After a brief website blackout, we’re back! We’ll return to the cozy confines of North Street Cabaret for our next session on October 7. The featured tunes are two bop classics. First up is Dizzy’s “Groovin’ High,” a meat-and-potatoes bop number. “Blues for Alice” is the second tune. Composed by Charlie Parker, it’s a twelve-bar blues in which the harmony moves from I7 to IV7 in ii-V’s that descend whole steps, then from the IV7 to the final cadence in ii-V’s that descend in half steps. If my harmonic analysis falls flat(!), see the chart in Real Book 1. “Groovin’ High” also appears in RB1 and in an Aebersold volume of the same name. The house band will include some of our usual suspects: Paul Dietrich (tpt), Dave Stoler (pno), John Mesoloras (bs), and John Lombardo (dr).
As always, we look forward to seeing and hearing you at the jam. And when you take a break from practicing, maybe click on the Paypal button to your right to donate to our September fundraiser. Thanks!