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New JGT Lesson, Davy Mooney Explores Billy Strayhorn’s Timeless Classic, UMMG



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In this video, Mooney explores Billy Strayhorn’s timeless classic “UMMG,” with special attention paid to the rich harmony and the recordings on “Jazz Party”…

“…And His Mother Called Him Bill” (both from Duke Ellington), “Lush Life” (from Joe Henderson), and “Portrait of Duke Ellington” (from Dizzy Gillespie).

Welcome to Advanced Improvisational Concepts by Davy Mooney professor of jazz guitar at the University of North Texas.

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Check out Davy’s new album on Sunnyside, “Davy Mooney and the Hope of Home Band Live at National Sawdust”.

Davy’s Mel Bay book “Personalizing Jazz Vocabulary

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