Tuesday, October 9, 2012

What Did You Miss This Week? (Week 284 #327)

Repackage Your Repertoire!!!

Joe started class last night with his reiteration of how happy he was with all the Bash proceedings. He especially would like to thank the entire B1 community for its ongoing support of the Bash - Joe organizes the Bash for B1 but it could not happen without B1 involvement with everything from planning to CD and ticket purchases. Thanks all!

Sugar Ray (and Little Walter) by Andy Willis

You can relive the Bash in photos from Grant Kessler here: Bash Photos

Inspired by Sugar Ray Norcia's command of the stage and thinking ahead some to our own upcoming Recital, Joe's topic last night was a demonstration of how to repackage a tune in your repertoire. His suggestion is that you should know which vocal tune in your repertoire would lend itself to other grooves than the one you usually play.

His example was to sing the Jimmy Reed shuffle, Baby What You Want Me To Do. Next step was to sing the same song over a rhumba groove, a box shuffle, even a very slow blues. Suddenly your repertoire expands and you have different grooves to pull out at a jam or if you're sitting in and the band's already been doing shuffle after shuffle. Time to mix it up!

Interesting and valuable lesson - try it at home and have it in your tool box.

Class Notes

  • Joe will be out of town October 22, 29 and November 5 - his private lessons will not meet but his group classes proceed as normal in the capable hands of Shoji Naito.

Joe On Disc!!!

Hey Joe fans! Get your Filisko fix with these two new releases:

Joe Filisko & Eric Noden, Missed Train Blues

Diamond Jim Greene, Surrounded - Joe plays three tunes on this disc

- Grant Kessler, B1 Blues Crew

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