Ref.: Keith Nichols
Series: Vintage Jazz Play Along
The musicians are Keith Nichols (piano, soprano sax, trombone), Nils Solberg
(guitar/banjo), and Richard Pite (sousaphone, double-bass and drums)
"Vintage Jazz Play-Alongs" are a series of CDs, each containing fifteen tunes. The featured tunes were chosen as they're amongst the most frequently played in the repertoire of 1920's and 30's jazz.
How do they differ from other jazz recordings?
The melody is stated the first time through (this melody can then be lost by turning down the left channel) and then the band on the recording just provides backing for several choruses. The musician listening to the tape is able to play along, trying out new ideas and improve his improvisation skills.
What line-ups are on the recordings?
About half the tracks are played on piano, guitar, double-bass and drums and the others are played on piano, banjo, sousaphone and drums. The musicians are Keith Nichols (piano), Nils Solberg (guitar/banjo), and Richard Pite (sousaphone, double-bass and drums).
St. Louis Blues
Exactly Like You
Bye Bye Blues
I've Got A Feeling I'm Falling
When You're Smiling
Isle of Capri
My Blue Heaven
Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams