Joined: 18 Apr 2004 Posts: 1043 Location: Iowa City, IA
Posted: Sat Mar 14, 2020 8:53 pm Post subject: “Out of Nowhere” vs “Star Trek Theme” contrafact
Covid -19. I promise to practice more, but there is also more screen time. I have neveR watched Star Trek: The New Generation, so I started it. S01E11 is “The Big Good-Bye,” an homage to film noir, especially Dashiell Hammett.
The song "Out of Nowhere", by Edward Heyman and Johnny Green, can be heard playing as Picard enters the holodeck for the first time as well as at the end of the holodeck scene.
The Star Trek Theme Song is a contrafact of "Out of Nowhere." In jazz, a contrafact is a musical composition consisting of a new melody overlaid on a familiar harmonic structure, that is when the backup combo plays the chords to "Out of Nowhere," the soloist can play the Star Trek theme.
I always slip in a little Star Trek when we play “Out of Nowhere.”
Joined: 29 Apr 2008 Posts: 2447 Location: New York City
Posted: Sun Mar 15, 2020 10:04 am Post subject:
Hilarious. I never knew the connection between the two tunes! And I play Out of Nowhere quite frequently with my quartet. Expect many more Start Trek quotes incoming... _________________ Yamaha 8310Z trumpet
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