Monthly Archives: December 2015

This is Victor Wooten playing a solo medley while on tour with Bela Fleck and the Flecktones. He starts with Norwegian Wood by the Beatles, before moving on to a series of Christmas songs that includes an excerpt from The Nutcracker, and The Christmas Song. Victor is, in my opinion, the best at forming chord-melody […]

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Watermelon Man

This is Herbie Hancock’s Watermelon Man. I think it’s a pretty good performance of the tune. The bari solo and and first alto solo were super virtuosic. I feel like they were all playing off each other really well. For example, the alto sax mirrored some of the bari sax’s playing. (1:58 similar to 1:21) […]

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Andreas Oberg – Billie’s Bounce

This is a performance of Billie’s Bounce by Charlie parker by Andreas Oberg.  He is very influenced by George benson, reflected by the bluesy sound in his licks & also how he sings with his improvisation.  This is particularly impressive considering the highly chromatic and bebop nature of his licks.  I really like the repeated licks in his […]

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