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  1. SOTW Member Recordings & Reviews
    30 min. before a gig Chapter#5 On The Sunny Side Of The Street. Have a nice day everyone:)
  2. Jazz and Improvisation
    Hey Guys, Can you help me I can't remember which standard is piano player quoting in tradings with drums here is a link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4DlF4Zlo6G8 It starts on 5:00! Thanks BB
  3. Jazz and Improvisation
    Hello everyone! I'm not an active contributor. I'm more of a peruser; however, I would like some support from a pro. I would classify my playing level from beginner to intermediate. I am reading up on Bebop playing style. Seems as though there is a lot of quoting from other songs as a...
  4. Playing Songs
    The Wiki page for These Foolish Things mentions that there is an "alternative middle eight (bridge) which many performers prefer". I can't seem to find this alternative bridge anywhere, though. Is anyone familiar with it? Here's the bridge of TFT the way it appears on lead sheets I've seen...
  5. Playing Songs
    More specifically, using the harmonic language Coltrane was using from about 1965-1967 over a fixed chord progression. What is the best way to begin to do this? If you take a late Coltrane solo, you get a lot of minor pentatonic language, primarily remaining on one chord, however occasionally...
  6. Playing Songs
    I'm playing Bye Bye Blackbird using the Aebersold playalong for tenor. For bars 17-20 it gives the changes: D- G7 / C#- F#7 / C- F7 / B- E7 - which then resolves to A- for the next two bars. I get what this doing -- chromatically descending II-Vs -- but I'm not sure how to make it sound good...
  7. Playing Songs
    Well, not entirely a cappella...there's a drum loop. But no harmonic instruments. Video (& gear list): http://bobreynoldsmusic.com/invitation/ Shedding this way provides a bit more rhythmic inspiration than a metronome on 2 & 4, but still forces you to get inside the tune's guts, keep the time...
  8. High School and College
    Hey everyone, I'm a tenor player, I had a question regarding various audition pieces. Later this year I plan to send in an audition for the Grammy Jazz Band, and I have no idea what to play for the audition pieces. The one required tune is Billie's Bounce, but I'm looking to do a medium/up tempo...
  9. Sheet Music & Transcriptions
    I'm looking for a book that has the original scores of the American Songbook. At least as original/early as possible. Anybody knows if that exists and where I can buy/download this?
  10. Practicing
    Pentatonic Variations on “All The Things You Are” Hi Everyone, Check out my blog post regarding some pentatonic variations on "All The Things You Are". I have been studying with Tim Price and he has shown me some amazing ways to integrating these into my playing. I've written two examples...
  11. SOTW Member Recordings & Reviews
    I recorded my gig in Chattanooga last Saturday night. We played standards...background music. You can hear them here: http://davidfreemanmusic.blogspot.com/
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