Thursday, July 06, 2006

Another Cool Class Discussion: Desert Island Week

Last month, we had a cool discussion in the summer evening combo (which I posted about here), where each person in the group was asked to name the one tune in the Real Book that they thought was essential for everyone to know. That generated a really good conversation (as well as the opportunity to play each tune that was contributed), so I decided to carry it one step further this week by going to a "desert island" theme. The premise is simple: If you were stuck on a desert island and could only play one tune, what would that tune be? I also asked them to give a little background information about their tune, and, when feasible, perform their portion from memory.

We still have one more week to go (the combo has twelve members at this point), so I'll wait and post the selections they made after we're done, but I'm throwing the discussion open to readers of this site as well: What is your "desert island" jazz tune...and why? The comments are open...

(Cross-posted at The Green Room and my music MySpace)

1 comment:

Shawn said...

If I was on a desert island and I had no choice of being there or not, I'd be really angry. Which makes Mingus sound good. So probably Fables of Faubus. Or, more appropriate, Haitian Fight Song.