Dark Jazzy Minor

Dark Jazzy Minor Composer: Gary Lloyd

There is a particular atmosphere in certain scenes in movies. You might think of an older movie where people are in a nightclub. The mood is quiet, dark. As always I composed this without a title in mind, but I mostly used jazz minor for the theme. Jazz minor is just a major scale where the 3rd note is lowered to b3. But I also used a bridge that toggles between a diminished and augmented chord, which has a uniquely haunting sound.

2 thoughts on “Dark Jazzy Minor

  1. If only there were places that stil had music like that. Last one I went to was 25 years or so ago in Montgomery, AL.. pretty much a different jazz trio or quartet every weekend. What a progression downwards.. . orchestra gave way to a big band, which gave way to a quartet, then a trio, then a dj, and now just an ipad plugged into the house sound… I like this, Gary. Has a bit of a haunting feel to it, and then that curious little phrase to end it.

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