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BEBOP BASSOON

BEBOP BASSOON

Item No. ZZCD 9820

Jazz

Price GBP 8.50 / USD

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Medium: CD 
Release Date: 12.05.2006

The Bassoon and Jazz - Jazz on the bassoon? How does one attempt to play jazz, to improvise, on the bassoon? While this CD is not the firrst recording to showcase the bassoon in a jazz setting, it nevertheless remains a most daunting challenge for anyone to do in a convincing manner. The bassoon is a very dif.cult instrument, perhaps the hardest of all in the woodwind family. Even if one masters the skills involved in playing the bassoon on a professional level, very few of these skills will be of much help when .rst learning how to improvise. A jazz phrase, whether written out or improvised is much more dif.cult to execute on a bassoon than for instance on a saxophone. And then there is the issue of a style, just who do you copy? Saxophone players can study and learn from such greats as Charlie Parker, Stan Getz and John Coltrane and trumpet players from masters such as Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis and Louis Armstrong. But who does an aspiring jazz bassoonist copy or learn from? And then where and how would you learn to do this..... and then get the chance to try out your attempts at perfecting such a very unusual and dif.cult skill?I believe that the main reason for jazz on the bassoon being such a rarity lies in the very nature of the instrument. Not only is it dif.cult to master, as most woodwind players would readily acknowledge, but in addition one would have to shed all preconceived notions as to how to successfully play jazz on the instrument. Assuming someone is already an accomplished player, in essence they would have to wear two ‘hats’, that is to keep a legitimate or conservatory trained concept in place when performing in an orchestra or ensemble, and then switching over to another way of thinking and playing when entering the world of jazz. © Daniel Smith, 2006


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Tracklist and soundclips:
Title Composer Artist Time Play
01 KILLER JOE Golson Benny (b.1929) Daniel Smith Bassoon, Martin Barejo Piano, John Sullivan Bass, Ludwig Afonso Drums 6:26
02 ANTHROPOLOGY Parker Charlie (1920 – 1955) Daniel Smith Bassoon, Martin Barejo Piano, John Sullivan Bass, Ludwig Afonso Drums 3:53
03 BLUE MONK Monk Thelonious (1917 – 1982) Daniel Smith Bassoon, Martin Barejo Piano, John Sullivan Bass, Ludwig Afonso Drums 4:31
04 SISTER SADIE Silver Horace (1951 – 1979) Daniel Smith Bassoon, Martin Barejo Piano, John Sullivan Bass, Ludwig Afonso Drums 4:47
05 IN A SENTIMENTAL MOOD Ellington Duke (1899 – 1974) Daniel Smith Bassoon, Martin Barejo Piano, John Sullivan Bass, Ludwig Afonso Drums 4:27
06 ALL BLUES Davis Miles (1926 – 1991) Daniel Smith Bassoon, Martin Barejo Piano, John Sullivan Bass, Ludwig Afonso Drums 5:51
07 DOXY Rollins Sonny (b.1930) Daniel Smith Bassoon, Martin Barejo Piano, John Sullivan Bass, Ludwig Afonso Drums 4:24
08 UP AGAINST THE WALL Coltrane John (1926 – 1967) Daniel Smith Bassoon, Martin Barejo Piano, John Sullivan Bass, Ludwig Afonso Drums 3:03
09 BIRK'S WORKS Gillespie Dizzy (1917 – 1993) Daniel Smith Bassoon, Martin Barejo Piano, John Sullivan Bass, Ludwig Afonso Drums 4:33
10 STICKY WICKET Gordon Dexter (1923 1990) Daniel Smith Bassoon, Martin Barejo Piano, John Sullivan Bass, Ludwig Afonso Drums 2:49
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