Trumpet extravaganza, by Dizzy and master John Faddis. Composition: Manteca.
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Written by fabiorojas
September 29, 2013 at 12:05 am
Posted in fabio, what does this have to do w/ org theory?
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This very, very good also.
September 29, 2013 at 1:30 am
But why would he go back to Georgia? He was born in South Carolina, BUT we claim him in North Carolina, b/c he spent a couple of years at Laurinburg Institute, NC.
Check out the footwork when he “kicks off” the number.
Damon, are you reading this?!
September 29, 2013 at 9:02 am
Thanks for sharing this classic Afro-Latin tune…check the ALJA if you have a chance and let me know your thoughts…http://www.afrolatinjazz.org
September 29, 2013 at 10:16 am
Howard, “I’ll never go back to Georgia” is a line that Diz often “sang” during the 6-note vamp (three rising octave) at the beginning, after those first two notes (or did you know that, and your quesion was ironic?).
Isn’t the Faddis story that when we was 16 or so, his mother brought him to see Diz after a performance, and the kid could already play a Diz solo note for note.
And I see Pepper Adams and Paquito in the sax section. Wow
September 29, 2013 at 11:45 am
Hi all. As Howie probably knows (I am reading sarcasm in his comment) there is some mystery and debate concerning whether or how the bebop pioneers used music for political expression (consider Charlie Parker’s “Now’s the Time”). But who knows, Dizzy was also a funny guy who loved to make people smile and it could be as simple as that. Why Georgia? Musically, I was taught that it makes the rhythmic phrasing more intuitive, especially with the clave rhythm. And sitting at the computer I cant figure out how to make NC or SC sound as good with a clave rhythm as Georgia does. Now for me the empirical question is: when did he next go back to Georgia?
And seeing Faddis’ incredible musicianship live is a incredible treat, especially on blues and ballads where I think he is more inventive and under-appreciated.
Damon J. Phillips
September 29, 2013 at 9:06 pm
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