Student et al. - mid 20th Century

from The Great Jazz Pianists: Speaking of Their Lives and Music, page 64:

[Asked about melodic ear-training, Wilson replied]

I depended a great deal on two pianos. We'd take turns accompanying each other. I'd play accompaniment and the student would play strictly melody. I got wonderful results with this method. I'd also play recordings of Benny Goodman, Louis Armstrong, [saxophonist] Coleman Hawkins—all one-line players—and the student would start by imitation.

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Len Lyons, The Great Jazz Pianists: Speaking of Their Lives and Music (New York, ), p. 64. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1431074515723 accessed: 30 November, 2022

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Jazz performed by Benny Goodman, Louis Armstrong, Coleman Hawkins

Experience Information

Date/Time mid 20th Century
Medium live, playback
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors

Originally submitted by Gill on Fri, 08 May 2015 09:41:56 +0100
Approved on Sat, 26 Sep 2015 12:34:53 +0100