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Twisted, No Chaser

Turnarounds, or turnbacks, represent an obvious opportunity to put prefab phrases to work. At this point, the soloist ― we’ll leave aside playing the head or any themes ―will no doubt be exploiting this short section in his or her own way as well; turnarounds are not the place a bassist wants to be floundering or dribbling out flabby lines.

What you do want to do is give the turnaround an identity; treat it like a cadenza, or a catapult, or like the quick, last sentence of a paragraph ― and as a chance to reaffirm the tempo ...

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