Many thanks to Damon Brown (trumpet), Jesse Davis (alto), Paul Kirby (piano), Martin Zenker (bass) and Billy Hart (drums) for giving us a master splendid master class.
To start the session the group performed a couple of numbers:
An unknown blues.
“I’ll Remember April” by Gene de Paul.
The group then took questions from the co-op members.
The co-op members were given the opportunity to perform a bit to get some advice from the visitors. A valiant septet performed “Sonnymoon for Two” followed and a larger group that performed “All Blues”.
Sage advice was given by all the visitors:
Know your instrument: learn your scales in thirds, fourths, etc.
Listen to Jazz.