Look: I am eager to learn stuff I don't know--which requires actively courting and posting smart disagreement.

But as you will understand, I don't like to post things that mischaracterize and are aimed to mislead.

-- Brad Delong

Copyright Notice

Everything that appears on this blog is the copyrighted property of somebody. Often, but not always, that somebody is me. For things that are not mine, I either have obtained permission, or claim fair use. Feel free to quote me, but attribute, please. My photos and poetry are dear to my heart, and may not be used without permission. Ditto, my other intellectual property, such as charts and graphs. I'm probably willing to share. Let's talk. Violators will be damned for all eternity to the circle of hell populated by Rosanne Barr, Mrs Miller [look her up], and trombonists who are unable play in tune. You cannot possibly imagine the agony. If you have a question, email me: jazzbumpa@gmail.com. I'll answer when I feel like it. Cheers!

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Sunday Music Blogging

I've had this tune in my head for days.

One of the basics of bebop was to set a new tune to the harmonic structure of an existing tune, and maybe, alter the chords to make it more hip.

Here's the source for Goovin' High. (Strange disconnect between the sound and the video ?!?)

Surprised me. Now, I guess I'll have to learn it.

Compare this. Egad!


J said...

Ahh yeah Whiteman rips it! (Whiteman's band was not always that trad. however)

Actually I usually prefer trad. jazz/swing--Kenton, Duke, Nelson Riddle, even some Whiteman etc-- to bebop, though enjoy some Charlie Parker now and then (and Bill Evans with Miles Davis band). Dizzy's a proficient player, I guess, but a bit hammy/showy or something.

Jazzbumpa said...

I loves me some Diz. He was a great, innovative player and a wonderful human being. Miles was a turd.