can anyone clue me in as to what "killer joe" piano voicings are? i see them referred to in various places but i can't find an explation for how they are built.

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c7(13):
lh = bb e a; rh = d g c

bb7(13):
lh = ab d g; rh = c f bb

(lh plays  7 3 13; rh plays 9 5 root)
they are interesting voicings for unaltered dominant chords - spreading the notes evenly over more than 2 octaves - a tritone on the bottom then a stack of perfect 4ths. i first read of them being called this in one of jerry coker's books on improv.  
benny golson's song 'killer joe' has this distinctive piano backing figure behind the melody - but often the 2nd chord (on bb13) retains the same notes in the right hand (d,g,c) as the left hand moves down a tone (ab,d,g).

doug
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