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    Richard Snepar

    Listening to Mercy Mercy -also playing on Keyboard-
    It looks like of lot of charts have it in Bb concert. ?


    Hi Richard, just love this particular song. Are you giving it a swing too?

    Here’s Johnny!
    Mercy Mercy Mercy Saxophone Music
    Cool, soulful and written by keyboardist Joe Zawinal while working with the Cannonball Adderley Quintet. This 1966 instrumental was so catchy that it hit No. 1 on the Billboard charts. Sounds great on all saxophones.

    The key here is the same one as recorded by Cannonball Adderley, which is C major concert. This means D major for the B flat saxophones and A major for the E flat saxes.

    On soprano too!

    Ya, it’s manifestly in Bb on Chordify!

    Alto lesson here fyi –


    yup, it’s a great tune. Gonna re-cut it with the boys in the studio soon to get it on an upcoming album that will go to the streaming stores soon.
    I think I did it in the same key as Cannonball which is Zawinal’s key.

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