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EDSJO repertoire performed by jazz artists and other resources
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Joe Henderson- A Flower Is A Lovesome Thing - YouTube

A very nice rendition of the Billy Strayhorn standard from Henderson's "Lush Life" CD. Joe Henderson- saxophone Wynton Marsalis- trumpet Stephen Scott- piano...
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Such a beautiful tune. Listen to as many versions as you can.

And check out all these guys - Henderson, Marsalis, Lovano etc and of course the composer - Billy Strayhorn

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Average White Band - Pick Up The Pieces - In Concert - YouTube

Average White Band - Pick Up The Pieces - In Concert At House Of Blues
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Funk?

From Scotland?!

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▶ Keith Jarrett - Over the Rainbow - YouTube

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Enjoy.

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Eva Cassidy - Somewhere Over The Rainbow - YouTube

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Go on, have a listen.

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Music

Music | EDSJO - Feed your ears! | Scoop.it
Preview and download the podcast Music on iTunes. Read episode descriptions and customer reviews.
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Scroll down this page and watch video #19 via iTunes - "What is this thing called jazz?"

A great explanation of what to listen for in jazz. Very worth watching.

I'll be asking you all questions about this video so pay attention!

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▶ Chris Potter "Anthropology" - YouTube

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And Chris Potter's version is great too. Listen!

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Rehearsal 18th Dec CANCELLED

Due to clashes with Xmas concerts the EDSJO rehearsal on Wednesday 18th Dec has been cancelled.

The next EDSOJ rehearsal will be on Wednesday 8th January.

Have a great Xmas!

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Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers - Moanin'

Album: Moanin' Year: 1958 Label: Blue Note Lee Morgan - trumpet Benny Golson - tenor saxophone Bobby Timmons - piano Jymie Merritt - bass Art Blakey - drums
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Mingus Big Band - Haitian Fight Song

From the album Blues&Politics (1999)
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More good stuff for your ears!

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IMPORTANT- EDSJO rehearsal Wed 30th Oct CANCELLED!

IMPORTANT- EDSJO rehearsal Wed 30th Oct CANCELLED! | EDSJO - Feed your ears! | Scoop.it

Cheer up, EDSJO will be back on 6th Nov!

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Due to another event using the rehearsal space the EDSJO rehearsal on 30th October is CANCELLED. Please be prepeared for the next rehearsal by studying your music before Wed 6th November.

See/hear you on the 6th!

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Top 10 skills children learn from the arts

Top 10 skills children learn from the arts | EDSJO - Feed your ears! | Scoop.it
You don't find school reformers talking much about how we need to train more teachers in the arts, given the current obsession with science, math, technology and engineering, but here's a list of skills that young people learn from studying the arts.
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Why you MUST attend all the EDSJO rehearsals:

You will develop creativity, confidence, dedication, skills such as problem solving, perseverance, focus, non-verbal communication, receive constructive feedback, learn to collaborate and be accountable.

 

:-)

 

and it's great fun!

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Musical Phrasing for Jazz Improvisation | jazzadvice.com

Musical Phrasing for Jazz Improvisation | jazzadvice.com | EDSJO - Feed your ears! | Scoop.it
Great jazz improvisation begins with solid musical phrasing. Learn how to develop musical phrases in your improvisation. Examples of Miles Davis and Chet Baker.
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I know there's a lot to get through but there's some great advice in here. Well worth printing out and keeping handy for a re-read when you've got a spare minute or two.

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Duke Ellington - Koko

https://itunes.apple.com/it/album/duke-ellington-songs-40-best/id535750549 Classic Mood Experience The best masterpieces ever recorded http://www.youtube.com...
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Remember performace note #1: listen to Ellington.

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Art Pepper-You'd Be So Nice to Come Home To - YouTube

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Alto sax legend Art Pepper playing 'You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To'.

Check it out!

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Miles Davis Quintet - 'Round Midnight - YouTube

Miles Davis Quintet - 'Round Midnight (1956) Personnel: Miles Davis (trumpet), John Coltrane (tenor sax), Red Garland (piano), Paul Chambers (bass), Philly J...
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Check out the most famous version of this tune.

Time to feed your ears :-)

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Scottish Youth Jazz Funk Big Band

Scottish Youth Jazz Funk Big Band | EDSJO - Feed your ears! | Scoop.it
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A great opportunity for you to get some great playing experience during the summer! Go play!

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Chick Corea acoustic band & Bobby McFerrin "Autumn Leaves" - YouTube

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Another version of Autumn Leaves.

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▶ Cannonball Adderley - Autumn Leaves - YouTube

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Listen listen LISTEN!

This is GREAT. Check the simplicity of Miles' solo.

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▶ Charlie Parker - Anthropology - YouTube

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Some Bird and Diz to feed to your ears.

Get ready for the next rehearsal!

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Kenny Dorham - Una Mas (One More Time)

Una Mas (One More Time) (1964) Personnel: Kenny Dorham (Trumpet) Herbie Hancock (Piano) Joe Henderson (Tenor Saxophone) Butch Warren (Double Bass) Tony Willi...
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Miles Davis - All Blues

Album: Kind of Blue Personnel: Miles Davis (tp) Cannonball Adderley (as) John Coltrane (ts) Bill Evans (p) Paul Chambers (b) Jimmy Cobb (ds) Recorded: April ...
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Dexter Gordon Quartet - Cheese Cake

Dexter Gordon Quartet - Cheese Cake (1962) Personnel: Dexter Gordon (tenor sax), Sonny Clark (piano), Butch Warren (bass), Billy Higgins (drums) from the alb...
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One of the GREATS! Dive in, listen and enjoy the Dex!

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Charles Mingus - Goodbye Pork Pie Hat

Goodbye Pork Pie Hat, Charles Mingus, Mingus Ah Um
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Mingus wrote this as an elegy for tenor saxophonist Lester Young. 

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Improv Class - Gary Burton

Gary Burton talks to Loyola University New Orleans students about his career and the different aspects of improvisation.
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A GREAT way to spend an hour or so. Lots of very valuable info from a top flight musician. He offers some great advice to jazz students who play for him in the video. Well worth watching more than once.

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Oliver Nelson - Stolen Moments

from the record: "The Blues and the Abstract Truth". This divine album were made by a dreamteam of musicians including Bill Evans, Paul Chambers, Freddie Hub...
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How good is this!

Check out the thematic improv by Nelson on tenor saxophone. Wow.

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