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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A man who’d been through a lot. He began writing for the new movement’s pioneers, Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie. 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.

Lady Bird (), a song by Tadd Dameron on Spotify

Here is one that I advise for my students — keeping in mind that these students have already learned to improvise over at least other, simpler chord progressions, AND they have begun learning ii-V simple patterns in all 12 keys. Both strategies have merit, and there is a lot of wiggle room in between to create your own damfron that do a little of both.


Cmaj7 I chord in C Major — no sharps no flats Playing through these measures will require a little extra dedicated practice. Transcribing your favorite solo can be incredibly informative, but sometimes just tdd a solo of the same type can be just as rewarding and illuminating.

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Stan Kenton and His Orchestra. A new version of Last. Gitler says while Dameron was in prison, he kicked dammeron habit. Heard on All Things Considered. Don’t want to see ads?

March 9, 3: As always, listen to as many great recordings of the tune as possible for inspiration. Come Rain or Come Shine. Just like a robin in the birdd of spring I’d have this urge to fly since you’ve given me wings Please don’t you say goodbye, I’ll have to leave the sky Just fly with me, ladybird. Taking A Chance On Love.

Edmond Hall’s Celeste Quartet. He was airborne, to me. The Life and Work of Tadd Dameron.

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

Your purchase helps support NPR programming. Connect to Spotify Dismiss. Everything Dameron touched had one thing in common, says Paul Hadd, author of Dameronia: My brother played the alto. Parker’s Mood – Original. Dameron brought form to the kinetic new gadd. Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email. Dameron made complex music with little formal education. Try to make everything go — you know, it’s just like reading a book.


As you advance, you will want to compose or transcribe patterns that begin on other notes for a little variety.

Tadd Dameron smiling at center was an important figure in American jazz and bebop. When he died from cancer on March 8,he was just 48 years old. My cousin, my aunts — they all played. Lady Bird – Lyrics.

You just can’t have one idea and jump to another one. Improvise from the ear, using simple, solid, no-nonsense music statements over the Maj7 bir, while RESTING during all ii-V pairs, or playing roots of the ii-V if that helps you keep track of the form.

But like so many of his colleagues in the postwar era, Dameron became addicted to heroin. Read an excerpt of Dameronia.