What Record Are You Listening To Today?

(Hayden Hill) #142

Thanks Kim… the estimated launch date is 29th September so just 26 days away… Very exciting!

You can the 2 part tutorial on “The Way You Look Tonight” here:

Part 1: https://www.pianogroove.com/jazz-piano-lessons/the-way-you-look-tonight-tutorial/

Part 2: https://www.pianogroove.com/jazz-piano-lessons/the-way-look-tonight-part-2/

Part 1 covers some useful tips for creating improvised introductions and part 2 covers more advanced theory.

I hope you like it! :slight_smile:

(Hayden Hill) #143

Next up we have a jazz standard tutorial on the beautiful ballad “As Time Goes By”:

Here’s my favourite vocal version:

And here’s a wonderful solo piano recording by Kenny Barron:

(Brian Shelly) #144

This is my favourite Jazz record of today! Sooooooo good!! :slight_smile: Piano wizardry

(Brian Shelly) #145

Thanks for all the suggestions! I’ll be a while going through these :slight_smile:

(Hayden Hill) #146

Thanks for sharing Brian… Jamie is such a talent!

And yes this thread has turned into a quite a resource with many different tastes and styles!

I’ve been working on “My Favourite Things”, there’s an upcoming tutorial.

I love the Bill Evans version below, it’s amazing how he accompanies himself in the lower registers when he plays solo piano:

(Joyce Cordus) #147

I listened to Mel Torme’s version of Autumn leaves: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L0dB00CXf0g

(Hayden Hill) #148

Beautiful, thanks for sharing Joyce!

(Ana) #149

Smile. Brad mehldau.

(Hayden Hill) #150

Hey Ana, I think that a Brad Mehldau style arrangement is a great idea. “Smile” is a brilliant suggestion. :slight_smile:

(Barbara Bailey) #151

Beautiful! Just love this piece. Thanks, Barb

(Hayden Hill) #152

Yes that’s a beautiful recording Barbara!

Check out the lesson on “Laura” here: https://www.pianogroove.com/jazz-piano-lessons/laura-jazz-piano-tutorial/

I’d say that the arrangement is Intermediate/Advanced level, but don’t be put off by that if you are new to jazz piano.

It’s always good to play things that you initially don’t understand, it’s actually a great way to improve! Just make sure you are trying to analyse the notes you are playing in terms of scale degrees… that is the key and the understanding will come with time :slight_smile:

(Hayden Hill) #153

Red Garland Trio - “There Will Never Be Another You”

Listen to his use of the Red Garland Voicing in his improv, love how he uses his unique voicings style as a spring board to inject energy into his solos.

Lesson on that voicings style here: https://www.pianogroove.com/jazz-piano-lessons/red-garland-voicing-block-chord-tutorial/

The YouTube link doesn’t actually work for me here in the UK, but it will likely work in the USA. Spotify link also included below.

(Dennis Goldfinch) #154

Been listening to Bill Charlap. Spring can hang you up the most. Beautiful voicings.

(Natasha Moszenin) #155

Hi everyone, I wanted to share a recording by Robert Glasper, called " So Beautiful".
I saw a performance of his trio at the Melbourne Jazz Festival in 2016, and I think he is sensational.



(Hayden Hill) #156

Thanks for sharing Natasha… beautiful recording and nice videography too!

It must have been a wonderful experience to see him perform live!

(Claudio Kunz) #157

I would love to see your arrangement of “Blue moon” in the transcriptions, hayden :slight_smile:

(Hayden Hill) #158

Nice recording Claudio, thanks for sharing.

Yes "Blue Moon" is the next jazz standard lesson… it will be ready this week.

I’ve always liked Kenny Barron’s versions of this tune, he has a few recordings, but this ones is my favourite:

Kenny Barron “Blue Moon” Live At Bradley’s

Spotify version:

He reharmonises the chord changes quite heavily in places… interesting stuff!

The A Sections are composed almost entirely of the I-VI-II-V progression in Eb Major…

Ebmaj7 - C-7(C7) - F-7 - Bb7

we’ll be exploring the implications and applications of this in the lesson.

(Hayden Hill) #159

Wynton Kelly - “There Will Never Be Another You”

Wonderful example of harmonising the head of the tune with block chords/4 way close.

I love his improvised line over the minor 251 at 1:52 - 1:59.

He then does some extensive and impressive improv with block chords at 2:14. A joy to listen to!

(Hayden Hill) #161

Mulgrew Miller - What a Difference a Day Makes

Live at Yoshi’s, Vol. 1

Mulgrew Miller (piano)
Derrick Hodge (bass)
Karriem Riggins (drums)

(James Lambie) #162

Not a jazz tune, but has a kind of bossa flavour and some blues colours due to the use of the b5 in the verse melody. Over the past year I have spent a lot of time learning to play and transcribe music by ear, and this is one I have looked at over the past while - hence why I’m posting it today (perhaps the blues tutorial posted this week has been in my mind!). This is in E Minor with the blue note used to great effect. I am concentrating on writing my first vocal tunes this year, hence why I am focusing on interesting melodies to inspire me!