Jazz Paper II - William Green The jam session at Twains...

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William Green The jam session at Twains began with a solo by Joe Granston (trumpet). The solo lasted about 16 bars until the remainder of the band joined in. Chris Burros on drums, Craig Shaw on bass and Jeff Haywood on keyboards. The song began with an extended keyboard solo. Jeff was able to play cords in the left hand wile creating new melodies in the right hand. During the solo there were slight drum improvisations going on. These improvisations can be best described as syncopated accents on the cymbals and snare. The bass player was playing walking eighth notes. After the keys finished there solo Joe returns with a small melody, then stop time to introduce the course section. The following section is an extended horn solo. The horn solo was smooth and consistent and rarely extended into the higher registers. The solo ended abruptly. The dynamic change in the music was so drastic it seemed as if a new tune was started without properly ending the first one. The bass and the drums were playing softly as if someone was about to begin talking. The movement of the bass and the sporadic 16 th notes gives the impression of a bass solo. Eventually the dynamics returned to
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