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Jazz, dude... *snaps*

Post by Ex Nihilo » Mon May 14, 2007 8:32 pm

so what jazz pieces are you guys playing ad what festivals are you doing or have you done?

we just did the Coronado Jazz Festival.

our list is as follows:
In a Mellow Tone
Basie-Straight Ahead
Brass Machine
Larry's Latin Lunch
St. Louis Blues March

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Post by JazzGeek » Mon May 14, 2007 11:26 pm

Ex Nihilo wrote:so what jazz pieces are you guys playing ad what festivals are you doing or have you done?

we just did the Coronado Jazz Festival.

our list is as follows:
In a Mellow Tone
Basie-Straight Ahead
Brass Machine
Larry's Latin Lunch
St. Louis Blues March
Nice set! No ballad? Or does "Brass Machine" feature a rubato section? [I'm not familiar with that piece].
I love a band that plays Basie charts, might I suggest for a ballad, Basie's "Lil' Darlin'"?

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Post by Ex Nihilo » Tue May 15, 2007 8:17 am

JazzGeek wrote:
Ex Nihilo wrote:so what jazz pieces are you guys playing ad what festivals are you doing or have you done?

we just did the Coronado Jazz Festival.

our list is as follows:
In a Mellow Tone
Basie-Straight Ahead
Brass Machine
Larry's Latin Lunch
St. Louis Blues March
Nice set! No ballad? Or does "Brass Machine" feature a rubato section? [I'm not familiar with that piece].
I love a band that plays Basie charts, might I suggest for a ballad, Basie's "Lil' Darlin'"?
In a Mellow Tone is kinda... ballady. Oh! i forgot The Loner. that one's a ballad, but we haven't played it for a while.

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Post by supermutant » Tue May 15, 2007 11:19 am

Brass Machine....Ballad????? :drop: :shock:

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Post by JazzGeek » Tue May 15, 2007 4:11 pm

supercommuter wrote:Brass Machine....Ballad????? :drop: :shock:
Hey, it's an easy mistake---I know the Basie tune "Wind Machine", which is a bit of a barn-burner. I thought maybe the two tunes were related. Whatever.

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Post by ZJH » Tue May 15, 2007 5:46 pm

The Franklin Jazz Ensemble did the following three pieces for their past season:

"Birk's Works"
"I Remember Clifford"
"Georgia On My Mind"
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Post by lord hornblower » Wed May 16, 2007 1:12 am

Armijo High School did these three pieces:
Fiesta Bahia
Don't Know Why
Swing Shift

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Post by Ex Nihilo » Wed May 16, 2007 8:41 am

JazzGeek wrote:
supercommuter wrote:Brass Machine....Ballad????? :drop: :shock:
Hey, it's an easy mistake---I know the Basie tune "Wind Machine", which is a bit of a barn-burner. I thought maybe the two tunes were related. Whatever.
brass machine is a li'l diddy by some guy named Maynard Fergueson. :roll:

ZJH wrote:"Birk's Works"
NICE! i love that song!

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Post by thom » Wed May 16, 2007 12:57 pm

The Torrance High Jazz Ensemble played 2 different sets for the two festivals this year.

At Cuesta College:
Takin' The Plunge
In A Sentimental Mood
A Night In Tunisia

At Moorpark College:
Prime Time
When I Fall In Love
A Night In Augusta
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Post by ZJH » Wed May 16, 2007 7:39 pm

Ex Nihilo wrote:
ZJH wrote:"Birk's Works"
NICE! i love that song!
Haha, yeah that PIECE is just killer (sorry, I'm getting really anal about that). I remember the first time I heard our band perform that during rehearsal, it got really hard to get the main melody in the saxes out of my head the entire day. Really just awesome. The judges all loved it too, haha.
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Post by Ex Nihilo » Wed May 16, 2007 7:41 pm

ZJH wrote:
Ex Nihilo wrote:
ZJH wrote:"Birk's Works"
NICE! i love that song!
Haha, yeah that PIECE is just killer (sorry, I'm getting really anal about that). I remember the first time I heard our band perform that during rehearsal, it got really hard to get the main melody in the saxes out of my head the entire day. Really just awesome. The judges all loved it too, haha.
what is the difference between a piece and a song? if there is no difference... I'M CALLING IT A SONG DAMMIT! :lol:

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Post by JazzGeek » Wed May 16, 2007 10:14 pm

Ex Nihilo wrote:
JazzGeek wrote:
supercommuter wrote:Brass Machine....Ballad????? :drop: :shock:
Hey, it's an easy mistake---I know the Basie tune "Wind Machine", which is a bit of a barn-burner. I thought maybe the two tunes were related. Whatever.
brass machine is a li'l diddy by some guy named Maynard Fergueson. :roll:
Well, excuuuuuse me! I own quite a few Maynard albums, but unfortunately don't own the one with that tune. Personally, my favorite Maynard cut is "Give It One"...... 8-)

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Post by RBSnare » Fri May 25, 2007 5:01 pm

Ex Nihilo wrote:
ZJH wrote:
Ex Nihilo wrote: NICE! i love that song!
Haha, yeah that PIECE is just killer (sorry, I'm getting really anal about that). I remember the first time I heard our band perform that during rehearsal, it got really hard to get the main melody in the saxes out of my head the entire day. Really just awesome. The judges all loved it too, haha.
what is the difference between a piece and a song? if there is no difference... I'M CALLING IT A SONG DAMMIT! :lol:

I usually think pieces are played and songs are sung.
My heart's numbered beat
still echoes in this empty room
and fear wells in me
but nothing seems big enough to defend
so im going away, i am going away...

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Post by ZJH » Fri May 25, 2007 11:54 pm

RBSnare wrote:
Ex Nihilo wrote:
ZJH wrote: Haha, yeah that PIECE is just killer (sorry, I'm getting really anal about that). I remember the first time I heard our band perform that during rehearsal, it got really hard to get the main melody in the saxes out of my head the entire day. Really just awesome. The judges all loved it too, haha.
what is the difference between a piece and a song? if there is no difference... I'M CALLING IT A SONG DAMMIT! :lol:

I usually think pieces are played and songs are sung.
That would be what I was getting at, haha. But actually, I should correct myself by calling them jazz charts rather than pieces. I'm sure they're still pieces, but I'd rather stay true to the genre and call them charts, just like how bagpipe bands call their music "tunes". Lil' tidbit of information for everyone there. ;p
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Post by Zarathrustra » Sat May 26, 2007 12:29 pm

The only song which San Benito knows we will be playing for sure is "Gospel John". I'm playing lead trumpet for it so it's gonna be really fun.

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