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Haubold 1 Max Haubold Music 145 Extra Credit Friday at 4:04 Due-4/26/08 Extra Credit Report This Friday I had the opportunity to go to my second Friday at 4:04 combo performance. I really enjoy these, as it gives me a chance to see how other musicians my age interpret and implement different jazz styles. Although there were several groups, the group I would like to report on consisted of a pianist, a bassist, a percussionist, a guitarist, an alto saxophonist, and a vocalist. The group also invited Jim Ketch to play with them as well. This is yet another group which is hard to classify as being influenced by just one style of jazz. I think that the group was very versatile, changing based upon the style of song they were playing, as well as what the others in the group were doing. I think that this is something induced by different phases in jazz. The variety of songs produced by the combo bore a strong resemblance to the mix of pieces heard in Duke Ellington’s repertoire. I think that the way Ellington’s band went from pieces like “Take the A Train” to “Caravan” was emulated in this combo. The first piece used modal patterns, and the saxophonist seemed to use more “risky” notes, much like Charlie Parker. This contrasted with the last song they played, which had a heavy blues feel and simpler solos. I
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