Jazz Paper 1 - William Green Jazz Review I The set began...

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William Green Jazz Review I The set began the band began to tune there instruments. Joe Granston the trumpet player, began to the first song as a slow somber tune more similar to a Blues style than Jazz. The song was in an A BA format. The A section featured the trumpet as the soloist and the rest of the band as accompaniment. During the B section the song seemed to gain momentum in the tempo. After that song the singer Audrey Shakur approached the stage. The band played a 4/4 rhythm that began with the bass player, Craig Shaw's riff. After about 8 bars of the same riff the keys joined in to out line the chord structure. Then the melody line was introduced by the horn section, which consisted of a trumpet (Joe Granston) and a saxophone (John Scott). The melody sat smoothly over the rest of the band. The organized manner in which they played implied this was not completely improvised. The stop time in this section was a dead give away. The drums played by Chris Burroughs, were playing consistent polyrhythms keeping the Hi-Hat on the and of the 2 & 4. There was a drastic change in dynamics from loud to soft when the piano played by Kevin Bales,
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