Jazz can be transformative and amazing. Sometimes all it takes to have a great day is an intention to shift in your morning thinking. If you begin your day positive outlook, you’re more likely to effectively deal with the noise of daily living. Mindfulness meditative listening will definitely improve your mood and give you a relaxed frame of mind. It has become a part of my morning ritual to prepare for life’s challenges. When I don’t, it generally throws me off balance and out of sync with my life. Jazz in its many splendor genres has come to the rescue on several occasions. A song like Duke Ellington’s Trumpets No End can set the tone and timbre to step into “I’m having a charmed and joyous day” you will board the A Train ready to embrace the day. So get your shades and kicks on to living the life you always have dreamed of!
Duke Ellington’s “Trumpet no end”
This picture depicts growing up in our home in Los Angeles in the 1960’s where musicians and songstresses huddled around the piano with dad having a great time and playing, improvising and the feeling of total freedom that waited outside the front door.
When I drop into a jazz suite, from the opening note bringing a flurry of emotions and expressions to the coda of the song that ends on a high note (Nina Simone’s rendition
The experience when listening to this song is elevating and the solos by clarinetist Jimmy Hamilton and Mary Lou Williams weave a tale of how the jazz process takes form and style. This is a perfect tale of life through self-expression and technique. Can you hear the five trumpet soloist? Can you distinguish the finer nuance of the musicians playing together and their respective solos? This is a rousing demonstration of jazz, when meditatively listening that opens the portal to experience life through a musicians soul.
Duke Ellington’s Trumpet no end.” Big Band Sound
The selections in this series explores topics ~ Style and genres; improvisation; rhythm; arrangements; forms; composition and sound. I hope that you gain a better understanding and appreciation of this truly magnificent American Artform. What do you hear? What do you feel? Peace Out! JBC 8-)
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