/10 10:37:34
revised:
2013/08/10 10:38:00


Here's the live version that was recorded in 1977 at the Hollywood Bowl

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