Instructor: Kent Baker
Phone: (802) 287-1066 (mobile)


By Tue/Wed 9/4-5, be able to play Caldonia in B-Flat (easier than C).

Listen to any new examples on the site.

By Mon/Tue 9/10-11, read through Chapter 4 of the text. Begin scale work, major and minor, one key per day, circle of fifths (Ch. 4 p.96 text, cf. Ch. 11 piano text).

Louis Jordan and His Tympany Five (1944) - Is You Is Or Is You Ain't My Baby
Tom and Jerry (1946) - Is You Is Or Is You Ain't My Baby

Louis Jordan (1946) - Caldonia
Woody Herman and His Thundering Herd (1964) - Caldonia

Nat Cole - Route 66

Dave Brubeck Quartet - Blue Rondo a la Turk

Wynton Marsalis/JALC - Braggin' in Brass (Ellington) (Havana, 2010)

Eva Cassidy - Autumn Leaves (Blues Alley, Washington DC, August 1996)

Heads you should be familiar with

Autumn Leaves
Blue Bossa
Peri's Scope
Is You Is Or Is You Ain't My Baby
In a Mellow Tone
Don't Get Around Much Anymore
I Let a Song Go Out Of My Heart (in C)
My Favorite Things
Caldonia (B-Flat)
How High the Moon
C Jam Blues

Concepts and terms we have discussed

Stop chorus
Trading solos
Calling keys by hand signal
West Coast (Cool) jazz
Polyrhythms and cross-rhythms
Ellington ending (mi-fa-fi-so-la-ti-do)
Concept of partner songs
Song form
Question and answer phrase (antecedent/consequent)
Clef transposition at the second and third
ii-V-I (all minor chords as ii, dominant as V, major as I)
Common chord progressions