This is a guest post from Bill Harrison, the man behind the innovative jazz play-along series of MP3s and sheet music, Play Jazz Now. Lately I’ve been thinking about some of the great jazz music that has been made without a chording instrument in the ensemble. Traditionally, the jazz rhythm section has included at least [read more…]
About Bill Harrison
Bill Harrison is a bassist who lives in Chicago. His jazz credits include work with Clark Terry, James Moody, Patricia Barber, Dizzy Gillespie, Max Roach, Kenny Burrell, Frank Wess, Bunky Green, Woody Herman Band and Joe Daley. Bill created and runs PlayJazzNow, a website offering innovative, downloadable play-along tracks for instrumentalists and singers of all levels. He blogs about musical life at Jazz Underneath and contributes to Bass Musician Magazine. Subscribe to Bill’s monthly newsletter The Lead Sheet featuring Jazz News You Can Use.