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Grandfather's Waltz

Bill Evans Solo, from "But Beautiful" with Stan Getz in 1974
Song is AABA, but piano solo is ABABBAABABB (hehehe)

& 43

[A]

b n
D harmonic minor

j
# # b n
& #
E7

AAm7melodic minor

& b #

D 7 ( b 9)/F

13

C m7

[B]

&

17

21

A m7 Std. Am7 lick 9-7-5-3

G7

# j b

J b

Cm Aeolian for 6 bars

& b b .

D7b9

3r

b13

b b .

G #9

G7

A m7/G

Cry me a river

b n b b
b

Nice G alt. dom. lick

C m7

b7

b .

3
j
b b b
b
b n b n
G alt. dom. w/ chromaticism

C+

G7b9

A7(b9) dim arp leading to Dm


Diminished on +5

b
3
3

j
#
b #
& #
25
#
7(# 5)/C
D m7 Chromatic run w/ D harm.Amin.
m3
D m7
D m7/C
b b
pentatonic w/passing tones
r Minor
n b b
# b b
# .
b

&
J j

C arp 3-5-7-9

[A]

j
#

#
D m7
D m7/C
Dm7 arp
D
melodic
minor

b
3
3
3 3 n 3
r

#
#

# # n n
&
A +/C

D m7

j
#

C+

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Transcribed by JG

Bill Evans - Grandfather's Waltz

E7

A m7

3
b

&
33
#
D 7/F
Dm9 arp (3-5-7-9-11 of B half dim) E alt. dom.

b n

A m7

G7

b
& J b n b b n b n
3

Chrom. enclosure of chord tones

37

[B]

j
b b
&

b
A

Cm7

41

D7

b n b n

b n 3 b b

into D7b9 arp.

G 7( 9)

C m7

A m7/G

Chrom. enclosure of chord tones

Cool variation of Baker 3-1 chrom. dominant

b7

b # n
B

G7

3
3
b b b b b

b b
&

Down Ab maj w/restarts

G 7(# 9)

45

b7

b b 3 b b n

&
#
J
C m7

[B]

Gm7 / EbMaj7 arp.

C m7

49

b
D7
G7

b b


b b b
&
A

53

[A]

&

57

C+

Dm7 lick into....

Std.

j
j
j
j
3 3 #
b

&
b
b
61

D m7

A 7/C

(F triad)
D melodic minor

D m7

D m7/C

Bill Evans - Grandfather's Waltz

A m7
b
E 7 ( 9) Std. D half dim. as E7alt Std. Am7 lick

3
3
b # n
&
Dm-based standardish lick

b 3 3
3 b
J

A m(maj7)

b n

#
G7
D7b9 dim. scale
b b Std. Dm7 lick into.... Down CM bebop w/ repeated embellishment

b n
b 3 b 3 b b 3 n b 3 n b 3 n
b

b
& b n
D 7 (b 9)/C

65

A m7

C+

69

3
3 n #3 n #3
3

b
&

[A]

Down CM bebop w/ repeated embellishment

73

3
3
b

3 n
3

&

D m7

77

A 7/C

D m7

F HW dim. G HW dim. E

3
3
3
3
3
b

b b
b # n
&

A m7

Diminished scale

Dm std.

81

b7
G FoHW
dim.

D m7/C

A m7/G

G-C run (Sonny Clark-ish)

G alt. dom implied


b b # n
b

J
b b n b 3 n

&

A m7

85

G 7(# 9)

j b
b
&

C m7

More Cm arp. stuff

[B]

89

&

93

G7

C m7

j
b

b b
b

b7
b n
b

G alt. dom. G 7

b
b b b 3 b

J
J
b

D7

Bill Evans - Grandfather's Waltz

C+

3 3 3 3 3 b
&


b
r
#

[A]

97

#
D m7
D m7/C
b b b # n b
b

b
b
b # n
J

D m7

A 7/C

&

101

A m7

3
3 b

3
3
3 b n 3
# n
J


&
J

E7

b
G o7

105

b
&
A m7/G

b b b
b 3
J b
b b
b
C m7
G 7(# 9)
C m7
B 7
# n b
# 3 n b

b
b j
&

109

[B]

G7

Ab Melodic minor

b # n b
J

b
A
D7
G7

3
b 3 b b b 3
3
b 3 b

b
& J

113

G 7( 9)

117

C m7

[B]

C m7

b7

b b b b 3 b 3 3

& J

121

D7

& b j

125