Things are slowly starting to "click" with the jazz pieces I'm working on this term. Playing around with the Spanish scale has been fun but my improvising goes much more smoothly when I just use my ear and my gut. Comping is starting to get better (it helps to play along with a recording or to sing along). I'll be getting lots of inspiration Thursday night when the Oliver Jones Trio performs at the Jack Singer Concert Hall in Calgary. Oliver is a contemporary of the late Oscar Peterson, and they grew up just doors from each other. Oliver's Trio is performing a tribute to Oscar.
I just listened to this video clip of them playing. Insane technique!
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