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#2278327 - 05/19/14 10:12 AM Re: Jazz Study Group 2: Advanced Players [Re: jazzwee]  
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Btw: here's to knowing one's tradition, Jarrett plays stride (in a home recording done '66):
Holy Dim-chords Batman, I thought it was Tatum at first:

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#2279947 - 05/23/14 01:19 AM Re: Jazz Study Group 2: Advanced Players [Re: jazzwee]  
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Just a short snippet of Giant Steps. Not going to do some transcription for JOTW smile


https://app.box.com/shared/qrrcxaf2uh


BTW - First recording using Nord Electro 4 HP. I just recorded ambient from speakers and it sounds real (minus the backing track).

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#2280161 - 05/23/14 03:51 PM Re: Jazz Study Group 2: Advanced Players [Re: jazzwee]  
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Hey JW,
Nice job on Giant Steps.
I'm also not doing jotw this week.

Chris,
A lot of people play Tatum, but this is something else. The touch is incredible. It really sounds like Tatum.


#2280213 - 05/23/14 06:26 PM Re: Jazz Study Group 2: Advanced Players [Re: jazzwee]  
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Your lines navigated you through the difficult solo well JW.

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#2281119 - 05/26/14 03:53 AM Re: Jazz Study Group 2: Advanced Players [Re: jazzwee]  
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Yes, well done Jazzwee!
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Not a tune, gig or recording but a book: If you don't have it, get it!
"Reading Jazz" - its amazingly good!

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#2281433 - 05/26/14 08:28 PM Re: Jazz Study Group 2: Advanced Players [Re: jazzwee]  
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This week JOTW is Autumn Leaves and a couple of other familiar tunes. Everyone should try to post.

#2282054 - 05/28/14 12:10 AM Re: Jazz Study Group 2: Advanced Players [Re: jazzwee]  
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JOTW 1 Chorus - Stella
https://app.box.com/s/aehj7n0v797tx1sxmmt5

Just posting it here since it's not a video. Backing track is BIAB.



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#2282290 - 05/28/14 12:48 PM Re: Jazz Study Group 2: Advanced Players [Re: jazzwee]  
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Nice one JW. I'll try to post one Friday. I'm definitely doing Autumn Leaves though ;-)

#2282307 - 05/28/14 01:13 PM Re: Jazz Study Group 2: Advanced Players [Re: jazzwee]  
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Need to challenge yourself Knots! smile


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#2282381 - 05/28/14 04:40 PM Re: Jazz Study Group 2: Advanced Players [Re: jazzwee]  
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Sometimes the easy tunes are the hardest!

#2282383 - 05/28/14 04:41 PM Re: Jazz Study Group 2: Advanced Players [Re: knotty]  
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Originally Posted by knotty
Sometimes the easy tunes are the hardest!


True! And the slowest is hardest too.


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#2282590 - 05/29/14 06:05 AM Re: Jazz Study Group 2: Advanced Players [Re: jazzwee]  
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Originally Posted by jazzwee
JOTW 1 Chorus - Stellahttps://app.box.com/s/aehj7n0v797tx1sxmmt5
Just posting it here since it's not a video. Backing track is BIAB.


Nicely played Jazzwee!

Here's my take on Stella (with a backing track, belive or not smile )


btw: the backing track is from Peter Erskine's app

#2282775 - 05/29/14 01:56 PM Re: Jazz Study Group 2: Advanced Players [Re: jazzwee]  
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Love it Chris! Better to hear your ideas with a backing track so we can hear the original harmony as counterpoint. With at least a bass.

Sophisticated ideas!


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#2282786 - 05/29/14 02:23 PM Re: Jazz Study Group 2: Advanced Players [Re: jazzwee]  
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Thanks Jazzwee!

Credit goes to the excellent Peter Erskine on drums and Darek Oles on bass. From the: Jazz Essentials, Vol 1

#2282865 - 05/29/14 05:04 PM Re: Jazz Study Group 2: Advanced Players [Re: jazzwee]  
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I have that but haven't used it. Now tell me what you were thinking on that solo harmonically speaking. It would be nice to learn from your thought process.


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#2282896 - 05/29/14 06:17 PM Re: Jazz Study Group 2: Advanced Players [Re: jazzwee]  
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Originally Posted by jazzwee
I have that but haven't used it. Now tell me what you were thinking on that solo harmonically speaking. It would be nice to learn from your thought process.

Hmm, I not sure if I have one, a thought process per se, it's how I hear the tune, and how I have practiced the chord/scales. There's some slight re-harms that I do; like instead of D-7(b5), G7, C-7(b5), F7. I do D7alt, G7 alt, C7alt, etc. And the F in bar 13 I change to a A7(b9) D-7, G-7 C7,

The C- becomes a C-Maj, the Eb-7, becomes a Eb-Maj, etc no major changes. But I have worked on trying to get a melodic counter melody in the LH harmonies; guide-tones . . . this is all based on listening to Herbie (with Miles) and Keith Jarrett's versions.

Not sure if this answers your question . . .

#2283554 - 05/31/14 12:47 AM Re: Jazz Study Group 2: Advanced Players [Re: jazzwee]  
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Actually, yes that was quite helpful. I do the minor-major thing too. So that comes easily to the fingers.

Doing the ALT stuff explains the totally outside sound you do. It really sounds so interesting when you record against some harmony we can hear.

I'll be listening to that again.


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#2283613 - 05/31/14 05:11 AM Re: Jazz Study Group 2: Advanced Players [Re: jazzwee]  
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Glad to be of help. It's always difficult trying to describe ones process in the moment. But interesting.
I'll share another re-harm which I picked up from Keith J's slightly uptempo version of Stella from the Yesterday album. At the last 6 bars play: Eb-7, Ab13 | D-7 G7 | Db-7 Gb 7 | C-7 F7 | nothing to write home about, but cool nethertheless.

#2283785 - 05/31/14 03:59 PM Re: Jazz Study Group 2: Advanced Players [Re: jazzwee]  
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Hey Knots
Great intro, harmony and LH.

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Thanks Cus!

#2284252 - 06/01/14 04:43 PM Re: Jazz Study Group 2: Advanced Players [Re: knotty]  
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Originally Posted by knotty


Nice touch Knots! Very smooth.


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#2284472 - 06/02/14 07:20 AM Re: Jazz Study Group 2: Advanced Players [Re: jazzwee]  
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Hi JW,
Thanks!

Here's some footage from a house party we played yesterday.
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10152492850286178

I love these kinds of gigs.

#2285041 - 06/03/14 06:31 AM Re: Jazz Study Group 2: Advanced Players [Re: knotty]  
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Hey Knots
I liked your confident solo. Nice comping too. Seems like you had a really good time.

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Thanks Cus. I'm glad you liked it. It's fun to have video of live gigs. Also, I was really impressed because I left my cell phone outside (beyond a sliding door) and I think it picked up the sound quite well.
On a different note, this was a 1 yr old yamaha c3 in a "sun room" with windows everywhere. No piano saver system and a nice 3 foot long crack in the middle of the sound board.

I have plenty of piano trio recordings from last night. If anybody is interested, I can share a couple.

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Nicely done Knots and swinging!


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Thanks!

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Very cool indeed Knotty, in particular, your laid-back feel, your trading, and your use of the high register.

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Thanks again Cus!

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