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Jazz Band


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Community Valentines Day Ball:

The World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra: 

Jazz Band Videos can be found on our youtube page!

Set I (2017-18)

Sr Jazz Tracks

Jr Jazz Tracks
Baggage Claim Improv Track (first 16 bars only for tryout)

Set III (2016-17)

Sr Jazz Tracks
Watermelon Man-Herbie Hancock. Iconic solos by Freddie Hubbard, 
trumpet and Dexter Gordon, tenor sax

Have You Met Miss Jones-Chet Baker, trumpet

Jr Jazz Tracks

Unit 7 by Sam Jones (tune that improv changes are from)
Transcription of Cannonball Adderley solo
Tom Harrell trumpet solo transcription available here.
Try this bebop scale lick: 1 2 3 4 5 6 b7 7 8 7 b7 9 6 b6 5 8 5 b5 4 b3 3 1 7 b7


Great article on how to play swing & bebop tonguing:  The Basics of Jazz 
Ideas for use over sus chords
A treasure trove of transcriptions for saxophone and trumpet and guitar
More transcriptions by Steve Khan with analysis
Transcriptions of solos for C, Bb, Eb instruments - practice same solo with your buddy!
Need a lead sheet to a tune transposed for your instrument?  Go here!

Want to compose?  Here is a great online music notation program.  Noteflight
Go here to see scale series of I, ii, V, I blues.

See and hear bass line and piano voicing for a blues progression in F, Bb & Eb (created on Noteflight).

Go here to see how to develop a blues bass line (created on Noteflight). 
Have You Met Miss Jones solo

Jazz saxophone lessons online.  Sax on the Web
10 Jazz Scales you should know. 
Quickly learn major and minor chords at pdfjazzmusic.com 

 Historically significant artists listed in (semi) score order, then chronologically by birth.

Check out this mandolin player, David Grisman and Chris Thile with Edgar Meyer on bass.

Check out Victor Wooten and Edgar Meyer playing a duet on ONE bass!

Check out bass player Christian McBride here and Dave Holland here.

If you like the guitar playing in the movie, August Rush, check out Andy McKee

Caravan - Kenny Drew jazz trio
Great players and energy.  The drummer is incredible.

Tight band and awesome trombone playing!

Hey Jude - from Maynard Ferguson albums titled MF Horn I & II
Listen to how crazy they get at the end of the tune.  You really should listen to the Beatles version since Paul McCartney wrote Hey Jude.  And here is a version played by a high school jazz ensemble.

Chameleon - Part I, Part II - from Herbie Hancock's Headhunter album.  
Most people never listen to the "B" section!  Don't be one of these people.

Mercy, Mercy, Mercy - Cannonball Adderly Quintet
Listen to Cannonball preach during the intro.  Live performance.

Gospel John - recording from Maynard Ferguson album Chameleon
from last.fm - you can check out the album version by clicking on player in upper right handcorner of page and also view a live youtube version from this page.  On the video notice the band of rhythm, 5 trumpets, 3 saxes, and 2 trombones. 

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