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Quincy

Profusia

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The final installment of the three tunes I'm supposed to be getting my head around for tomorrow's improv workshop in Sale.

This is Quincy by Greg Fishman. Or rather its me trying to improvise over the chords from Quincy which I hurredly typed into iRealB and exported with far too many choruses. (it goes on a bit and at some speed - for me at least) so its all a bit frantic, breathless and badly executed (and I can't blame it all on the reed that I'm too tight to change!). But it was great fun to do and haven't edited apart from a bit of echo. This the best of 4 takes.

My question is; do I appear to be heading down a trad jazz route here?...

https://soundcloud.com/profusia/quincy-goes-wild
 

Wade Cornell

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If you mean Dixieland when you say trad jazz then yes there is some similarity in running arpeggios that describe the chord notation, but you also have stops that make it more a mainstream style. While there are lots of good note choices and it's certainly musical, I can't say that it's as good as a lot of the other stuff I've heard you play. You don't sound comfortable and often like you're trying to catch up. All this sort of stuff is good exercise though but possibly not the sort of music that has resonance for you.
 

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You can "modernise" it a bit aiming for the chord guide tones. Also bebop scale fragments give quite a cool feel. Very jolly piece though! well played :thumb:
 

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Many thanks for listen and the comments both. You're both far too polite though - let's face it, it was dog rough! But a start at least. The pace was basically far too fast for me, and my head and fingers just couldn't get there quick enough. The workshop was yesterday and was pretty good. I'll post a sound clip from it for anyone that's interested to hear the group playing the Quincy head (thankfully a little slower than my backing track I think) followed by a chorus of improv from the tutor followed by one by me.
 
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BigMartin

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Many thanks for listen and the comments both. You're both far too polite though - let's face it, it was dog rough! But a start at least. The pace was basically far too fast for me, and my head and fingers just couldn't get their quick enough. The workshop was yesterday and was pretty good. I'll post a sound clip from it for anyone that's interested to hear the group playing the Quincy head (thankfully a little slower than my backing track I think) followed by a chorus of improv from the tutor followed by one by me.
I'd certainly be interested! I didn't know anyone was recording. It was good to meet you yesterday and I really enjoyed the workshop.
 

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