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Harry Waters Band

by Harry Waters Band

If you like jazz from the 30's - 50's then this will be right up your street.
Genre: Jazz: Piano Jazz
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1. Blues in G
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2. Jumping
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3. Petersons Bounce
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4. Juggling for Beginners
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5. Scholars Mate
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6. Rum and Coca Cola
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7. Blues in F
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8. Garden Party
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9. Spring Stepping
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10. Alligators Funeral
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11. Jarretts Dream
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
I started to play the piano when I was about eight years old. I learned from a local piano teacher who taught me the basics. It wasn't until about five years later however that I really got into playing, when I moved schools and started learning with a teacher who taught me ragtime, boogie woogie and blues. In my teens I played in many different bands and experimented with different styles of music, including rock, funk, pop and metal. I first worked professionally in covers bands called Boot-Led Zeppelin and The Cosmic Charlies (a Grateful Dead/Phish covers band) This gave me a good grounding in rock music and kept me going for the better part of three years. Covers can only take you so far however and I started to hunger for something else.

I started listening to jazz in my early twenties and slowly became more and more interested and influenced by the sound. At the time, I was playing in an originals rock band called Hubble Deep Field and my change in musical direction started to cause some problems in the band. I increasingly wanted to stray from the typical rock structures of the songs we tended to play and experiment with the chords often found in jazz but seldom found in rock music. Consequently I found myself at musical odds with the other band members. It was at this time that I was starting to play along to Bill Evans and Oscar Peterson records. It wasn't long until I decided that this was the direction I wanted to head in.

I spent a term studying with a tutor at Guildhall who helped me get my basic jazz chops down a lot quicker. More recently I have been taking lessons with a teacher from The Royal Academy who has shown me some classical techniques (I was never classically trained) to increase my speed and facility. The jazz jam sessions in London are a great place to learn and get your chops together. I started going to all the jams incl: The Beaufoy (Battersea), Shinos (Blackfriars), Blue Jays (Shepherds Bush, sadly no longer there, it's now a disco), Halo (Battersea) and more recently Bar Music Hall (Curtain Rd in east london). This last one is a great jam session with some really special players, including but not limited to: Brandon Allen (Tenor) and Quentin Collins (Trumpet).

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