This is the week 5 improvisation submission. The most difficult so far. Weird chord structure. Thought I was never going to get anything working but here's my stab at the tune. Hope it's not mortally wounded.
Piano man Roy Crabb's farewell concert at 90 years. Only two of the songs were older than him, Davenport Blues (2 years older) Happy Birthday about 30 years older. I'm on Tenor. Vic on Alto. The others soloists are all behind me so I'm not sure who was on trombone, very nice though! Let me know. Picture shows from left. Roy Piano, Benji baritone, Jim Tenor, Pete drums, Mike Tenor.
Backing track is band-in-a-box using Yamaha XG soft synth. This one suits my doodling style but I found it hard to hear the chord change locations at first and was too soon or too late at first. This was the third take.
On the Sunny Side of the Street. This song passed me by until I heard Frankie Lane sing it in (I think) a Robert Redford Spy thriller. Sonny Stitt does a brilliant version with Diz G and Sonny R. (Recorded for Jazz impro workshop - sorry it's so long)
Same sax track but with LEARN JAZZ STANDARDS backing track sped up from 75bpm to 80bpm which is why the piano sounds crumpled. Sounds better in some ways but not reacting to this backing track and it shows occasionally.