I really fell off the wagon with these! I had a few really busy mornings and then I never got back into the habit. Anyway, here’s a request from Kate back when we had a spell of dreary days.
Daily Improvs from the last few days!
Inspired by the solo I take in the Brass Lassie tune Grianach, this is a little solo done over this backing track by Quist.
I occasionally make time to schedule a flotation tank visit, and I did so on Friday. It was an opportunity to meditate, heal sore muscles, and turn off my brain.
Bandmate Patrice gave me the prompt of this song by Trombone Shorty. I can’t quite funk that hard but I liked the tune so I built on it a bit.
Sometimes you need to work on your articulation, but articulation exercises are boring. Make up your own! Do it in dorian!
I have been keeping up my Daily Improv traditional! Just got away from posting them. Here’s a collection of what I’ve done since June 6.
(I missed 6.9 because of a stomach bug- no trombone playing was happening that day!)
Working on taking a small idea and making it bigger- in this case, adding in all the notes of an Eb major scale.
Thinking about the fabulous, intelligent, rough-edged and wonderful Anthony Boudain, and all the places travel has taken me too, as well. Let’s all go out and be bold, kind, curious travelers in his memory.
I was trying to record a straight take of “Scotland the Brave” but kept messing up. This is just a little bit of my frustration, vented.
The way my bass trombone’s valves are tuned, when I play straight down into the trigger register I get a sus4 chord instead of a major triad, like modern basses do. I like the sound and did a little funky improv on that.
To celebrate having a Brass Lassie gig this weekend (if you’re in the area we hope to see you there!), I learned the tune to my favorite song in our book, Fause Fause, and then turned on a live recording and soloed over the instrumental sections. It’s a little goofy on the timing- I’ll work on a different set up next time I want to do something similar.
Just some straight ahead bass trombone swing for a Wednesday morning.
Inspired by a perfect day by my favorite river.
Warming up on bass today and grooving a little.