That was a fun jam today. Paul Dietrich is a great trumpeter, and Rand, Paul, and John have played together for years and you can hear it. We had a good batch of jammers, too, although it was a bit of a trumpet fest. Where are the sax players?
One of them is Tony Barba and he will join us next time on Nov 6th. Tony Barba keeps busy with his solo project, small groups, and “The Youngblood Brass Band” (they just completed another European tour) The rest of the our band will be UW Jazz Studies professor, Johannes Wallmann, on keys, John Christiansen on bass, and Michael Brenneis on drums. You don’t want to miss this group!
The featured tune on Nov 6th is Horace Silver’s, “Song For My Father.” This is a common jam tune and it’s not too hard. Here’s the post from the last time we did this tune. It has helpful prep info for jammers .