One of the tunes I’m working on with my newly-formed trio ( keyboard, bass, cajon) is satin doll. The format is AABA.
In the original version by Duke Ellington he does the following:
It seems odd, but the end result is that no A section is repeated more than twice in a row, an issue I’ve sometimes wondered about in this type of format. Is this solution common? And are there similar workarounds with other format types?
Edit later: I’ve just realized that this would have been better posted on the “jamming with other musicians” Thread. Please go ahead and move it if you agree, @Hayden.