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Does anybody know the changes to 'Somewhere in the Night'? The classic version is, of course, on Grant Green's album 'Street of Dreams' featuring Bobby Hutcherson. I know there is a video of Bobby playing it with Joey D as well. It seems like a tune that isn't played very often, but it's got a great melody and really swings. The form is also somewhat unusual, being 24 bars in length. I worked out the melody, but have been having some difficulty figuring out the changes because I suck at hearing bass lines and chords played on Hammond organ.


rogersvibes Mon, 06/17/2013 - 12:15

In reply to by tifoo

Hi Tifoo,

I think that might actually be a different tune called 'Somewhere in the Night'. I know there are a few songs by that name. The one I'm referring to is by Mack Gordon.

rogersvibes Mon, 06/17/2013 - 12:15

In reply to by BarryK

Thanks, Barry! Much of that is somewhat like I expected. Putting this on the practice agenda for today.

BarryK Mon, 06/17/2013 - 13:27

In reply to by rogersvibes

I believe that is the version I used to transcribe the intro.

I see you play guitar too. Maybe we can have a virtual collaboration.

Have fun!

rogersvibes Wed, 06/19/2013 - 02:59

In reply to by behng

Thanks, Behn. That looks good to me. Is this the standard key you play it in? I know it's in G on the Grant Green recording, which is the only one I'm familiar with. I also notice a discrepancy in bar 14: the previous changes posted have what would be E7#9 in your key, whereas you have A7#11. I think both work with the melody (and the successive changes), but to me the #11 in the melody sounds closer to what I remember on the recording.

arturo serra Wed, 06/19/2013 - 19:28

with the intro too, (I recorded this tune in a recording session)
I hope helps
I love the tune