Hi Jazz Banders – well the season is off to a great start! We’re putting the “big” in “big band” – we’ve got 31 people registered for DJB this term. A lot of people were away this week, but hopefully next week we’ll be almost up to a full house. For those of you who registered after I sent out a note on Sept. 5, you can find it here.
We’ve got 4 new pieces to work on. Here are links to listen to them online:
Sound of Silence arranged by Rich Sigler on the Alfred Music Player.
If you prefer MP3’s, they’re in this Dropbox link. You do not have to join Dropbox to access them. If you want to play along, there are several ways to adjust the speed of mp3’s without changing the pitch. Information for different systems can be found in a previous Band Note.
Reminder 1 – next week we will not be practicing at Merivale High School, due to parent-teacher night. As soon as an alternate venue is finalized, we’ll send out an email.
Reminder 2 – Paul suggests listening to Getz/Gilberto to get a real sense of Bossa Nova. I found it here but there seem to be many uploads if this one does not suit you.