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Jazzy Jams Series Inside Guide

Thursday 15th December 2011 Knowledge Base

The Jazzy Jams series has been created by Alex specifically to help you improve your Jazz by improvising over some of the most popular chord progressions played by millions of musicians around the world. The following is a guide to which famous tunes the Jazzy Jams series are based upon. This series is also progressive, so if you’re new to chord changes then ‘Night train to Chicago’ and Series 1 is where you should start and then work your way up to series 3. If you are a more experienced player then choose any (or all!) of Alex's Jazzy Jams Series and learn Alex’s Solo’s as well as trying out your own ideas.

The idea is to try to memorize all progressions which will then enable you to play and jam with other Jazz musicians that also know and have memorized them. So let's look at which classic tracks Alex has based his series on with his own little twist. Here is the track breakdown:

'Night Train To Chicago' - 'C Minor Blues/Equinox' by John Coltrane

Jazzy Jams Series 1

'So What Do you Say' - 'So What' by Miles Davis

'She's Got Rhythm' - I've Got Rhythm by George Gershwin

'Brand New Bounce' - 'Billy's Bounce' by Charlie Parker

Jazzy Jams Series 2

'Autumn Trees' - Autumn Leaves by Joseph Kosma

'Blue City' - 'Blue Bossa' by Kenny Dorham

'All The Best Things' - 'All The Things You Are' by Jerome Kern

Jazzy Jams Series 3

'Inner Moment' - 'Inner Urge' by Joe Henderson

'Me and Miss T' - 'Misty' by Erroll Garner

'Joans Diary' - 'Have You Met Miss Jones' by Richard Rodgers

Alex Hutchings' Jazzy Jams Series 1-3 are available NOW!

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