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Ostensibly Obsequious

by Al Campbell

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Sample: 0’00” – 1’00”
from Al Campbell, John Rae, Paul Dyne | Storm in a Teacup

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This tune took shape in a few stages. The chords came some time before the melody but I really liked the sound of the progression so I kept playing around with it. Ultimately the tune seemed to grow out of the sound of the voicings in an organic way. The title simple means 'pretending to be obedient in the extreme', like a young man who pretends to do what his girlfriend says but runs amok as soon as she turns her back.

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