Jam Sessions in Montreal
This page provides a list of the different jam sessions happening in Montreal.
Jam Session Etiquette Guide
A couple of etiquette guides providing an excellent outline of the "unwritten rules" of good jam session etiquette. Recommended reading if you're interested in going to a jam but haven't done so before or are unfamiliar with what is expected.
TranscriptionsNote: all transcriptions are available in Finale format (version specified in brackets) and Adobe PDF format. The Finale files are in concert pitch but can be transposed for any instrument. The PDF files are only available in concert pitch.
BTW, if you are aware of any music score format that is both platform- and software-indepedent (i.e.: can be read on Macs and PCs running different music scoring programs) please let me know about it.
|2004/04/03||Johnny Hodges||I'll Get By||Charlie Parker - Jam Session||
Johnny Hodges - I'll Get By.MUS
Johnny Hodges - I'll Get By.pdf
|This album features some of the great legends of jazz playing side-by-side in what is essentially a jam session environment. During a multi-ballad medley, Johnny Hodges' version of "I'll Get By" stands out as a great feature of his style of playing.|
|2004/02/29||Greg Osby||East St Louis Toodle-oo||Greg Osby - St Louis Shoes||
Greg Osby - East St Louis Toodle-oo.MUS
Greg Osby - East St Louis Toodle-oo.pdf
|This opening track from Osby's "St Louis Shoes" serves as a representation of the rest of the music on the album. It opens with a very faithful rendition of a very old tune, followed by a virtuoso but traditional bowed bass solo, followed by a more contemporary trumpet solo, followed by this, a thoroughly fresh and modern solo.|
|2002/02/27||Chris Potter||Star Eyes||Gratitude||
Chris Potter - Star Eyes.MUS
Chris Potter - Star Eyes.pdf
|The Gratitude album is a series of tributes to past masters- this one is a tribute to Charlie Parker and Mr. Potter plays alto on it. It's a trio version of the tune (with Scott Colley and Brian Blade on bass and drums respectively) that features a 7/4 version of the classic intro.|