Thursday, 29 March 2007

Jazz Piano Caravan, written by Juan Tizol, performed by Haydn Huckle

Caravan, written by Juan Tizol, performed by Haydn Huckle. Juan Tizol (31 December 1900 - 23 April 1984) was a Puerto Rican trombonist and composer. He was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico and moved to the mainland United States in 1920. He worked with from 1929 to 1944 and it was during this period that he composed Caravan and "Perdido". After that he worked with the Harry James orchestra in California which allowed him to see his wife more often. In 1957 he was a guest on The Show. He died in Inglewood, California on April 23, 1984.
, and are three of the greatest ever. I listen to the jazz greats all the time, the way to learn how to play is to take piano lessons, learn the basic piano chords, play piano scores, practice piano, then practice piano some more!

Anyway, I hope you enjoy this number.
Jazz Unleashed

Monday, 26 March 2007

Jazz Piano Imoprovisation 'Days of wine And Roses'

I have put together this rendition of Henry Mancini's "The days Of Wine And Roses" which should appeal to and enthusiasts alike.
Once again the emphasis is on , Chords, Harmony and the use of a lot of chord substitutes.I hope you like the piece.

, and are three of my favourite . They are probably three of the greatest jazz pianists ever. I'm going to film a rarley played Count Basie number, called 'Blue and Sentimental' Written by Basie but not often heard.

Friday, 16 March 2007

Jazz Piano. Nice Work if You can Get It

George Gershwin's,' "Nice Work if You can Get It", lyrics by Ira Gershwin.

This is my version of Gershwin's "Nice Work If You Can Get it". Lots of improvisation,hopefully not too much!!! chords and harmony and again
lots of chord substitutes.I hope this rendition will appeal to Jazz Musicians and enthusiasts alike.

Jazz Unleashed

, and are three of the greatest ever. They certainly didn't play easy piano and it's most definitely not,' beginner piano!

The way to learn how to play is to take piano lessons,' learn the basic piano chords, play piano scores,' practice piano, then practice piano some more!
One day soon you could teach piano, develop your own piano course, you could even be the next Oscar Petersen!
If it's you like, there's no better instrument to play blues, than the .

Saturday, 10 March 2007

Jazz Chords, Harmony and Improvisation

For anyone who plays piano and would like get into playing , here are a few pointers which, hopefully will help you to achieve the aim of playing by finding lots of nice chords and harmony, and being able to apply these chords and harmony to tunes.

Having played Jazz for around forty five years I have found many nice chords which I have been able to apply to tunes with harmonic


It took me a long time many years ago to realize that I had to Orchestrate a tune rather than play the tune straight.

One good exercise is for you to is for you to sit at the piano and see what chords you can find and apply them.

Always remember a tune has to have a good front and back and take care of the middle.

Making a number swing is a different matter, but when it does happen it is the most wonderful thing.

One of the best examples of SWING that I have ever heard is the video clip of the Count Basie Orchestra at Montreaux 1979
featuring along with and playing " A TISCET A TASKET". THE ULTIMATE IN SWING!!!!!

This is one of a number of articles that I will be posting and which I hope will be of some help to you and I will be pleased to answer
any questions on this subject that you may ask.

Happy Jazz playing to everyone and thanks for the nice comments on my video postings.


Wednesday, 7 March 2007

Jazz Blues. Haydn's Blues

I hope you like this piece. I've called it, 'Haydn's Blues'

This is a number, which I have enjoyed playing for many, many years.

With this piece I try and get as near as posible to the sound, through the .

I hope you like this number.

Haydn Huckle

PS I can't begin to tell you how much I'm enjoying sharing my piano with and around the world.

PPS Thankyou for all the kind emails. It just makes me want to practice and produce more Jazz numbers.

Thursday, 1 March 2007

Getting Sentimental Over You Performed by Haydn Huckle


Here's my rendition of 'Getting sentimental over you'.

You may notice that when I play I use a lot of chord substitutes or putting it another way, my own chords. As you probably know, it takes many years of practice to discover and tweek your own chord substitutes and way of playing.

I discovered my own way of playing through lots of hard practice and many years of gigging.

I'm enjoying sharing my piano with and around the world.

I hope you enjoy the piece.