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Song of Forgiving

from by Paul Aitken



I have always been attracted to the compositions of Miles Davis and those of his mid-sixties quintet (Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock). This tune is “circular” being 21 bars in length. The commonality of tones between seemingly unrelated chords makes the progression very ‘forgiving’ when soloing. Also, this is a song about letting go, about forgiving, be it yourself or someone else. The act of forgiveness requires a strong heart and can often involve a great deal of pain. In the end though, we all feel better when we have forgiven or been forgiven.


from York Sessions, released June 1, 2001



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Paul Aitken London, Ontario

I'm a guitarist based in London, Ontario, Canada. I'm available for live work, recording sessions, creative consultations, and private lessons.

I play with Broomsticks & Hammers, Kevin's Bacon Train, Marty Kolls, Kevin Greene & the Awesome Sauce, and others.

BFA, Jazz Performance/Musicology (York)

MA, Music Criticism (McMaster)

PhD, Communications and Media Studies (Leeds).
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