June 17, 2013 in Jazz Originals, Jazz Standards
“Minority” was written by American musician Gigi Gryce. This tune was first recorded with Clifford Brown in 1953. Since then it has been recorded and performed by many jazz greats and has become a standard piece in the jazz repertoire. This tune is most commonly played in the key of F minor.
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June 17, 2013 in Album of the Week
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Learn Jazz Standards.com is proud to promote the 2008 release of “Jazz Side of the Moon”. This record is a collaboration between four musicians who represent some of the modern jazz scenes finest: Ari Hoenig on drums, Mike Moreno on guitar, Sam Yahel on B3 organ, and Seamus Blake on tenor …
June 10, 2013 in Great American Songbook, Jazz Ballads, Jazz Standards
“You Don’t Know What Love Is” was written by Gene De Paul and Don Raye in 1941. It was composed for the 1941 film “Keep em’ Flying”, however it was dropped before it was released and later used for the 1942 film “Behind the Eight Ball”. The song would come back into the spot light in the fifties when artists …
June 10, 2013 in Album of the Week
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Learn Jazz Standards.com is proud to promote the jazz great Wayne Shorter’s 2013 release of “Without A Net”. Joining Shorter for this release is his legendary quartet which has been with him for over a decade: Brian Blade on drums, John Patitucci on bass, and Danilo Perez on piano.
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June 4, 2013 in Jazz Originals, Jazz Standards
“Inner Urge” was written by the great tenor saxophonist Joe Henderson. It was composed for his hit 1965 record also entitled Inner Urge. Henderson describes the inspiration of this tune coming from a time where he was “consumed by an inner urgency which could only be satisfied through this tune. During that period I was coping with the anger and …
June 3, 2013 in Album of the Week
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Learn Jazz Standards.com is proud to promote pianist Gonzalo Rubalcaba’s 2008 release of Avatar.
Joining Rubalcaba on this release is Yosvany Terry on saxophones, Mike Rodriguez on trumpet, Matt Brewer on bass, and Marcus Gilmore on drums. On this record, the Cuban-pianist delves into the music of his fellow musicians. All but one …
May 30, 2013 in Jazz Originals, Jazz Standards
“Work Song” was written by Nat Adderley. This tune is essentially a 16 bar F minor blues. Pay special attention to the hits that are played on the head. Check out the original recording to learn them, as they are an important part of this composition.
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May 22, 2013 in Announcements, Blog
Hello LJS community!
The Great Basin Jazz Camp is offering a full-tuition scholarship through Learn Jazz Standards.com! This week-long workshop boasts esteemed faculty members such as world-renowned guitarist Bruce Forman and trumpeter Carl Sanders. Also, LJS’s very own Camden Hughes has been on faculty at the Great Basin Jazz Camp for 6 years now! The camp will be July 8-12th this summer at Treasure Valley Community …
May 21, 2013 in Album of the Week
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Learn Jazz Standards.com is proud to promote the late great drummer Paul Motian’s 2006 release of “Garden of Eden”. Joining Motian is a large and unconventional band of unique musicians. Three guitarists fill the role: Ben Monder, Steve Cardenas, and Jakob Bro. Chris Cheek and Tony Malaby play saxophones and Jerome …
May 17, 2013 in Jazz Originals, Jazz Standards
“Freight Trane” was written by the great pianist Tommy Flanagan for John Coltrane, as the title suggests. It was recorded on the 1958 record “Kenny Burrell and John Coltrane”.
This tune is what jazz musicians call a “be-bop blues” or a “Bird Blues”(Charlie Parker). It has the same chord progression as Parker’s “Blues For Alice”.
This tune is played in …