Welcome to episode 183 of the LJS Podcast where today we listen to two solos I’ve recorded in the past. We’ll listen to one that I’m proud of and checks off the boxes of a good jazz solo, and we’ll also listen to one I’m not so proud of. I analyze what made the good one good, and the bad one bad.
Listen to episode 183
I talk a lot about in this podcast analyzing your own jazz playing, listening back to recordings of yourself and analyzing and digging in to what you can work on and what you can do better.
One thing to do is to listen to a jazz solo you play that you really are proud of, one that you really think defines what you are going after musically, and also listening to one that you feel a little bit disappointed with, maybe even slightly embarrassed to show to others.
And that’s exactly what I’m going to do in today’s episode. I’m going to show you a jazz solo that I’m proud of and a jazz solo I kind of don’t want anyone to listen to.
In this episode:
1. My 3 elements of what makes a good jazz solo
2. My “good” jazz solo with a vocal, bass, guitar trio
3. My “bad” jazz solo over my original composition
4. 3 things I could do to improve my solo and make it better
I look forward to having you join me in the next episode!