This has been such an enjoyable week working with some very motivated and talented young jazz students – so eager and willing to learn about this great music. Bonus: getting to work alongside some of the area’s best musician/educators – and having a great time doing it.
A recent version of a classic. Enjoy the absolute commitment to the groove, especially from about 4:54 on.
With Reginald Veal, bass, Herlin Riley, drums, Manolo Badrena, percussion.
Philly Joe Jones takes five brilliant choruses (plus 16 bars for good measure) on Thelonious Monk’s “Nutty.”
Sing the tune to yourself throughout (hint: [if you don’t know the tune] – listen for the first two beats at the start of every 8 bar phrase, as well as beats 3 & 4 in the third bar of each 8 bar phrase.) It’s a wonderfully constructed solo. The full concert (with somewhat diminished audio quality) can also be viewed here.