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10-21-2018, 08:22 PM #51
10-21-2018, 08:54 PM #52
Cocktail sounds good...hey look, bourbon!Jeff Matz, Jazz Guitar:
"Jazz is like life...it goes on longer than you think, and as soon as you're like 'oh, I get it,' it ends."
--The Ghost of Duke Ellington
10-22-2018, 06:45 AM #53
Having already done multiple versions, I can tell you all one thing.
Don't do it too slow. Much easier to play, naturally, but it drags if it's too slow. Take heed from the Strayhorn version. It needs some push behind it.
Only my view, of course
10-22-2018, 12:02 PM #54
And while you're doing this here's a vocal, seeing as how it needs words. But not necessarily as I'm sure you'll demonstrate...
(If some notes wobble it's because having to hunch over a computer isn't ideal but we'll survive!)
10-22-2018, 01:38 PM #55
10-22-2018, 01:40 PM #56
Tough tune, but a good one. Comments and criticisms welcome.
Same video, but I re-uploaded to try to fix the low-volume audio. Should be better. Sorry.
Last edited by matt.guitarteacher; 10-25-2018 at 08:51 AM.
10-22-2018, 02:32 PM #57
Boing! Good shot, Matt. Not easy, is it?
10-22-2018, 08:34 PM #58
I think my favorite aspect is your transparency with momentary frustrations in the tune. Those sighs and vocal utterances keep it fresh and somehow fit the character of the tune really well. Thanks for posting.
Vocal version might be fun. I can probably cover comping forsinger in a basic way on this one, and I could probably cover the singing part. I'd definitely needed to practice more for both at the same time in lush life though. Maybe have to bring one of the girls in if there's time.
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10-23-2018, 03:37 AM #64
Thanks for your comments, Matt. The 'interruptions' were quite deliberate because otherwise I might have to shoot myself... it's really quite an introverted piece lyrically.
Ah yes, the accent. Do you know I've only ever sung American stuff? I can't sing 'Brit', it doesn't work. Strange.
Do try a vocal too, that would definitely be fun :-)
10-23-2018, 03:42 AM #65
10-25-2018, 04:19 AM #66
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What guitar are you using?
It sounds really good.
10-26-2018, 04:07 AM #67
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10-30-2018, 09:16 PM #69
Queen Latifah did a superb version of "lushlife" in the film 'Living Out Loud' with Holly Hunter and Danny Devito over 20 years ago. Great film, btw
John Coltrane has been sort of a god to me. Seems like, he didn't get the inspiration out of other musicians. He had it. - Wes Montgomery
10-30-2018, 09:42 PM #70John Coltrane has been sort of a god to me. Seems like, he didn't get the inspiration out of other musicians. He had it. - Wes Montgomery
10-30-2018, 10:49 PM #71
Thanks, 2b. Funny about Queen Latifah -- I wasn't aware of the recording till I found it on YouTube. And I mentioned it in this thread's initial post: "Check the Queen Latifah recording (I'm serious!)."
She did a nice job, didn't she?
10-30-2018, 11:11 PM #72
But the film has been one of the favorites in my dvd collection since discovering it in '98. 2 thumbs up from me! Same for your arrangement too - Mighty impressive piano work too...I didn't know you played!John Coltrane has been sort of a god to me. Seems like, he didn't get the inspiration out of other musicians. He had it. - Wes Montgomery
10-31-2018, 08:39 AM #73
10-31-2018, 08:31 PM #74
Well, anyone selecting Lush Life as a guitar lesson of the month deserves special recognition!