How to make your band sound like you have practiced together when in actuality, you never have. Here is a little trick that I use when I am in that situation, to make polished endings that sound like you had planned them.
As promised, a lesson about how to lay down a good funk groove on this classic pop tune: Just The Two Of Us - a 1981 R&B single written by Bill Withers, William Salter and Ralph MacDonald, and recorded by Grover Washington Jr. and Bill Withers. The song originally appeared on Washington's album Winelight (1980) - This video follows my Aimee's Mini House Concert: Just The Two Of Us - a concert video from yesterday where I perform in this exact style. Se also What Do You Think About When You Improvise
I love this song. There's a scat solo in the middle and an instructional video for how to play the piano part in my next video - Funk Piano Tutorial: Just The Two Of Us!
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CD REVIEW: Fans of Norah Jones will love this chill "What if Diana Krall had sat in with Bill Evans and Jim Hall" release from Aimee Nolte. Aimee's voice is at once cool, soulful, widely expressive, and agile. Her keyboard chops are outstanding, with great lines and solid time feel. Her compositions are stand-out, check out the standard worthy "Just Us", or the pop friendly "Reverance".
Take a look at my collection of transcriptions with me, Sound of Love - My Man’s Gone Now - Nardis - How Deep is the Ocean - Lucky to be me - Danny Boy - Blue in Green - Israel - Milestone - People ... and more...
The first in my new series about how you can practice jazz in your car. We sing our way through the roots of "All The Things You Are" and talk about why it's important to do so.