Can you recognize what tune the chord changes of this tune come from?
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Ben Allison was invited to teach a one-week workshop on composition and group interplay at the Siena Jazz Foundation’s International Jazz Master Program. Then he debuts a new group back in New York City at the Abrons Arts Center before heading back to Europe for a tour with the Ben Allison Band. Ben and his [...]
This is a video of Lee Starovich (one of my longtime bass students) performing The Chicken along with trumpeter Kyle Liccoci. Both of these musicians have been involved with the Midwest Young Artists program and attend Libertyville High School, where I teach:
Here’s a great rendition on 50 Ways to Leave Your Lover (one of my favorite Paul Simon songs) featuring an awesome bass solo intro by Larry Grenadier (pardon the green flashes in the video–it’s well worth watching despite this): YouTube – Brad Mehldau Trio – 50 ways to leave your lover – part 1