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Interesting Post from Yahoo Jazz Guitar Group

September 9, 2012

Good idea posted on Yahoo Jazz Guitar GrouP:

“In jazz_guitar@yahoogroups.com, JVegaTrio@… wrote:
One of the things I always stress to my students (and anybody else who is interested) is that lines/notes are only one component of the "jazz" language. The other is phrasing and rhythm. Good stuff.
Cheers,
JV
Hi JV, I once had the opportunity to spend a week with Bennie Wallace, who is a fine tenor player. He played a lot of Monk tunes, but he seldom played "the melody." Instead he would use the melodic rhythms and make up his own notes. Think Blue Monk licks in retrograde, etc. This is a solid jazz concept and worthy of exploration.
Jim”

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