They paced themselves to save their hottest numbers for later in the show, to give the audience a chance to warm up. Hammond introduced Basie to Billie Holiday , whom he invited to sing with the band. Holiday did not record with Basie, as she had her own record contract and preferred working with small combos.
There were often no musical notations made. Once the musicians found what they liked, they usually were able to repeat it using their "head arrangements" and collective memory. Next, Basie played at the Savoy , which was noted more for lindy-hopping , while the Roseland was a place for fox-trots and congas. Basie had Holiday, and Webb countered with the singer Ella Fitzgerald.
Throughout the fight, which never let down in its intensity during the whole fray, Chick took the aggressive, with the Count playing along easily and, on the whole, more musically scientifically.
Undismayed by Chick's forceful drum beating, which sent the audience into shouts of encouragement and appreciation and casual beads of perspiration to drop from Chick's brow onto the brass cymbals, the Count maintained an attitude of poise and self-assurance. He constantly parried Chick's thundering haymakers with tantalizing runs and arpeggios which teased more and more force from his adversary.
The publicity over the big band battle, before and after, gave the Basie band a boost and wider recognition. A few months later, Holiday left for Artie Shaw 's band.
Hammond introduced Helen Humes , whom Basie hired; she stayed with Basie for four years. Basie's man band began playing at the Famous Door , a mid-town nightspot with a CBS network feed and air conditioning , which Hammond was said to have bought the club in return for their booking Basie steadily throughout the summer of Their fame took a huge leap. On February 19, , Count Basie and his Orchestra opened a four-week engagement at Southland in Boston, and they broadcast over the radio on 20 February.
Dance hall bookings were down sharply as swing began to fade, the effects of the musicians' strikes of —44 and began to be felt, and the public's taste grew for singers. Basie occasionally lost some key soloists. However, throughout the s, he maintained a big band that possessed an infectious rhythmic beat, an enthusiastic team spirit, and a long list of inspired and talented jazz soloists.
The big band era appeared to have ended after the war, and Basie disbanded the group. For a while, he performed in combos, sometimes stretched to an orchestra. He reformed his group as a piece orchestra in This group was eventually called the New Testament band.
Basie credited Billy Eckstine , a top male vocalist of the time, for prompting his return to Big Band. He said that Norman Granz got them into the Birdland club and promoted the new band through recordings on the Mercury , Clef , and Verve labels. Basie's new band was more of an ensemble group, with fewer solo turns, and relying less on "head" and more on written arrangements.
Basie added touches of bebop "so long as it made sense", and he required that "it all had to have feeling". Behind the occasional bebop solos, he always kept his strict rhythmic pulse, "so it doesn't matter what they do up front; the audience gets the beat".
In , the band made its first European tour. Jazz was especially appreciated in France, The Netherlands, and Germany in the s; these countries were the stomping grounds for many expatriate American jazz stars who were either resurrecting their careers or sitting out the years of racial divide in the United States. Neal Hefti began to provide arrangements, notably " Lil Darlin' ". By the mids, Basie's band had become one of the preeminent backing big bands for some of the most prominent jazz vocalists of the time.
In , Basie released the live album Count Basie at Newport. It was released by Roulette Records, then later reissued by Capitol Records. He also teaches a song entitled "Spanish Fandango" to show how the tuning can be used.
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Jim Deeming teaches a fingerstyle arrangement of "The Entertainer," a classic piano song ported over to the guitar. Jim Deeming teaches the skills necessary to transform any song into a solo fingerstyle masterpiece. Jim talks more about arranging fingerstyle songs. This time around he discusses harmonization and chord inversions. Jim Deeming demonstrates alternate ways to play the CAGED chords that can be very useful when playing melody and accompaniment simultaneously.
In this lesson Jim Deeming talks about a simple way to add harmony notes to the melody section of fingerstyle songs. This technique is quite simple and can add a whole new dimension to your playing. His Dad was taking fingerpicking lessons, and Jim wanted to be just like him.
The Mel Bay books didn't last very long before he strapped on a thumb pick and added the Chet part to Red River Valley so it sounded better. Most of Jim's early learning was by ear. With unlimited access to his Dad's collection of Chet Atkins albums, he spent countless hours decoding his favorite songs. They were never "right" until they sounded just like Chet.
Around the age of 12, Jim heard Jerry Reed for the first time and just knew he had to be able to make that "Alabama Wild Man" sound. More recently he has pursued arrangements by Tommy Emmanuel and Doyle Dykes, in addition to creating some of his own and writing originals. Jim has performed in front of a variety of audiences, including concerts, competitions, weddings and the like, but playing at church has always been a mainstay.
Whether playing in worship bands or guitar solos, gospel music is deep in his roots and is also the driving theme behind his debut CD release, titled "First Fruits". Jim has been playing for about 38 years. He also has taught private lessons in the past but believes JamPlay. Jim lives in Berthoud, Colorado with his wife, Linda, and their four children.
Although he still has a "day job", he is actively performing and is already back in the studio working on the next CD. If you wonder how he finds time, look no further than the back seat of his truck where he keeps a "travel guitar" to take advantage of any practice or song-writing opportunities he can get. It's an original tune, written in memory of Jim's father who told him early on he should always keep a pick in his pocket in case he ever met Chet Atkins and got the chance to play for him.
That song is slated to be the title track for his next CD, which will feature several more originals plus some of his favorite covers of Chet and Jerry arrangements. Our acoustic guitar lessons are taught by qualified instructors with various backgrounds with the instrument. Tapping is a great tool that can be used to create the sound of two guitars without ever having to pluck a note!
The tricky In this lesson Justin introduces his series on playing with a capo and dishes out some basic tips, including how to properly JamPlay is proud to introduce jazz guitarist Peter Einhorn. In this lesson series, Peter will discuss and demonstrate a way Phil discusses inspiration, where it's found and how you can take almost anything around you and use it to inspire your own Learn a simple mini song that illustrates just how intertwined scales and chords really are.
Dave uses a G chord paired Eve talks about the boom-chuck strum pattern. This strum pattern will completely change the sound of your playing. Our electric guitar lessons are taught by instructors with an incredible amount of teaching experience. David MacKenzie introduces the tapping technique and teaches a fun exercise. This lesson includes a backing track. Dynamics can be a key component to becoming expressive with your melodies.
Irene applies some dynamic expressive techniques She was in famously strung out on other talents that were as mercurial as hers, fueling constant speculation as to whether this song was about Leonard Cohen, or that one about James Taylor or Nash or that puerile heartbreaker Jackson Browne.
The year Mitchell issued Blue , an album that would be a landmark in any artist's career, Rolling Stone named her "Old Lady of the Year," a dismissal effectively saying her import was as a girlfriend or muse to the men around her more than as an artist in her own right.
Worse still, they called her "Queen of El Lay," and offered a diagram of her supposed affairs and conquests. She'd made the best album of her career and in exchange she got slut-shamed in the biggest music magazine in America.
Mitchell retired to her homestead in Canada and returned sounding confident for 's For the Roses. Up until Roses she'd kept things minimal, here she stacked multi-tracks of impossible vocals harmonies, mimicking a horn section "Let the Wind Carry Me" or interpolating and dueling with jazzer sideman Tom Scott's riffing woodwinds. Mitchell's vocals, fluttering unpredictably and with stunning control between the bottom of her range and the top of her crystalline contralto, were given a new stop; her heavy smoking had given her a heretofore non-existent midrange.
Though part of the reason that she'd retired from performing in was to avoid the default of writing about the myopic rock'n'roll life, Roses ' standout track, "Blonde in the Bleachers", shows that she may have understood it better than any of the boys; it is one of the best songs ever written about the rules and gender roles of the road.
Freedom is an evergreen subject for Mitchell, but "Blonde in the Bleachers" gets beyond the thrill in partaking of what-- or, rather, who-- is offered up, backstage. The quiet story here is the ebbing power of a woman once she's been conquered.
Though Mitchell was criticized for not making blatantly feminist or political read: sloganeering albums, her work was always tacitly so. Her songs spotlight the unspoken roles of women "Barandgrill" , who they were unrelated to men; she gave them names and precise details.
There is hardly a more feminist topic than striving for a freedom that life and love has never allowed you. Her commercial break-out, Court and Spark , found her backed by first-call jazz session cats L. It was her official severance from folk music. Court is her most pop album and gave her three chart hits, going gold five weeks after its release. Her arrangement on "Down to You" aided by Express bandleader Tom Scott is stunning in its complexity, yet it never shakes you; it is still utterly a pop song.
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