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#2287039 - 06/07/14 04:08 PM Re: Jazz Study Group 2: Advanced Players [Re: jazzwee]  
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Anyone care for Jam of the week. I took it easy on this one:
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10152506714376178
That tune is growing on me.

bonus, Sunny side:
https://soundcloud.com/christophe-ludet/sunnyside

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#2287232 - 06/08/14 06:37 AM Re: Jazz Study Group 2: Advanced Players [Re: knotty]  
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Hey Knots
Gorgeous voice-leading on DD and nice swing on Sunny Side.

#2287560 - 06/08/14 11:54 PM Re: Jazz Study Group 2: Advanced Players [Re: knotty]  
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Originally Posted by knotty
Anyone care for Jam of the week. I took it easy on this one:
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10152506714376178
That tune is growing on me.

bonus, Sunny side:
https://soundcloud.com/christophe-ludet/sunnyside


LOL I see you're an actor too. Some different things you worked on on the head. Very interesting!


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#2287704 - 06/09/14 01:49 PM Re: Jazz Study Group 2: Advanced Players [Re: jazzwee]  
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Thank you both for listening and commenting. I was not going to post this tune. Then someone posted Friday and said "Dolphin Dance, the tune plays itself". I thought wth, let me see if it does. So you kind of get stock voice movement on a tune that is indeed very pretty with very little dressing.

This week is "Easy week" again. All familiar tunes. I haven't decided which I will play yet. I love Cole Porter. Gotta pick a tune, and a style. Thinking of going back to some stride..?

For your enjoyment:
[video:youtube]o79qkgBfISA[/video] o79qkgBfISA

Does it get any better? Stuck on an island, wouldn't this be it?


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#2289229 - 06/13/14 05:04 AM Re: Jazz Study Group 2: Advanced Players [Re: jazzwee]  
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So Jam of the Week: Night and Day: ballad approach:


#2289709 - 06/14/14 04:29 PM Re: Jazz Study Group 2: Advanced Players [Re: jazzwee]  
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Night and Day, the medium up approach:
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10152524912701178

As it turns out, swinging on melodica is harder that I thought it was :-)


#2292546 - 06/20/14 12:44 PM Re: Jazz Study Group 2: Advanced Players [Re: jazzwee]  
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A couple of weeks ago I played two pieces at my teacher's annual recital. As we looked over the video, it reminded me of a couple of very important points about performing:

Dolphin Dance: I was pissed at myself after playing this because I had some EGREGIOUS mistakes. Yet, my teacher said several other students asked about playing the piece after hearing me play it. What I realized is that I got the spirit and feel of the piece right and even a somewhat educated audience really doesn't care about mistakes, as long as they don't cause you to lose the overall feel of a piece.

Crystal Silence: I was very pleased with my performance and my teacher agreed. Her intriguing comment was that I had intense concentration while I was playing and the audience recognized this and really paid close attention, as a result. This reminded me that audiences are very affected by what they think the performer's experience on stage is.

These are just reminders that we obsess about individual notes and mistakes when performing, when note choices are way, way down on the list of what affects an audience. Far above that are: (1) did we get the feel of the piece right, and (2)what are we communicating about our own experience on stage. Are we enjoying it? Are we deeply involved in each note? Do we like the other band members? Remembering these points takes a lot of pressure off and keeps me, at least, always focused on what's important: make sure to swing and have fun!

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#2292631 - 06/20/14 04:36 PM Re: Jazz Study Group 2: Advanced Players [Re: jazzwee]  
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Hi jjo,
The ultimate example of this in my opinion is erroll garner.
The obvious joy

#2292636 - 06/20/14 04:49 PM Re: Jazz Study Group 2: Advanced Players [Re: jazzwee]  
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I agree. I think his personality, which came through in his music, was a big part of his appeal.

#2293724 - 06/23/14 05:34 AM Re: Jazz Study Group 2: Advanced Players [Re: jazzwee]  
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Good points JJO, about performing.

This weeks Jam of the Week; tribute to Horace Silver:


#2294642 - 06/25/14 02:52 AM Re: Jazz Study Group 2: Advanced Players [Re: jazzwee]  
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Anyone know the ballad that Keith J plays at 1:32:30?

Sounds like a standard but I've never heard him play it before.


#2294643 - 06/25/14 02:55 AM Re: Jazz Study Group 2: Advanced Players [Re: jazzwee]  
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Never mind, found it. "I'm through with love"

Sounds like a pretty tune, gonna learn it.

Diana Krall did it too:

#2315870 - 08/15/14 09:50 AM Re: Jazz Study Group 2: Advanced Players [Re: jazzwee]  
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Hi gang!

Survived the Aebersold camp yet another couple of weeks.

This weeks Jam of the Week is Round Midnight, here's my take:


#2316104 - 08/15/14 11:55 PM Re: Jazz Study Group 2: Advanced Players [Re: jazzwee]  
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Super Chris. Loved hearing you play something longer for a change!


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#2316119 - 08/16/14 02:10 AM Re: Jazz Study Group 2: Advanced Players [Re: jazzwee]  
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Beautiful work Chris. I also liked the little doll with the crown.

#2316132 - 08/16/14 03:56 AM Re: Jazz Study Group 2: Advanced Players [Re: jazzwee]  
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Thanks guys for the comments.
Yeah the doll, my 6-year old makes them and has apparently decided that they should keep watch over me.

#2319926 - 08/26/14 03:01 AM Re: Jazz Study Group 2: Advanced Players [Re: jazzwee]  
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Just noticed that Jam of the Week is feature Wayne Shorter. At a jam last week, Fee Fi Fo Fum was called and I haven't learned that. So I decided to learn it for gigs coming up. Cool tune. Looks like the original just ignored the complex changes and just stuck to blues.


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#2319935 - 08/26/14 03:40 AM Re: Jazz Study Group 2: Advanced Players [Re: jazzwee]  
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Love Wayne Shorter here in L.A!


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#2324282 - 09/05/14 05:33 AM Re: Jazz Study Group 2: Advanced Players [Re: jazzwee]  
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This weeks Jam of the Week: Charlie Parker


#2324413 - 09/05/14 12:51 PM Re: Jazz Study Group 2: Advanced Players [Re: jazzwee]  
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A week late for Jam of the Week, but here's Fee Fi Fo Fum from last night. First time I actually played this.

https://app.box.com/s/tbdzt94l9a11nl53z0jj



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#2324419 - 09/05/14 01:07 PM Re: Jazz Study Group 2: Advanced Players [Re: jazzwee]  
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Very pretty version of Donna Lee Chris! Liked that a lot.


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#2324434 - 09/05/14 01:30 PM Re: Jazz Study Group 2: Advanced Players [Re: jazzwee]  
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Another one from last night. Audience seemed to like it.

Killer Joe
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#2324719 - 09/06/14 11:41 AM Re: Jazz Study Group 2: Advanced Players [Re: jazzwee]  
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This seems pretty popular (also from the same gig) so I'll post it here.

Afro Blue Jam
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#2327135 - 09/13/14 12:39 PM Re: Jazz Study Group 2: Advanced Players [Re: jazzwee]  
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Fun to hear you playing with you band Jazzwee!

This weeks Jam of the Week; Caravan. Never played it before, never solo'd with the Harmonic Minor scale either . . . there's a first time for all. smile


#2327194 - 09/13/14 04:39 PM Re: Jazz Study Group 2: Advanced Players [Re: jazzwee]  
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Hello folks. My name is David and I play jazz piano. I stumbled on this thread months ago but strayed. Came back recently and there seem to be a healthy mix of musical people. I'd like to communicate with you guys. First, I might be able to learn something from someone. And second, I have few people to talk about music with.

I just recorded some efforts at InMySolitude. I'm trying to develop a Ellingtonish/Strayhornish descending arpeggio thingy. The link below didn't seem to light up, but I copied and pasted the link and it worked.

I'm just trying to introduce myself musically. Sorry if I'm interrupting any conversations.


https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/38191102/2014Fall/InMySolitudeSketch%239KeepMp3.mp3

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#2327424 - 09/14/14 11:03 AM Re: Jazz Study Group 2: Advanced Players [Re: indigo_dave]  
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#2327485 - 09/14/14 04:50 PM Re: Jazz Study Group 2: Advanced Players [Re: indigo_dave]  
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Originally Posted by indigo_dave


Hi Dave, enjoyed your playing! Tell us a little more about yourself so we get to know you.

You're not interrupting any conversation since nowadays most things are random. Welcome and hang around.


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Originally Posted by chrisbell
Fun to hear you playing with you band Jazzwee!

This weeks Jam of the Week; Caravan. Never played it before, never solo'd with the Harmonic Minor scale either . . . there's a first time for all. smile



Sometimes it's when you try something new that it sounds so fresh and that's what this is. Really great approach to the tune. I've played this once at a gig though I didn't really think it through. You give me something to think about here and work on. Loved it!



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#2328217 - 09/16/14 08:23 PM Re: Jazz Study Group 2: Advanced Players [Re: jazzwee]  
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I play piano. Fool around with a baritone ukulele (tuned like a guitar) and various hand drums. My absolute favorite music in the 20th century might be Ellington/Strayhorn circa 1940's, Keith Jarrett in the 70's (especially the American quartet), and the Beatles. I mostly play around with jazz standards. But also do some blues (I recorded "Blue Light Boogie" today with vocal harmonies).

A favorite quote of mine from the Poetics of Music by Stravinsky is "a composer improvises
aimlessly the way an animal grubs about. Both of them go grubbing about because they yield
to a compulsion to seek things out".

I'd like to have a dialog with other pianists and share knowledge. By the way, I ordered "Reading Jazz" used off amazon.com about $8 for a library copy.

I'd like to ask some of you some nuts and bolts questions about your harmonic logic sometime. I think there are areas of jazz harmony that I'm not much aware of. I play using voice leading that seems to work. Never had a course in jazz harmony. I have a book called "The Jazz Harmony Book" by David Berkman that I plan to begin studying in a year (after I retire).

I live in Orlando. Play a gig occasionally but hope to be getting more active after retirement. My plan is to spend 4 hours per day working on music. Playing it, studying it, listening to it, whatever.

A little about me.

David
Here's "Blue Light Boogie"

https://soundcloud.com/david-goethe/bluelightboogiewav

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#2328286 - 09/17/14 01:59 AM Re: Jazz Study Group 2: Advanced Players [Re: jazzwee]  
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David, you don't have Jazz Piano Book (Mark Levine)? That's probably a required reading, especially someone at your level that already has the chops. That would explain a lot of the harmonic concepts.

BTW the book is more encyclopedic, i.e. it is not organized by sequence of learning. Instead the content is grouped by category. So it's a little tough to grasp sometimes. It is quite complete though.

Mixed group of people on this thread. Some of us started more recently (8-10 years ago). Some have been at it for 30+ years.

This thread has been around a long time and you can watch us grow from many many years ago to today.


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