Monthly Archives: September 2010

Saturday Night: Balch Springs American Legion, Post 507 – 11401 Elam Rd, Mesquite, TX‎ 75180

Playing with the Johnny Diamond Band 50’s/60’s Dance Party Map Link

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She Likes To Boogie Real Low – 11 bar blues?

If you try to count this old blues tune out 4/4, you end up with 11 bars of 4: Or you could be a drummer 2-bar purist, and count it as 22 bars of 2/4. It made more sense to … Continue reading

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Ashokan Fairwell

Tonight is the 20th anniversary of the original airing of Ken Burns’ The Civil War.   What does that have to do with audio? This gave attention to the tune Ashokan Farewell as it was prominently featured throughout the series. I had never heard … Continue reading

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Afro-Cuban Jazz: Congo Mulence

Machito w/ Cannonball Adderley on Sax, Joe Newman on Trumpet: Congo Mulence

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Thursday Night: Nate’s Seafood & Steakhouse – 14951 Midway Rd Addison, TX 75001

Guy Minervini Trio – Rhythm & Blues, Rock, Jazz and more… Map Link

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Saturday Night: Bullwinkles Bistro & Pub – 2001 West Spring Creek Pkwy, Plano, Texas 75023

Playing with the Johnny Diamond Band 50’s/60’s Dance Party Map Link

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Twang

Most songs have either 8 bar phrases or 12 bar phrases. This banjo and guitar tune splits the difference, has 10 bar phrases: Twang Twang Chords and Melody

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I’m Not Worthy…

A couple of years ago I caught one of Dallas’ great piano players ending a solo with quarter note triplets: Jazz Piano Solo with 1/4 note triplet climax It sounded great – the triplets broke up the rhythm but still … Continue reading

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Saturday Night: Balch Springs American Legion, Post 507 – 11401 Elam Rd, Mesquite, TX‎ 75180

Playing with the Johnny Diamond Band 50’s/60’s Dance Party Map Link

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Friday Halloween Party: Plano American Legion Post 321 – 1236 Ave. J. Plano, TX 75074

Playing with the Johnny Diamond Band 50’s/60’s Dance Party Map Link

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