"Tradin’ With The Greats"®,
NEXT GENERATION PLAY ALONG
Who Can Benefit From These CD’s?
- Wants to Improve their Improvisation Skills
- Wants to Improve the way they interpret Jazz Standards
- Wants an invitation to sit in on a recording session with some of the greatest musicians of our time
- Would like to be inspired to take your playing to the next level and beyond
- Wants to improve their time
Tradin' With The Greats - George Garzone
1. There Is No Greater Love
2. Softly As In A Morning Sunrise
3. Green Dolphin Street
4. The Mingus That I Knew
5. My One And Only Love
6. Billy’s Bounce
7. Tutti Italiani
8. I Love You
9. It Could Happen To You
10. Out Of Nowhere
11. Alone Together
12. Hey, Open Up
Disc 2 Play Along Sample:
Tenor Sax: George Garzone
Piano: Mulgrew Miller
Bass: John Lockwood
Drums: Bob Gullotti
Tradin' With The Greats - Kenny Werner
1. What is This Thing Called Love
2. Beautiful Love
4. Stella By Starlight
5. Giant Steps
6. Autumn In 3
8. Lonnie’s Lament
9. Autumn Leaves
Disc 2 Play Along Sample:
Piano: Kenny Werner
Guitar: Chris Crocco
Bass: Johannes Weidenmueller
Drums: Ross Pederson
About This CD
“Tradin’ With The Greats”®, is the next generation of Jazz Play Along recordings. “Tradin’ With The Greats”®, puts you in the band with some of the greatest musicians of our time. Trading is the time-honored tradition where musicians improvise back and forth, inspiring each other to play at higher levels of artistry than they normally reach.
Two CD Disc Sets Include:
- Disc I – Trading Play Alongs:
Trade choruses, eights, four’s and play the melody with legendary artist’s and their working/recording groups.
- Disc Two – Pure Play Along:
Improvise with a traditional play-along
The songs that every Jazz musician should know
Each artist has included a few originals
Concert, Bb, Eb, and Bass Clef Chord Changes to all songs
- For All Instruments:
Bass players and drummers should read Technical Notes below
- High Fidelity:
Recorded at Systems Two in NYC, one of the finest studios anywhere.
Note from Jody
My dream was to see if I could entice some of my favorite Jazz Artists into making a play along, where they played just as if they were making one of their own records. As the producer I told the musicians to “go for it” and not hold back because they were making a play along. The only difference would be that they leave space for you to play and be part of the band. The results far exceeded my expectations. Playing along with these recordings has made me a better player, plus these CD’s stand on their own as great albums. I play them all the time just for listening.
Thanks to Nancy and Joe Marciano at Systems Two Recording Studio in Brooklyn NY, for making everything so simple and sound so great. Those of you that have done a lot of recording will know that if you call a session for 11am you might start actually putting down tracks at 1pm at the very earliest and usually much later than that. On the Garzone project we were recording at 11:05 AM and the call was 11AM.
Thanks to the incredible musicians on these two projects: George Garzone, Kenny Werner, Mulgrew Miller, John Lockwood, Bob Gullotti, Ross Pederson, Johannes Weidenmueller and Chris Crocco. They all burned!
A big thanks goes to my right hand man on these projects, Naoki Iwane, and the rest of my crew Mike LaBombard, Jessie Gilligan and John Patton. And love and thanks to my wife Brie and our sons Jordan and Miles.
Mix & Master:
Joe Marciano, Mike Marciano, Max Ross
Systems Two Recording Studio, Brooklyn NY
Technical Notes – Rhythm Section Players Read This
“Tradin’ With The Greats”®, was recorded like a real album, which means that the drums and bass are not panned hard right and left. Which is to say a bass player for example cannot tune out the bass by listening to only one channel of the stereo. The same thing applies to drummers. There is no way to turn off the drum track. We still feel that “Tradin’ With The Greats”® can be an invaluable and fun experience for both drummers and bassists.
On the Kenny Werner, Disc II, Play Along, we have guitar comping most of the time so that pianists can put in their own comping. But we do have Kenny comping on some tunes so that pianists and instrumentalists can hear Kenny’s comping.