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Tadd Dameron, A Jazz Master With A ‘Lyrical Grace’

Tadd Dameron smiling at center was an important figure in American jazz and bebop. As always, listen to as many great recordings of the tune as possible for inspiration.

In the early s, Dameron moved to New York, where he embraced the new sound called bebop, with its driving rhythms and difficult harmonies.

After several rounds or even a whole week REST during the Maj7 chords, or play rootswhile using simple ii-V patterns over the ii-V pairs. A new biography shines a light on the too-brief life of the man known as “The Architect of Bop. Discover Best Songs of — Part 3. Taking A Chance On Love. A man who’d been through a lot.


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Try to make everything go — you know, it’s just like reading a book. My cousin, my aunts — they all played. My brother played the alto. As tadr above, I like to think of this tune in 2-bar chunks.

Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email. Gitler says while Dameron was in prison, he kicked his habit.

D-7 and G7 ii-V from C Major — no sharps no flats I’m interested in beauty. Billy May and His Orchestra. In a interview in Metronome magazine, Dameron said, birc enough ugliness in the world. And that’s a big, big influence. Dameron brought form to the kinetic new music. He was in the heavens before he got there.

Both strategies have merit, and there is a lot of wiggle room in between to create your own strategies that do a little of both. Cmaj7 I chord in C Major — no sharps no flats March 9, brd My uncle played guitar and bass,” Dameron said. He was born in Cleveland on Feb. Edmond Hall’s Celeste Quartet.

Stories of Standards: “Lady Bird”

Connect your Spotify account to your Last. You will have to carefully work out each pattern you play to fit each of the different ii-V pairs. Playing through these measures will require a little extra dedicated practice.


But like so many of his colleagues in the postwar era, Dameron became addicted to heroin. Lady Bird – Lyrics. You just can’t have one idea and jump to another one. I tads to make it flow coherently. He said his sense of harmony came from the classical impressionists.

Tadd Dameron Lady Bird

Ira Gitler supervised two of Dameron’s recording sessions in the s and went on to hadd several books on the bebop era. Read an excerpt of Dameronia. Everything Dameron touched had one thing in common, says Paul Combs, author of Dameronia: We fit together like birr birds of a feather The perfect combination and it couldn’t be better If you just say the word, I’ll leave my lonely world I’ll fly with you, ladybird.

He was a very mellow, beautiful man. Dameron got to the heavens all too soon.