Subject: [Harp-L] Summertime help
My answer to your "Summertime" dilemma? Jason Ricci doing it impromptu with
Todd Edmunds (Buckweed) as backup on bass at Terra Blues last May....I was
lucky enough to be in the audience that night. Had all of us on our feet.
Garry Hodgson captured it (as he does all of Jason's East Coast gigs) for
posterity, for which we should all be ever grateful...give a listen. Summertime is
No. 19 on the set list:
_Click here: Internet Archive: Details: Jason Ricci and New Blood Live at
Terra Blues on 2006-05-04_
...Otherwise, play it on a chromatic...and get to pick and choose your key
(my way of playing it).
Side note: Jason said he was retiring his version after hearing Smo-Joe
play it during a gig in Florida...
"My band hosts an open jam and last night someone
called Summertime. I know the melody and play it in
4th. However, I've never thought so soloing through
Any advice? The chord progression seems pretty nuts.
I don't mind learning its harmony and following it
rather then picking a diatonic scale. I have forever
to figure it out, but thought it would be a great
challenge to play it from a jazz persepctive rather
I think we'll be adding it to our regular set
eventually along with Watermelon Man (thanks Gussow!).
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