Tuesday, April 19, 2022

Practice loop: Stolen Moments

Finished my taxes and I am exhausted, so here's something for you to practice with: Freddie Hubbard's solo on Stolen Moments, from Oliver Nelson's Blues And The Abstract Truth. At 111 bpm, it's a good introductory tempo for that jazz drill I posted a few weeks ago. 


Anonymous said...

This is a great tune, and I find playing brushes tricky. Should the left hand play quarter notes, or half time, while the right hand plays the jazz ride pattern on the sd ?
I often play the left hand the latter way as find stirring the pot in 8th notes gives a more staccato feel, where as half time in the left feels more legato.

Apologies if the above sounds stupid and thanks in advance for any pointers.

Todd Bishop said...

Hard to say-- my feeling about brushes is that you if just play long enough you'll find a motion for it. I don't mean years, I mean if you play that track for 15 minutes every day for a week, you'll start to find a motion for it. All of the swing brush techniques are very natural for that type of music-- it's hard not to do them if you just do it for a long time.