In this transcription project we are going to be looking at one chorus of Duke Ellington’s ‘In A Mellow Tone’. The harmony is relatively simple, but really rich and you will get some fantastic Dominant 7th lines down if you give this course the application it deserves.
It’s the middle of November so that means it’s time to start work on our 2019 Christmas project. This year I’ve selected ‘Ding Dong Merrily on High’ from the A Jazzy Christmas Book – to take part you need to order the book. Eb Saxophones Bb Saxophones
Dexter Gordon is one of the most under appreciated saxophonists amongst lay people, but real music fans know what a monster player ‘Long Tall Dexter’ was…
We’ve covered the why licks are an important part of forming your jazz vocabulary in our ‘10 licks in 10 weeks’ course. In this new course we are going to look at 12 different licks all in the key of C major. Whilst we are going to look at how to move these licks into […]
Joel Frahm is one of my favourite contemporary saxophonists. A big man with a big sound and bags of technique this is a great track to introduce you to the man from Wisconsin.
At least 85%, possibly as high as 95% of Bebop tunes are ‘heads’ written over songs from musicals and shows of the 1930’s and 40’s. Musicians such as Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie did this to avoid paying royalties in the recording studio for the songs they were using in the clubs. Popular songs such […]