Modern Jazz

Hi everybody! Time to share some music. We had a great class last night with my Modern Jazz Workshop and we have been working on some new tunes so I want to post some thoughts and videos.

The first tune we are working on is Question and Answer by Pat Metheny. It’s a great 3/4 tune with a very nice melody line on the A sections and some very challenging changes on the B section with an interesting 4 over 3 line. Please check this awesome video of Metheny’s Quartet at Jazz Baltica featuring Michael Brecker performing the tune (also Antonio Sanchez and Christian McBride).
Killing solos by everybody!

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The second tune is Goodbye Pork Pie Hat written by Charles Mingus and dedicated to the great sax player Lester Young. It’s a slow ballad with a very bluesy melody and very interesting changes. It’s a classic of the jazz repertoire and has been recorded many different times, check out these great versions!