Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Practice loop in 5/4: Everything's All Right

I've had a busy week here, ending with going to Seattle for the weekend to play in/hang out at the Ballard Jazz Festival, so let's ease back in to blogging with a practice loop— a nice, cheesy one: the vamp from Everything's All Right, from the Jesus Christ Superstar original soundtrack, from 1973. It's moderate-tempo, in 5/4, with a swing feel; it's not remotely jazz, but it's good for beginning to get your jazz in 5 together. No, it's not very hip, but— I'll level with you— a lot of jazz in 5 is not that hip either. Tempo is about quarter note = 130.

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