Bessie Smith (1894-1937) “Lost Your Head Blues” (Bessie Smith) Joe Smith, cornet; Fletcher Henderson, piano (New York, 1926)

| January 29, 2016

How does Joe Smith’s cornet accompaniment relate to Fletcher Henderson’s piano accompaniment? How does their playing help delineate the 12-bar form? Note: Pay attention to Henderson’s playing of riffs/repeated patterns. Does his playing exhibit more variety than Joe Smith’s?

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