Simon Fransman (subscribe to him here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIglhQNl15_hi0M0FD2BFCQ ) Released this amazing piece of work today, and I love it. Katy Perry's "Roar" but it's John Coltrane's "Giant Steps." I had to take a solo over it.
My favorite jazz players don't show me everything at once. They have the courage to leave me wanting more...waiting to see what they will do next. Finding truth in your improvisation is KEY. Recorded using Earthworks SV33 Earthworks PM40 5'3 Hallet Davis Baby Grand
“Phil Mattson is the greatest vocal jazz arranger on the planet.” – Richie Cole
In the last while, before Phil's passing, he had a dream to form a vocal group. He invited myself, Tama Shutts, Angela Parrish, Christine Guter and Gerhard Guter (and later, Michele Weir) to be his singers, and we called ourselves "5 PM." Phil was commissioned to arrange "Speak To Me Of Love" by Jed Scott, but let us try it out at this rehearsal, which we recorded (thanks to Mark Mattson). It was shot in April of 2018.
Make sure to watch Part 1 about McCoy Tyner And Anticipatory Pentatonics before watching this video which analyzes the quartal harmony and complexities that make up "that Tyner sound."
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Part two of my interview with Dr. Scott Holden. In this half, we work on Scott's jazz playing and have a blast just talking about whatever happens to come up. Scott could use a boost in subscribers. Please help him out by clicking the subscribe button here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCeQRHV2uHeU_J1FcbtodRcQ
Scott Holden is a dear friend of mine who knows the piano inside and out. He holds music degrees from University Of Michigan, Manhattan School of Music, and the Julliard School where he was a recipient of the Horowitz Prize. Scott and I met when we were both living in Washington Heights in New York City and it was a pleasure to hang out with him and play/talk about music. Part two is coming soon, when I help Scott out with his jazz chops. Scott could use a boost in subscribers. Please help him out by clicking the subscribe button here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCeQRHV2uHeU_J1FcbtodRcQ
Use this groove to play Please Come Home For Christmas or any other 12/8 doo-wop or R&B tune and have fun for days!
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Merry Christmas, everybody. This is one of my very favorites. I'll teach the piano accompaniment in my next video. Stay tuned!
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