We had a great time, a great turnout, and a great jam at last week’s session at the North Street Cabaret. We are very lucky indeed to have such a great venue to support local jazz!
For our next jam, we’ll thrill to the playing of Paul Dietrich (tpt), Dave Stoler (pno), Ben Ferris (bs), and John Lombardo (dr). They’ll back jammers on two Charlie Parker numbers. Bird wrote a lot of music using rhythm changes and blues forms, represented here by “Anthropology” and “Barbados,” respectively. Neither of these are harmonically challenging, but the melody of “Barbados” is a tad tricky in my opinion, especially at bright tempos. They can be found in Real Books I and II.
We’ll see you next time at North Street Cabaret!