Daniel Glass Show

318 – [Daniel Glass Show]: Keep Calm and Learn To Love Jazz

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.

Resources/Links/People Mentioned:

  • 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.
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