Freedom Jazz Dance

My friend Leo has a new jazz quartet. At their debut performance a couple of weeks ago, they ended the show with a mashup of “Solar” by Miles Davis and “Freedom Jazz Dance” by Eddie Harris. “Freedom Jazz Dance” is a favorite of mine, and a lot of my fellow jazz nerds agree. People love it because it’s so catchy, but it’s a peculiar kind of catchy. Here’s the melody — click to enlarge.

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