Been Here Before

I wrote this tune a number of years ago (2009 I think) and have tried it in basic lead-sheet form in a couple of rehearsals but was never sure quite what to do with it.  I tried writing lyrics and tried it in a couple of big band formats but nothing stuck.  Finally however, I realised that I should keep it very spare – the basic tune with the other parts already has enough complex harmony and the rest of the chart can afford to be less ‘composed’.  In the end I just placed the tune at the beginning and end and in between wrote some simple bass lines over which to myself and then Alex could improvise freely.

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