The first scale pianists learn is often the major scale going upwards in the right hand. Just to be contrary I wrote this little piece which features the minor scale going downwards in the left hand. The right hand has its moment in the contrary motion section when the wind gets up. The lead lineContinue reading “Just to be contrary…”
Poet Kopan Mahadeva suggested I write some jazzy tune to Oh, We Are Happy which celebrates his youthful days with his late wife, Sita. Here’s what sprang to mind. At the Carlton Tavern I am joined by Stuart Hall on bass and Jasper Morrisey on drums. Click this link to the video taken by banjoistContinue reading “Poem or lyric?”
How many times have we heard a key change in a song – that extra lift before the final chorus? Or we’re trying to sing a song and it seems too high or low for us. So we shift the key perhaps moving the capo on the guitar or pressing the TRANSPOSE button on theContinue reading “Who was the first to change key?”
On Monday 13 December Bob’s Jazz Mob will be returning to the King Charles I community pub in Kings Cross. Clare, Juliet and Sparkles will bring their favourite jazz songs to add to the atmosphere of this unique pub which recently celebrated the granting of a preservation order with the unveiling of a plaque. PosterContinue reading “Bob’s Jazz Mob back at the King Charles”
On Sunday December 5th we offer the opportunity to sing your favourite jazz songs accompanied by a beautiful grand piano or perhaps just to listen and enjoy. delicious food is always available. It will be the first Sunday of the month throughout the coming season (except January when Yukari and family take a break).