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Between the Devil and Deep Blue Sea

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Between the Devil and Deep Blue Sea > Jam Track

Hi Friends,

This week we are giving you a track to play along with for Between The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea. Brad Hallen and I have a swinging backing rhythm track for you to play with and solo over. As always, I'm looking forward to hearing you play this one.





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Bruce Dumes
Bruce Dumes Jul 10, 2019

Hey Duke. I'm really hoping you'll comment on this one. Even though I'm not completely satisfied with it, I think it's a step forward. As I've mentioned, my goal is to be good enough by next summer to play some gigs. Would be very grateful for some honest feedback regarding that goal. This has been a tough year -- just finished 12 chemo cycles (6 months total! Diagnosed with the big C last December...) so my hair has gone white and has also gone away in some spots. But I'm still alive and rockin' as best I can. Please let me know what you think. Hope you had a great time in Belgium and Spain with the Dutchess! Best, Bruce

PS I'm *really* looking forward to "You Don't Love Me Baby". As you can see, I've already got the t-shirt! ;-) 

Duke Robillard
Duke Robillard Jul 16, 2019

Hi Bruce, First off, I'm sorry to,hear about your health issue. I have many friends that have been keeping up the fight and winning so keep the good attitude up. It's good to hear you play this tune. I like your use of double stops in the melody and solo section. Sounds like you are comfortable with the bridge also. It's a really fun song and he'll, even George Harrison liked playing it! Keep up the good playing and keep on the sunny side! Duke 

Bruce Dumes
Bruce Dumes Jul 17, 2019

Thanks so much, Duke! I truly believe that a good attitude is imperitive to so many things in life. I feel very positive and optimistic and my doctor is also very encouraged. I wouldn't recommend it for a vacation activity ;-) but so many folks have to deal with so much worse. My life is grand, really. 

I love playing this tune and I love George's version! I think this tune has really helped my phrasing, I'm feeling more confident and comfortable.  I was just reading a bit from a 1960 interview in Down Beat with John Coltrane. He was talking about the musician that he called his "first love", Johnny Hodges: "And the confidence with which Rabbit plays! I wish I could play with that confidence." Even the magnificent John Coltrane struggled with it!

Your encouragement means a whole lot, more than I know how to say; it makes me feel like I can play even better and more sincerely. Thanks again. 


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