In this session, Daniel presents the often mystifying subject of “jazz” in simple, clear terms. Here’s a way for you to access jazz that will make the experience engaging, inspiring and FUN.
What’s covered in this session:
- Understanding how jazz is not so different from modern, contemporary pop styles of music.
- Learning the secrets to make jazz easy to understand and appreciate, for musicians and listeners alike.
- Learning how both solos and “comping” are based around the melody in a jazz song.
- Using the “hot dog” analogy to understand the character of the fascinating “conversation” that goes on between jazz musicians.
- How finding the right artist can act as a “gateway drug” into deeper awareness and understanding of jazz.
- Analyzing the Miles Davis song “Freddie Freeloader” to understand the specifics of how different soloists approach a common theme.
- Learn more about the annual Daniel Glass New York Jazz Intensive.
- “Freddie Freeloader” from the Miles Davis album “Kind of Blue” is an excellent example of the fascinating “conversation” that goes on between jazz musicians.
- Here’s an excellent book that shares the the making of “Kind of Blue,” including the full story behind “Freddie Freeloader.”
- “Well, You Needn’t” by Thelonious Monk includes one of those ultra-memorable melodies that first helped me to appreciate the magic of jazz.