Once in a while, I suppose I might rant a little bit. This is something that has been troubling me, and I needed to say what I am feeling about it. I think the future of vocal jazz is in trouble, unless we remember the importance of improvisation.
Freedom Jazz Dance” is a jazz-rock piece that was composed by Eddie Harris in 1965. The “free” in the title comes from the fact that there’s only one chord, a Bb7, and during your solos you can basically play anything you like over it, going “inside” and “outside” at will.
Parked the car. PARKED. Not driving :-) And started singing. It's fun sometimes to just see what comes out. Thanks for watching!
Ever wish you could sing a nice harmony along with someone? Where do you start? You start right here, with this simple concept of the common tone.