Just friends in the West Coast?

In our last class we welcomed Shri who plays bass and sat in with us. There was an immediate connection with him and the students. We worked on Just Friends in the key of G. Shri had played it in F on the west coast.I remember playing it in F on the west coast. It’s interesting that that the  coasts call different tunes or same tunes in different keys. We should all learn tunes in all keys.

The students have assignments. Kenji wrote a cool harmony on sax for Green Dolphin Street. Ted is going to reharmonize Just Friends for the next class and Mathew is going to come up with an arrangement of Green Dolphin Street. The class sounded great going from the latinish feel to the swing feel.

I look forward to hearing their work