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Arrangement on all Blues

Yesterday in the Standards Class the students came up with an arrangement 
on “All Blues.” It was great to hear all the ideas and then make a decision on  a cool intro and ending. I hope to do more of that with this class. We also started working in the beautiful tune by Duke Ellington called “In a Sentimental Mood”. We talked about using the harmonic minor scale on the A sections when soloing and incorporating the melody into individual solos. 
The band talked about meeting at Marco’s open jam on Wednesday. Also, Ted mentioned that Brad Meldau is at the Vanguard the first week of January. What a treat.

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