This week we look at a lyrical and swinging solo from the great Jeremy Pelt on Jerome Kern’s “All the Things You Are”. In our analysis section, we discuss dominant resolutions.
The SmallsLIVE Workshop Podcast continues with this interview with Jeremy Pelt! Subscribe to our podcast on iTunes, Google Play, and Sticher. You can also listen on YouTube in the link below!
Mark Turner is one of the most influential and recognizable saxophonist of his generation. This week we look at his solo on Duke Ellington’s “Take the Coltrane”. In our analysis section we look at different approaches to the IV chord.
The SmallsLIVE Workshop Podcast continues with this in-depth interview with the great Mark Turner. Subscribe to our podcast on iTunes, Google Play, and Sticher. Stay tuned for next week’s transcription of Mark on “Take the Coltrane” from his 2014 performance at Smalls!
SmallsLIVE Education is launching a series of workshops which we call SmallsLIVE Workshop. These will be live classes done at Mezzrow for a maximum of 30 students. The invited artist will work with students and talk about their own concept and approach to this music.
We continue our month long feature of Gilad Hekselman with this interview. Please enjoy! Subscribe to our podcast on iTunes, Google Play, and Sticher.
This week we look at a beautiful and lyrical solo from the great Rich Perry on Turner Layton’s “After You’ve Gone”. In our analysis section, we discuss Rich’s use of substitute pentatonics.
For the month of February, SmallsLive Education is excited to feature the sensational Gilad Hekselman! This week we look at his marathon solo on Ari Hoenig’s “Lines of Oppression”. For our analysis section, we look at Gilad’s use of motivic development.
We finish our month long feature on Joel Frahm with this exceptional solo on Arthur Schwartz’s “Alone Together”. For our analysis section, we look at Joel’s use of motivic development.
This week we look at Chris Byars’ solo on Gigi Gryce’s “Sans Souci”. In our analysis section, we look at how Chris plays through chromatic ii-Vs. If you are in New York this weekend, be sure to check out Chris’ tribute to Frank Strozier this weekend at Smalls.