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Dynamic Duos 040 | Leon Boykins - Mood Indigo

Dynamic Duos 040 | Leon Boykins - Mood Indigo

Today's video spent a little time locked in the vault, but it's time to share! This is one of my absolute favorite Duke Ellington compositions, and always included when I share jazz with young people! Here's Duke's "Mood Indigo" featuring the fine bass stylings of the one and only Mr Leon Boykins!

Have a great week - cya back here same time next week! 

It's You or No One ft. Seth Weaver | #DynamicDuos Ep. 28

It's You or No One ft. Seth Weaver | #DynamicDuos Ep. 28

This week I’m featuring a great trombonist, who’s currently also based in New York: Seth Weaver. Seth and I first met at the International Trombone Festival the last time it was held at the Eastman School of Music up in Rochester, NY. I was giving a performance that year celebrating the music from my first album, Exposition at that time, and Seth was a finalist in the ITF’s jazz trombone competition that year. 

 

Since then, we’ve played a few gigs together here and there. But most recently, I recorded on a few videos of Seth’s Big Band! In addition to being a great trombonist, Seth is writing some great arrangements, and to top it off - he’s a singer too! Head over to Seth’s YouTube Channel to check out some of what he’s up to, and to watch those big band videos!

 

We’re playing a great standard that I first arranged for Lucas Pino and myself to play on a short tour to Arizona a few years back. If you’re familiar with the tune already, you’ll notice that there’s a little tweak to the form in there for good measure 😉 ! haha.

 

Please enjoy and Share!  “It’s You or No One”

 

See you next week - 

 

Nick