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Lady Bird (composition) – Wikipedia

A new biography shines a light on the too-brief life of the man known as “The Architect of Bop. It’s a regular story.

The Life and Work of Tadd Dameron. Accessibility links Skip to main content Keyboard shortcuts for audio player. Connect to Spotify Dismiss. He was a very mellow, beautiful man. Tadd Dameron smiling at center was an important figure in American jazz and bebop.

Data Top 20 New Albums of on Last. He was in the heavens before he got there. Ira Gitler supervised two of Dameron’s recording sessions in the s and went on to write several books on the bebop era.

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As always, listen to as many great recordings of the tune as possible for inspiration. He said his sense of rameron came from the classical impressionists.

As you advance, you will want to compose or transcribe patterns that begin on other notes for a little variety. Playing through these measures will require a little extra dedicated practice.

He was airborne, to me. I had a piano, and we really connected. Edmond Hall’s Celeste Quartet. Gitler puts it this way: You just can’t have one idea and jump to another one.

Dameron brought form to the kinetic new music. My brother played the alto. Taking A Chance On Love.

And that’s a big, big influence. We fit together like two birds of a feather The perfect combination and it couldn’t be better If you just say the word, I’ll leave my lonely world I’ll fly with you, ladybird.

I try to make it flow coherently. Read an excerpt of Dameronia.

Lady Bird (composition)

Your purchase helps support NPR programming. March lary, 3: In — in the only known recording of his voice — Dameron told disc jockey Harry Frost that everyone in his family was a musician. Everything Dameron touched had one thing in common, says Paul Combs, author of Dameronia: To make things easier, all of the examples begin on the ROOT of the ii chord. You will have to carefully work out each pattern you play to fit each of the different ii-V pairs.


My uncle played guitar and bass,” Laady said.

He was born in Cleveland on Feb. Here is one that I advise for my students — keeping in mind that these students have already learned to improvise over at least other, simpler chord progressions, AND they have begun learning ii-V simple patterns in all 12 keys. Stan Kenton and His Orchestra.