TME Podcast Season 3, Ep. 6: The Jazz Rhythm Section

Description: The rhythm section is the heart and soul of any school's jazz band. The larger style jazz bands have evolved as a result of the big band movement in modern jazz. In essence, the rhythm section has a true function, within the jazz ensemble, that all horns listen to. They are responsible for contributing to the melodic and harmonic functions as well as tempo and direction.

  • Rhythm Section Instrumentation

  • The Responsibilities of the Rhythm Section

  • Rhythm Section Set-Up Arrangements

  • The “V” Set-Up

  • Other Set-Ups

  • How to Rehearse a Rhythm Section

  • Try This in Rehearsals

  • The Concept of Comping

  • Listening to Jazz