Cmaj7#4


Backing out of a parking space on this always grey and sometimes rainy day, I thought that if the day were a chord, it would be the one above, a major seventh with a raised fourth. It’s a Monkish chord (as in Thelonious), and to my ear it suggests wet streets, bare trees, and the need for lamplight, even if it’s only the early afternoon.

Thanks to Elaine for the chord’s name and notation, and for thinking that it sounds good (because of the wide voicing).

[If you don’t read music, the notes from bottom to top are C G F# B E.]

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