Welcome to episode 224 of the LJS Podcast where today I learn a new jazz standard in real-time on the show. If you’ll join with me you’ll know a new jazz standard by the end as well. You’ll see how I approach learning a jazz standard by ear, no filters, no edits.
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You know, I love a lot of things about jazz music, like I love the improv, I love the creativity, I love the challenge it provides to us as individual musicians. Just a lot of things are great about it that I enjoy playing and listening to it.
But what a lot of people don’t know is, my favorite part about jazz is the ballads. I just love ballads! I love playing the ballads. I think it’s just some of the most beautiful music. It’s all tunes! Oh man, it’s so great!
And so, I’ve been thinking to myself for a while, there’s this particular ballad that I’ve really been wanting to learn and still don’t know it.
So in today’s episode, I am going to learn that jazz standard for the very first time. And I think in the process, you might learn it as well just by going along this with me and maybe at least get inside of my head of what I think about when I learn a jazz standard by ear.
In this episode:
1. I walk through a Brad Meldau recording of “Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered” and learn it by ear