The One Man Jazz Trio
For those who haven’t read my previous posts, my One Man Jazz Trio project is my effort to simulate a jazz trio as a solo artist. Combined with a vocalist, we will essentially simulate a nice 3+1 combo or a vocalist backed up by a jazz trio.
For the simulated jazz trio, here’s the break down:
- Right Hand = piano
- Left Hand = upright bass
- Right Foot = ride cymbal
- Left Foot = hi-hat
So, yesterday we did just that and got a great response from the audience, with a few dancing to our swing and latin grooves.
Our Set List
- I would like to somehow add a closed hi-hat setup that I could play with my feet. This especially would help in playing Bossa Novas. I don’t know how this would work out, whether this would be played with my right foot or left foot.
- I use my left foot to do 2 and 4 on the hi-hat. And I use my right foot for the ride cymbal, which is set up vertically and operated with a drumstick attached to a foot pedal.
- Perhaps I need to fine tune the angle of the ride cymbal and the position of the ‘stick’, or the height of the ride cymbal.
- Also, I might have to adjust the attack of the foot pedal.
- Also, I’ll want to experiment with various ride cymbals to get that perfect match with everything else.