Jazz Comping Styles with Ben Haugland
A workshop on jazz piano comping styles in 2 parts. Part 1 draws on transcriptions from Kenny Barron, Herbie Hancock and McCoy Tyner demonstrating comping strategies and the use of various rootless voicings. Voicing types covered in this section include: guide tone, 4-part close, drop-2, upper structures and more. Part 2 explores transcriptions of Barron, Brad Mehldau and John Taylor playing in duo settings to learn about using voicings containing the root of the chord. While many voicing concepts covered are idiomatic to piano -- guitarists, vibraphonists, and others interested in jazz harmony and horn arranging will also benefit. Haugland will be joined by Grammy nominated tenor saxophonist Greg Johnson, a regular member of Bob Mintzer's Big Band who has worked with numerous international-level artists. Dr. Ben Haugland holds a Doctor of Arts degree in music from the University of Northern Colorado and is a recipient of nine DownBeat awards, including "Best Instrumental Jazz Soloist." As a Master's student at the University of North Texas, he played and toured with the world renowned UNT One O'Clock Lab Band and is a featured soloist on their album Lab 2009, which received a Grammy nomination for "Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album." Haugland has also played in professional and academic settings with several prominent jazz artists including Randy Brecker, Terell Stafford, Greg Gisbert, Snooky Young, Chris Potter, Dave Pietro, Dick Oatts, Tim Warfield, Donny McCaslin, Jeff Coffin, Bob Mintzer, Steve Davis, Curtis Fuller, Jay Anderson, Chuck Berghofer, Jay Leonhardt, Billy Hart, Jeff Hamilton, Adonis Rose, Ed Soph, and John Riley.