Information and Music

Piano/Guitar Requirements (Click Here for C Chart)
•   Count off tempo (medium swing), play last eight measures as intro.

•    Play the melody for one chorus.

•    Improvise over one chorus.

•    For the last chorus, do not play the melody, please demonstrate comping.

Bass Player Requirements (Click Here for Bass Clef Chart)
•    Count off tempo medium swing), play last eight measures as intro.

•    Comp by ‘playing in two’ for the both A sections, swing the B section, back to ‘two’ for the C section. Demonstrate ‘playing in four’ (swing) as you would behind a soloist for one chorus.

•    Improvise over one chorus (Follow the feel changes as indicated on the lead sheet as well as the instructions noted above).

•    Comp through the melody again for one chorus and end.

Horn Player Requirements (Click Here for Bb or Here for Eb Chart)
•    Count off tempo (medium swing), last eight bars of tune will be used as intro.

•    Play the melody for one chorus.

•    Improvise over one chorus.

•    Play the melody again for one chorus (take more liberty with the melody this time) and end.

Drum Requirements (Click Here for C Chart)
•    Count off tempo (medium swing), last eight bars of tune will be used as intro.

•    Play along with the melody for one chorus (play in 2 for both A sections, swing the bridge or B section, and back to 2 for the C section).

•    Demonstrate swing feel for one chorus while accompanying and playing behind/supporting a soloist.

•    Improvise over one chorus (follow the feel changes as indicated on the lead sheet as well as the instructions noted above).

•    Play along with the melody again (as above) for one chorus and end.

Voice  (Click Here for Lyrics)
•    Choose an appropriate key for your range. Count off tempo, eight bar intro provided.

•    Sing the melody at a medium swing tempo.

•    Improvise (scat) over one chorus. Please note, vocalists who audition should have formal training as well as experience with jazz improvisation.

 

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