April 13, 2013: James Brady

Many thanks to James Brady for a fun session in which we covered:

“Autumn Leaves” by Joseph Kosma
“Take the A Train” by Billy Strayhorn

An arrangement of “Autumn Leaves” supplied by James was performed as an example of how to bring life to an old war horse. We then tried different ways of interpreting the tune and brainstormed ways of arranging the tune on the fly. These techniques were then applied to “Take the A Train” where the coop was divided into two groups each of which would take turns in performing their arrangement to the other.

Thanks again to James for an original session.