What part do you like to play in a big band/jazz band?

Discussion in 'Jazz / Commercial' started by audwey11, Nov 13, 2017.

  1. J. Jericho

    J. Jericho Fortissimo User

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    A ride is an improvised solo.

    As for my answer to the original question: Whatever part they hand me; it's all good.
     
  2. audwey11

    audwey11 Pianissimo User

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    I am glad to see my thread alive again!! My current jazz band doesn't have parts (we also only have 2 trumpets), as we are more of a "jam" group since no one seems to consistently show up other than myself and the rhythm section. We have a rotation of 7 real book charts (in concert c, so most of us have to transpose) and solo on all of them. I am NOT a natural soloist at alllll, but I think being forced to solo constantly is helping me as a player. At our largest we have a drummer, bassist, pianist (the director), 2 altos, 1 tenor, 2 trumpets and one "trombone."
     
  3. gmonady

    gmonady Utimate User

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    This is my FAVORITE of bands to play in. Haven't played in this type of band since my NYC days (over 30 years ago), when I played in the 9-Lives Jazz Ensemble. Enjoy this experience. It offers much flexibility.
     
  4. cyber_shake

    cyber_shake Mezzo Forte User

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    Don’t all trumpet players play the 1st book. All screaming away all day long? Then ‘ride’ to the next gig?
     
  5. gmonady

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    Only if they pass by my office first and pick up the prescription.
     

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