Jazz

It is with heavy heart that I post these ensemble results. Each of you have showed a passion for jazz education but unfortunately, not all will have the chance to participate. I hope that there will be a chance that all will be able to be a part of the jazz bands in the near future. Thank you for your continued efforts.

-Mr. Sall

Jazz Ensemble 1 Period 2

Jazz Lab Band Period 3

All 3 jazz bands at Melbourne did incredibly well! Jazz 1 & 2 received straight superior ratings on their performances! Below are some recordings of our performances!

Jazz Ensemble 1 playing Thad Jones’ Tiptoe:

Jazz Ensemble 2 playing Yardbird Suite:

Jazz Ensemble 3 playing Now’s the Time:

 

 

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Jazz Band Audition Requirements

All Auditions will be during your Chair Placement Audition. No Blues scale required!

Sheet Music

Alto/Bari Sax: Miles’ Blues Alto/Bari Sax

Tenor Sax: Miles’ Blues Tenor Sax

Trumpet: Miles’ Blues – Trumpet

Trombone: Trombone – Miles’ Blues

Piano: Miles’ Blues – Piano

Guitar: Miles’ Blues – Guitar

Bass: Miles’ Blues – Bass

Drums: Trane’s Thing & Night Eyes

Recordings 

Use these recordings as reference. The first set is the audition music with YOUR instrument playing the head and solo. The second set is what you will have to play with at the audition. This means that you will play with a recording that will be missing your instrument.

If you want to sit 1st chair or 2nd chair in any section you will need to do a short improvisation in F blues. Below the prepared pieces and their recordings is the sheet music for improvisation along with a recording (spotify).

Reference Set

Miles Blues – Sax

Miles’ Blues – Trumpet

Miles’ Blues – Trombone

Miles’ Blues – Piano

Miles’ Blues – Guitar

Trane’s Thing -Drums

Night Eyes – Drums

Audition set

 Miles’ Blues – Winds Audition Track

Miles’ Blues – Piano/Guitar Audition Track

Miles’ Blues – Bass Audition Track

Trane’s Thing* – Drums

Night Eyes* – Drums

Improvisation in F Blues (for winds only)

The links below show the music for the improvisation section of the audition.

Instructions for Improvisation:

Play the “head” (the music that is written) on the first time through. On the second time, you can start your improvisation. You may take the solo up to 4x through. On your final time through, you must play the “head” again.

Jazz Improvisation for Bb instruments

Jazz Improvisation Audition for Eb and Bass Clef instruments

Recording is here—->04 Slow Blues in F Concert 

If the link does not work, use this instead…

Welcome to the jazz page!

This page is for members of the MHS jazz bands and anyone else interested in learning more about jazz.  Jazz band students will need to check this page regularly for new material and class assignments.

Artists to listen to:

Saxophone:

Alto – Charlie Parker, Johnny Hodges, Cannonball Adderly

Tenor – Lester Young, Sonny Rollins, John Coltrane, Paul Gonzalves, Chris Potter

Trumpet:

Louis Armstrong, Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis, Fats Navarro

Trombone:

J.J. Johnson, Frank Rosolino, Wycliffe Gordon, Tommy Dorsey

Piano:

Art Tatum, Bud Powell, Red Garland

Guitar:

Joe Pass, Freddie Green

Bass:

Paul Chambers, Sam Jones, Ray Brown, Jimmy Blanton

Drum Set:

Buddy Rich, Louis Bellison, Gene Krupa, Max Roach

Singers:

Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughn, Louis Armstrong, Billie Holiday

 

Albums to listen to:

Louis Armstrong “Hot 5’s and 7’s”

Miles Davis “Relaxin” and “Kind of Blue”

Any album by Bud Powell and Charlie Parker

Patterns, pg. 2 of your text book. All patterns on pg. 2 will work with the track.

Download here – 01 I7 To Bii7 Full Measure (M.M. 128

or use this to practice – 01 I7 To Bii7 Full Measure (M.M. 128

District Music Performance Assessment 2014:

Song for My Father (featuring Tristan Young on Trombone) by Horace Silver arr. Frank Mantooth:

It’s Oh, So Nice by Sammy Nestico (from the Basie, Straight Ahead album):

 

 

 

Jazz Band I, 2012 District Jazz MPA:

Big Dipper, composed by Thad Jones (Riley Fallen-trumpet, Morgan Roberts-tenor sax, Emily Bogenrief-guitar)

Street of Dreams, arranged by Frank Comstock (Michelle Cherne-alto sax, Nick Sellinger-trombone)

Struttin’ With Some BBQ, composed by Louis Armstrong (Nick Sellinger-trombone, Morgan Roberts-tenor sax)

Listening papers

Download the list of songs and artists for the first jazz listening CD here: Jazz Listening 1

Jazz Links

Don Zentz’ jazz page (former director of UNF Jazz Ensemble, last year’s jazz clinician at MHS): http://www.zentz.org/dzlinks

Jazz Videos

In a Mellow Tone:

Count Basie:

Ella Fitzgerald  sings, Oscar Peterson plays piano (notice how they decided what to perform about 3 seconds before the song starts!):

The GRP All-Star Band (featuring Arturo Sandoval on trumpet, Dave Weckl on drums, Dave Brubeck on piano) performs Manteca:

When I Fall in Love, performed by the great Nat “King” Cole:

CHECK THIS OUT!!!  All about the making of one of our favorite albums, “Ray Sings, Basie Swings!”