Another very interesting in documentary:. I don’t think I have seen this one before, but surely will over the weekend
This looks like a great documentary. Will have to watch it this weekend: :
This just showed up in my feed. Fantastic Coltrane with Wynton Kelly, Paul Chambers and Jimmy Cobb recorded in Düsseldorf in 1960.
Another great find on JAzzWax and a video that I will have to check out: Dizzy Gillespie Documentary, 1990 – JazzWax
Joel Frahm in Smallsville Workshop Podcast:
On of the things talking about Jazz tradition is the fact that there’s is a feeling that is passed down, it’s not just the notes, it’s not just the what we play, it’s the how we play.
Joel is one of my favourite players and this is just a great interview in which he talks about his youth, his career and shares his insights. Also you might want to check The Smalls Live Workshop site, there is many more interviews and transcriptions (also some of Joel Frahm’s solos).
I like to come up with looping exercise like this, because they are a quick way to learn some new material and built-up vocabulary and technique.
It’s time for another looping exercise. While practicing I was looking for a way to run through BeBop-scales in all keys following the ideas/concept as described in Jeff Elwood’s e-book Developing Be-Bop Lines and came up with this little loop.
The exercise follows the idea breaking down the BeBop scale into three arpeggios followed by the BeBop passing note (again check out his book, it’s worth it) and then resolves into the next chord in the cycle of 4ths.
The book features the best description on how to built/play BeBop lines that I came across and I can't recommend it highly enough. I suggest you go and check it out and as a bonus this loop will make a lot more sense to you afterwards.
After you have visited the Big Band gig on Friday you can of course come to Jumpru Pub on Saturday at 16:30 and listen to us performing the music of Charles Mingus. Just saying.
Sonny Rollins live in 1968. Great music and video from Cafe Montmatre on Jazz Wax: Sonny Rollins: Copenhagen, 1968