Pianist Adam Maness breaks down Barry Harris’ legendary voicing warm up.
You’ve seen it. You’ve probably done it. Some people call it stank face but I call it…Jazz Face.
Peter Martin (piano), Reuben Rogers (bass), and Gregory Hutchinson (drums) go deep in a blues at a difficult tempo.
Last year I challenged myself to get rid of all of the concepts in my playing that I didn’t really care for but had been playing out of habit. This became a much larger task than I had anticipated. One of the first things to go was a handful of crappy voicings that I always seemed to default to for no good reason. This left a bit of a whole in my voicing arsenal. I started to scramble for voicing ideas that might seem useful.