Singing blues, on stage…

After years of practically singing only in karaoke – and even that only twice in the blue moon and when tipsy enough – I was fooling around and singing this Finnish blues while rehearsing for the up-coming gig with some of my co-musicians. And they went and liked it so much that in the end of the rehearsals we had decided to add the song in the set – Finnish is, after all, very exotic here and people sure seem to be very intrigued by my mother language. So there I was last night, entertaining people by singing Finnish blues on the stage. And not only singing but scatting! Who would’ve known… but it was actually quite a lot of fun, plus nobody came complaining about my mispronunciation! In your face, all the damn complainers and pronunciation police in Finland!

And of course, what happened in the bar last night one can find from Youtube tonight, so here’s the clip of the gig, stolen from Ted’s blog. First we play “All Blues” and then in the end there’s “Kaikessa Soi Blues”. The word is added in the scatting for Chris, just ’cause she cracks for it every time!

Maybe I’ll start singing in the morning showers… just in case?

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Chris Potter: All The Things You Are

It so happened that my plans for the autumn were changed, and due to that I went and enrolled into Berkeley Jazz School, where Mark Levine is doing a 10-week class for Jazz Theory. Boy, did I bite a big piece to chew there! I’ll inform you later -if my brain haven’t melted- how it all went, but in the meanwhile here’s a clip from a sax player my teacher Tony recommended. Chris Potter improvises on top of one of my favorite tunes, All The things You Are… to really appreciate what he does with the tune it sure helps if you know the song, so for those who are not familiar with the song here’s a link to Ella’s beautiful take of it:

And then Chris’s take on the tune:

Me go back to practice now. See you again when I’ve learned to play that damn horn! 😉