Archive for July 20, 2014

In Memory of Elizabeth Reed

I am still exploring of the music of the Allman Brothers Band.

In Memory of Elizabeth Reed  was one the ABB’s instrumental jam numbers. It is the fourth track on the group’s 1970 album Idlewild South. Composed by Dickey Betts, it is the first instrumental written by a bandmember, and the first of several that Betts would write and become popular. The song is named after a headstone Betts saw at the Rose Hill Cemetery in Macon, Georgia a place frequented by band members in their early days to relax and write songs.

The original is quite clearly jazz-influenced. My arrangement, while pushing things even further into the jazz realm, is very much in the spirit of the original, and is set for guitar, bass, drums, and piano. As usual, I played the guitar and bass parts while using Sibelius/midi to compose/program the others.

[audio http://home.comcast.net/~drahcir.nilknarf/music/fusion/LizReed.mp3]

 

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July 20, 2014 at 8:40 am 1 comment


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