Any Fellow Jazzers Here?
jeffmatz
Dec 13 2012, 05:57 PM
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I'm a new member, and I'm just checking to see where my fellow jazz cats are at...maybe we could get an improv thread going...

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Dec 13 2012, 08:23 PM
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Alex is your man for Improv, as far as jazz goes I love the Late genius that was Ted Greene and love the chord stuff but lead playing I have little interest in

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Dec 13 2012, 10:36 PM
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Though I'm not a full-fledged "jazzer" in terms of my chord knowledge and abilities, I DO love listening to all types of jazz, and I play on the funky outskirts of jazzland where funk meets jazz, in my projects. More in the vein of Greyboy Allstars, New Mastersounds, and the funky side of John Scofield.

I would suggest that you look through Stephane Lucarelli's videos here, for jazz stuff. And, though the various forms of "metal" are more popular here, I've learned all types of valuable tips/technique/advice here from students and teachers throughout the year.

Some of my fav jazz players: John Scofield, Melvin Sparks, Grant Green, Kenny Burrell, Larry Carlton (his playing, not all of his music), George Benson (same), and of course.... Django Reinhardt.

I live in Portland Oregon, and we have one of the nation's finest 24hr jazz stations. It streams free online, also, 100% listener supported: www.kmhd.org

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Dec 13 2012, 10:39 PM
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ALex |FEATHER| Akimov'\s Jazz player, ask him about lessons and mentoring process..

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Patrik Berg
Dec 13 2012, 10:40 PM
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I dable in a bit of Jazz, love listening to it and trying to analyse it.

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Bogdan Radovic
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QUOTE (jeffmatz @ Dec 13 2012, 05:57 PM) *
I'm a new member, and I'm just checking to see where my fellow jazz cats are at...maybe we could get an improv thread going...


I think that this is an awesome idea!
Did you have in mind having a audio jazz backing track where you guys would record some improvisations over?

It would be awesome to listen to and follow this thread smile.gif

Please let me know if you guys need me to post a backing track from some of our Jazz guitar lessons here - to get this going.

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Dec 14 2012, 12:33 AM
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I don't play much Jazz, but since I play and listen to a lot of Blues and wanted to understand the connection between Jazz and Blues I ended up enjoying listening to Jazz as well as Blues. I love the music of Joe Pass, Django, George Benson, Ted Greene, and lately I've been listening to quite a lot of John Scofield. I also play piano, so I listen to a lot of Jazz pianists as well.

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Dec 14 2012, 03:26 AM
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I'm still a newbie but I do love Jazz. Make sure you check out the Jazz Licks. smile.gif

Lick of the Day (Scroll down for the Jazz Licks)

Oh yeah, I almost forgot.... Welcome to GMC! You're gonna love it here! smile.gif

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Dec 14 2012, 04:52 AM
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I love Jazz! and the idea of a improvisation thread is great!

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jeffmatz
Dec 14 2012, 05:15 AM
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QUOTE (Bogdan Radovic @ Dec 13 2012, 04:31 PM) *
I think that this is an awesome idea!
Did you have in mind having a audio jazz backing track where you guys would record some improvisations over?

It would be awesome to listen to and follow this thread smile.gif

Please let me know if you guys need me to post a backing track from some of our Jazz guitar lessons here - to get this going.



Yeah, backing track is a great idea...

I know I'm new here, but I have some very strong opinions on how one can actually learn how to play jazz...so I hope I don't offend anybody in the process...I just feel a lot of internet jazz education is terrible...i think we could punch some holes in that crap as a group here and put some stuff out there that's really helpful...so many jazz lessons out there are esoteric and rely on tons of knowledge to be amassed before the student ever plays music...that's a bunch of crap and really discourages a jazz beginner...i think the basics of jazz are simple...they just take a lifetime to master;)

What's the rules here about using backing tracks that are actual tunes? If we don't play the melody and disguise the name of the tune, can we get away with it? Because learning tunes is so essential to jazz improv...you can't learn it by playing random licks over a two chord loop...

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PosterBoy
Dec 14 2012, 09:43 AM
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Aren't most of the jazz standards copy write free by now?

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Bogdan Radovic
Dec 14 2012, 10:22 AM
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QUOTE (jeffmatz @ Dec 14 2012, 05:15 AM) *
What's the rules here about using backing tracks that are actual tunes?


To stay on the safe side, let's use Youtube or Soundcloud for uploading those files - both can be embedded here.

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jeffmatz
Dec 14 2012, 06:57 PM
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QUOTE (Bogdan Radovic @ Dec 14 2012, 03:22 AM) *
To stay on the safe side, let's use Youtube or Soundcloud for uploading those files - both can be embedded here.



Sounds good to me.

Yeah, posterboy, most of them are still copyrighted, so I don't want to break any rules.

I'm going to start a thread today...maybe we can make it an ongoing thing, pick a tune per month and dissect it...

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Dec 15 2012, 02:13 AM
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You got one right here! biggrin.gif Welcome man!

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