Hey there, I'm a drummer with little Jazz experience. I decided I want to study at a conservatory, practiced a shitload and submitted a video of my playing to a good school, not expecting much out of it. Well, I was accepted to go in and audition!They asked me to select three tunes and bring in the charts for them, no guidelines apart from that. The songs I'm thinking of playing are Blue Monk, Anthropology and Sentimental Mood.Now, I'm not sure how charts work, how 'detailed' they have to be in terms of song form. The charts I see online basically only detail the song theme, but from that to how many choruses we play, if anyone takes a solo, intros/outros.. I've no idea how to notate that stuff. Should I write that down on the chart? If so, do I just notate that on the bottom of the page? Or, do I just bring in the basic charts I see on the web and then I tell the band how many choruses we play, if we do some trading, chorus soloing??Basically, I'm clueless…
Forgive me if I'm breaking any rules, but I figured this would be the most appropriate place to ask.
A few weeks ago I came across a video showing the making of the Patek Philippe 5175R Grandmaster Chime Watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SGPjFFMD3c0
I really like the piece of music that plays throughout the video (especially the Piano that starts around 2:10, my goodness) but I can't seem to find the artist or title, or any hint of where it came from. Can any of you guys recognize it? Or at the very least could you recommend any similar artists/tracks with instrumental stuff like this?
Submitted May 30, 2015 at 04:47PM by Laiham http://ift.tt/1AAErM5
For Kamasi Washington's The Epic, him and the WCGD rented out a studio for a month, and recorded music every single day. The output, according to Washington, was 8 albums/projects with a total of 190 songs recorded (which is an absurd amount of music). 45 of those songs were whittled down to 17 which became The Epic.Does anyone know if any of the other music has been released? Or what these other projects are? I'd love to hear more from this month-long session.
Submitted May 29, 2015 at 05:32PM by Fatnut420 http://ift.tt/1SIblzX
Hello, hopefully this is the right sub for this sort of request. I've been watching old episodes of Studio 60 and watched the Christmas episode where Trombone Shorty made an appearance and played O Holy Night with a brass ensemble. It's such a great version of the song, I wanted to know if anyone knew of an entire album that had this sort of feel to it - no piano, drums or singing. Here's the song:http://ift.tt/1coMv6MI've seen/heard other brass ensemble recordings, but they're very "grand" and complex. This is just simple, easy listening. Thanks in advance for any recommendations.
Submitted May 29, 2015 at 06:42AM by rackersqueaks http://ift.tt/1KDsKaF
Just picked up the trumpet and I've been having a great time just learning scales and developing a tone but I'd really like to learn a nice tune.I don't want to play some dumb nursery rhyme. I want to play some jazz.I'm having some trouble finding jazz for beginners though. Just a nice simple ballad in the lower register that I can pick up in a few days.Thanks for any help.
Submitted May 29, 2015 at 11:11AM by RedWasatch http://ift.tt/1SGq8eE
I've been playing guitar for about five years now, but I never got too far from the blues scale and things like BB King or Stevie Ray. I've been getting into Jazz a lot recently (particularly Dave Brubeck and Charles Parker, but I don't know much beyond them) so I was wondering who would be a good reference to jazz style guitar work. Who would you suggest?
Submitted May 28, 2015 at 05:46AM by oxl303 http://ift.tt/1KqQL1t
Hello my fellow redditors.I have never been a "jazz enthusiast", and to be honest I don't know anything about this genre. I don't think I like most of the modern jazz, and that might be the reason why I "stayed away" from the genre. But my friend played me a song that I really fell in love with. I loved everything about it, the melody, the rhythm and especially the drums (I used to play drums when I was younger). I've been listening to the song non-stop ever since I heard it, and it made me wanna discover the big world of jazz to find something similar.So my question to you is; can anyone recommend other jazz-music that is similar to this Brubeck song?Thanks!
Submitted May 28, 2015 at 06:40PM by AboElPip http://ift.tt/1Hz0Fv4
Hey there,I play Banjo and Piano, but I'm only starting to get into Jazz more recently. I've learned enough of Jazz piano to work out a simple arrangement of some tunes (Rootless chord voicings in the left hand, melody in the right) but it does take me some time to work these out.I've decided that I really want to learn the chromatic harmonica in order to play it in a jazz setting like Stevie Wonder or Toots Theilemans, and I'm ready to dedicate a ludicrous amount of time to it over this summer, school starts halfway through September. I'm doing this in the hopes that maybe I'll be able to become proficient enough to play in one of my schools small jazz combos. Maybe this seems kind of like a crazy goal, but I'm going to pursue it as hard as I can regardless of what others think.Now I realize there probably aren't any chromatic harmonica players here, but I figure I could very easily apply practice techniques of other instruments. What should I be focus…
Hey everyone,I am in grad school and love to listen to jazz when I study. I was wondering if you guys could recommend albums to listen to that are similar to the ones I like. Only stipulations are that they not be too cacophonous and cannot have any kind of vocals.The ones I listen to are: Relaxin-Miles Davis Cookin-Miles Davis Steamin-Miles Davis Blue Train-Coltrane
Submitted May 27, 2015 at 08:33PM by ptthrowa http://ift.tt/1GFJSud
This is a four disk boxed set that is a compilation of recordings from the 1960 European tour that featured Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Jimmy Cobb, Wynton Kelly. I love this line up.I see that I can buy this on Amazon as a digital download and here's my question:Does anyone have this set, and if so, can you tell me which tracks are the same as the ones on the Stockholm 1960 disk? I already have those, so I'd like to skip buying them again and just get the additional ones that I don't have.
Submitted May 27, 2015 at 02:01PM by unigami http://ift.tt/1HL6FGj
I am a very very big proponent of piano/sax driven small ensembles, but I have been avoiding Dave Brubeck for my entire tenure as a jazz fan. I found a great deal on a pressing of Time Out at a record store today and decided to give it a listen and am absolutely floored. This album is genius. I know it's one of the more popular jazz records in the world, but I've not been this pleased by an album since I bought Night Train by the Oscar Peterson Trio.WHAT ELSE HAVE I BEEN STUPIDLY MISSING OUT ON, /r/jazz?!
Submitted May 28, 2015 at 01:24AM by Arkaega http://ift.tt/1JW2as6
An example of the sort of thing I am looking for:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OmNI8HuPhDMDave Frank plays a clip of Chick Corea improvising then interprets it:Names of techniques/concepts usedWhen to use them and whyMore videos of this would be appreciated!
Submitted May 27, 2015 at 01:18PM by mrboombastic123 http://ift.tt/1SBRmTA
Hey guys, I was wondering if you could help me. over at /r/MilesDavis, there is going to be a weekly album discussion where each week we talk about a different Miles album. What I'm wondering is, which Miles Davis albums should be discussed, and which should be ignored? There's a large volume of albums by him, not to mention his live albums. Can you give me any insight? So far I haveRound About MidnightCookin' With the Miles Davis QuintetBirth of the CoolMiles AheadAscenseur pour l'échafaudRelaxin' With the Miles Davis QuintetMilestonesPorgy and BessKind of BlueWorkin' with the Miles Davis QuintetSketches of SpainSteamin' With the Miles Davis QuintetSomeday My Prince Will ComeSeven Steps to HeavenQuiet NightsE.S.P.Miles SmilesSorcererNefertitiMiles in the SkyFilles de KilimanjaroIn a Silent WayBitches BrewA Tribute to Jack JohnsonLive-EvilOn the CornerBig FunGet Up With ItAghartaWater BabiesThe Man With the HornYou're Under ArrestTutuAuraDoo-BopWhat sho…
I have a lot of other interests that I'm engaged in right now, including writing which I want to do as part of my career. I'm just trying to get an idea of what my life will be like for the next 5-10 years, during and after a Jazz degree. If anyone with relevant information could give me some guidance, it would be well appreciated!How much time did the studying, practicing, etc during the degree take up? Was there time for anything else? How stressful was it? Would it be possible to support a family during the degree? How much money is there in private lessons? I'm interested in peoples stories of after graduating too, if anyone wants to share a bit.
Submitted May 26, 2015 at 11:47PM by mantiswarbear http://ift.tt/1Ax0aEs
Hello all. I'm just wondering what your favorite recording of the tune "Stars Fell on Alabama" is. As an alto player, mine naturally is Cannonball's, but I also love Pops' and Ella's version. What's yours?
Submitted May 26, 2015 at 05:18AM by terrapin1203 http://ift.tt/1FULyB4
Looking at Wayne Shorter's discography (http://ift.tt/1EuaYOS) there is an entry right at the top of a live date with Coltrane. It shows that the recordings weren't ever released though. Has anyone uncovered these anywhere?John Coltrane Band Freddie Hubbard (trumpet) John Coltrane, Wayne Shorter (tenor saxophone) Tommy Flanagan, Cedar Walton (piano) Ahmed Abdul-Malik, George Tucker (bass) Elvin Jones (drums) "Birdland", NYC, September, 1959
Submitted May 26, 2015 at 05:04AM by hewins http://ift.tt/1J1l3ZI
You're on a gig, and someone calls that tune. The one that is almost in your solid grasp, but every time you play it in public you fumble around more than you care to. The dinner crowd wouldn't notice any different, but there's a little sweat on your brow.I'm a trombone player so it's always those fast bebop tunes that get me. Was just working on some and the question popped in my head.
Submitted May 26, 2015 at 04:22AM by Jazzerbone http://ift.tt/1KwfPYb
I'm a huge Miles fan, and I wanted to find a subreddit for people that enjoyed him as well. Sadly, it seems that /r/MilesDavis is nearly defunct. However, I was wondering if anyone would be interested in a weekly discussion of each album of his, doing a new album every week. What are your thoughts?
Submitted May 25, 2015 at 10:01PM by CaptainNirvana http://ift.tt/1eqGNDl
Adieu - Cowboy Bebop!So I've bought a few records and I've enjoyed what I've found so far, but I've always liked this song from my gateway into Jazz, but I haven't yet stumbled onto anything like it. I just really love how mellow it is and the intimate tone/atmosphere they're putting out.Is there a sub-genere of jazz that this formation typically falls under that I don't know to look under? Is it all just considered "vocal jazz" and I just need to sort through it all until I find a group with this intimate tone I'm looking for?Would also love to just get regular recomendations. And as a rule I prefer female vocalists.
Submitted May 25, 2015 at 05:22PM by stowrag http://ift.tt/1ceHUnH
Recently started watching Twin Peaks, and the music is phenomenal. I particularly enjoy the song "Audrey's Dance."(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DF43b38k0Mw&hd=1)Any recommendations for more ambient, dark jazz like this?Thanks in advance.
Submitted May 25, 2015 at 08:16AM by IM_GONNA_SHOOOT http://ift.tt/1Esx0RQ
The inhabitants of the asteroid Alpha Cad 5 had been tapping their little feelers to Jazz for 300 million years. They were, by any time signature, the oldest and hippest Jazz enthusiasts in the Universe. They had seen it all come and go but had finally settled on a form of jazz that had stuck, at least it had for the last hundred million light years. It consisted of 3 notes per piece. What really mattered was how you played the notes. It was all about the intent … It was not unusual for a musician to spend a couple of weeks puckering his lips into the right embouchure to tease out the next dotted semiquaver in the sequence. Rapt audiences would sit waiting, webbed dorsal fins all aquiver with anticipation…will he go for the F, like he did last year and leave the audience in a puddle of enthusiasm in which they would swim around in circles with their single flipper to show their gratitude?The other thing remarkable about the AC5 jazz audience was their incredible attention spans. Unlik…
this week's pick comes from /u/MuhammadIsMyMuscleWycliffe Gordon - Slidin Home (1999)http://ift.tt/1HEwyHXWycliffe Gordon (tb/v) Victor Goines (s) Eric Reed (p) Rodney Whitaker (b) Herlin Riley (d) spotifyamazonitunesThis is an open discussion for anyone to discuss anything about this album/artist.If you contribute to discussion you could be the one to pick next week's album. Enjoy!
Submitted May 25, 2015 at 08:40AM by smashbang http://ift.tt/1Q5M3Yq
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U4VyGYeeapoI recently found this comping demonstration of 4 on 6 by Wes Montgomery. It sounded pretty good to me. However, some of the comping that this person does. confusing to me. In this comping demonstration of 4 on 6, why is it acceptable for this person to move up to Am7 during the Gm7? These two chords have different notes from each other.
Submitted May 25, 2015 at 03:04AM by alinktoschrodinger http://ift.tt/1HEy7FF
Refering to this album. Also, stuff like Joshua Redman Elastic Band.I've found some other cool modern fusion stuff, but nothing too much like that style. MMW and The Bad Plus are more melodic, and artists like Vijay Iyer are a little traditional / not as "jammy" as I like.Wondering if anyone has any artist/album recommendations.
Submitted May 25, 2015 at 01:23AM by ttg314 http://ift.tt/1IUkR06
I'm new to this sub, so I'm not sure if this is appropriate. Anyway, I'm going into high school next year, and I really want to join the jazz class.I've been playing upright bass for 4 years, and I'm not sure how to make the transition. I want a head start because I have a lot of spare time this summer, and I want to get into the upper level class soon. Thanks
Submitted May 24, 2015 at 03:43AM by J3sj http://ift.tt/1PEMApv
What one piece of advice would you give to someone starting out professionally? I'm putting together an advice post for would-be jazz musicians on a blues and jazz blog that I help run (http://ift.tt/1PEgOsL), and I wanted to know what the one piece of advice is that you would give to someone trying to make their way as a professional musician in the jazz scene. I would especially love to hear from anyone who's in London (UK) but I'm not sure how many Londoners frequent this subreddit.Any kind of advice, big or small, would be really great! Thank you!
Submitted May 23, 2015 at 11:08PM by enchantedsleeper http://ift.tt/1BiZMEK
I can tell you more details about selection and artwork once I hear the songs. So please hit me with a link so for starts I can make a R/Jazz youtube page. Very cool and easy to select trax for wax - then. Got it? Very diverse and independent beauty !I can't wait to hear you song. 1 or 2 songs please.
Submitted May 23, 2015 at 08:05AM by j3434 http://ift.tt/1Aq7YI6
I'm currently in the writing process of a Norah Jones discography review. I'm doing this for a series I do based off of artists from the 2000s and how well they've aged.One thing I noticed is that Norah, who was critically loved at the time of the release of Come Away With Me. However, general consensus of that album has gone down considerably over the past 13 years, with many calling it not a "true" jazz album. This is because it lacks a lot of the experimentation great jazz is known for.So, what I'm looking for here are some observations to help me brainstorm ideas for jokes and to help me provide context. Maybe even provide some artists to listen to that she's often compared with (I see a lot of people compare her to Diana Krall, which is strange because their voices sound nothing alike). Jazz has never been my forte, but I've gotten numerous requests to cover her, and I think it would be interesting.I, for one, happen to prefer her 2009 album, The…
Hi!It is a really short survey with 7 questions but really important to me cause this is the last project in high school(thank god), So hopefully i can get enough data to show my English teacher the awesome work from you guys!Really appreciate for you help. It doesnt collect any personal info so feel free to write about your story of how music has changed your personality !here you go the survey!http://ift.tt/1GuWjbX
Submitted May 23, 2015 at 04:04AM by dreamnation http://ift.tt/1F29o7t
Hi friends, I'd like to invite you to a taping of a solo concert by yours truly and master class on the great playing of Lyle Mays with the Pat Metheny Group. We'll be analyzing Lyle's fantastic solo on the tune First Circle. At Mezzrow in NYC at a lovely time, Sat 5/30 from 4-6 PM. There is a 17 drink minimum.Blessings and keep swingin!Dave Frank
Submitted May 22, 2015 at 08:27PM by Dfrankjazz http://ift.tt/1ca5B0p
Hey guys,So, I'm quite new to Jazz - to the point that I'm not sure what exactly is jazz (other than the obvious, stereotypical pieces).I really, really like Sinatra and Dean Martin. The voice, the backing instruments, etc. Is it Jazz? What exactly is it? Hell, it sounds good. What other artists do you recommend that fit the bill - the suave voice, etc.?Thanks! And sorry if my question isn't jazz-y.
Submitted May 22, 2015 at 09:40PM by wbsmbg http://ift.tt/1KpBW2c
If I had to choose, it'd The Remedy by Kurt Rosenwinkel. It's so colorful when it comes to the timbre of the guitar, the song dynamics, and pretty straightforward yet beautiful harmonies. Something I aspire to.We could open each other up to sources of inspiration.
Submitted May 22, 2015 at 02:05AM by soapfia http://ift.tt/1HlmNJf
I was listening to Winelight by Grover Washington Jr., and I really loved the bass work. I looked up the album on Wikipedia, and Marcus Miller plays the bass. The problem is, the list of albums he's on just doesn't stop. Which ones should I listen to first?
Submitted May 22, 2015 at 02:52PM by hittingal http://ift.tt/1FD4wKC
Thanks to my high school band teacher, I cut my jazz teeth on Return to Forever back in the seventies, and I've had a soft spot for Chick Corea ever since, even though my wife will not let me play his music in the house.Please tell me, jazz pianists of /r/jazz: what standing does Chick Corea actually have in the jazz community?
Submitted May 22, 2015 at 03:14AM by eleventeenth_beatle http://ift.tt/1Hyc97n