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5/16/09

Harmonica - Angel Eyes - Matt Dennis - music video

I'm a sucker for a good mouth harp, and looking for a soulful bluesy harmonica version of Amazing Grace I found this guy instead.



Here's what the musician says about himself:
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Please comment on my video.
Merci de poster un commentaire sur ma vidéo.

Angel Eyes by Matt Dennis played on a chromatic harmonica. It's a Hohner Chrometta 8 in C.

Angel Eyes is a 1953 popular song composed by Matt Dennis, with lyrics by Earl Brent. It was introduced in the 1953 film, Jennifer.

Angel Eyes is in the form AABA. The first and the second A sections are almost identical, with only a few minor variations. The composition has a complex harmonic structure throughout. The II - V - I minor and major progressions are employed frequently throughout the piece. The A sections are in the C minor key. It starts with a C minor, D major 7 and G major 7 progression. Over the D major 7 there is an F# in the melody (the major third to the D major chord). It is a tritone in the context of the c minor tonic. This interval is used throughout the song. Another tritone is the diminished fifth in the Dm7_5 chord but it fits so well into the harmonic context of the c minor key that it is hardly recognized as a dissonant interval. The c minor then shift chromatically to the Bridge which begins with a B flat minor and then leads over an E flat major to the new tonic, A flat major.

Because of its colourful harmonic changes "Angel Eyes" is a very popular jazz standard which has inspired many original interpretations. Several performers have recorded different versions of the song, including Don Ellis, Kenny Burrell, Pat Metheny, Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, and Duke Ellington.

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Category: Music

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