David Washburn at Award Music, Inc.
tootn4u at juno.com
Sat Feb 8 05:51:33 PST 2003
Welcome to the list. I attended the camp in San Diego last year. The
"charts" are only a lead sheet that everyone receives along with a CD to
learn the songs to be used. After a few minutes of discussing who plays
in what order the fun begins pretty much as you described with trumpet,
then everyone taking a part etc. At any rate I'm sure you will have a
blast. I met some nice folks and had a great time playing with many of
Sounds like you are having fun with your music. I am trying to do
the same thing but there doesn't seem to be much interest in the Dallas
Dave in Dallas
On Fri, 7 Feb 2003 17:54:17 -0700 "Bill Biffle" <bbiffle at swcp.com>
I've signed up for the Adult Traditional Jazz Camp at San Diego next
January - me, and my son-in-law, Jesse, who plays drums. A recent
attendee loaned me a video of some of the classes - and some of the
charts, too. This is very stylized music. Charts and such. Very
formal, really. A bit mannered, even.
The music we've been playing around here - and the music I hear on the
dozens of CDs I bought in the last couple of years - is much more
free-wheeling. Trumpet plays - mostly - the melody for the first chorus
whilst the tbone and clarinet play harmony, everybody solos for a while,
all play a hell-for-leather last chorus and hope to finish together
So, I guess both are ok, just different, huh? The trad stuff seems a bit
more contained and, well, maybe a bit - heck, I'll say it - boring. More
fun for the players than the audience. The "head arrangement" style
seems a bit more lively and - consequently - more fun. At least for me.
I'm new, so be kind.
Thanks, in advance, for your comments.
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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