Jazz piano tips, history, recommended recordings, and resources for Tadd Dameron’s Lady Bird and every tune in The Real Book. Enjoy!. Buy Lady Bird by Tadd Dameron/Arr. Taylor at Jazz Sheet Music. Tadd Damerons jazz gem features an easy flowing swing style and adapts. Song information for Lady Bird – Tadd Dameron on AllMusic.

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And that’s a big, big influence. He was born in Cleveland on Feb. Lady Bird – Lyrics.

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After several rounds or txdd a whole week REST during the Maj7 chords, or play rootswhile using simple ii-V patterns over the ii-V pairs. He said his sense of harmony came from the classical impressionists. My brother played the alto. Don’t want to see ads? As always, listen to as many great recordings of the tune as possible for inspiration.

He was in the heavens before he got there. What makes it great is that it breaks down into simple 2-bar chunks, but when all those chunks are put together, the tune has just enough twists and turns to really keep you on your toes.


You just can’t have one idea and jump to another one. It’s a regular story.

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My father played piano. Dameron brought form to the kinetic new music. In — in the only known recording of his voice — Dameron told disc jockey Harry Frost taed everyone in his family was a musician. Cmaj7 I chord in C Major — no sharps no flats Taking A Chance On Love.

Inhe was busted and spent the next three years in a federal narcotics prison in Lexington, Ky. Dameron got to the heavens all too soon. As mentioned above, I like to think of this tune in 2-bar chunks. Playing through these measures will require a little extra dedicated practice.

Lady Bird (composition)

But like so many of his colleagues in the postwar era, Dameron became addicted to heroin. To make things easier, all of the examples begin on the ROOT of the ii chord. Ira Gitler supervised two of Dameron’s recording sessions in the s and went on to write several books on the bebop era. A new version of Last.


Gitler says while Dameron was in prison, he kicked his habit. Dameron made complex music with little formal education. Parker’s Mood – Original. Gitler puts it this way: When he died from cancer on March 8,he was just 48 years old.

My uncle played guitar and bass,” Dameron said. Read an excerpt of Dameronia. In the early s, Dameron moved to New York, where he embraced the new sound called bebop, with its driving rhythms and difficult harmonies. Parker’s Mood – Original Charlie Parker. I try to make it flow coherently. Heard on All Things Considered. Connect your Spotify account to your Last. I’m interested in beauty. Come Rain or Come Shine.