Strong Solos, Vol. 1

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There's nothing like a good instrumental solo—that moment when a lone player stands in the spotlight and takes the helm, leading the band in an uncharted direction. On the first edition of Strong Solos, Kirk takes apart a few of his favorite solos, which a special focus on players who use motivic development, also known as theme and variations.

SOLOS FEATURED:

  • Eric Shenkman on "Two Princes" by Spin Doctors from Pocket Full of Kryptonite, 1991
  • Sonny Rollins on "St. Thomas" from Saxophone Colossus, 1956
  • Joe Morello on "Take Five" by Paul Desmond/The Dave Brubeck Quartet from Time Out, 1959
  • Chris Potter on "Janie Runaway" by Steely Dan from Two Against Nature, 2000

ALSO DISCUSSED:

  • Excerpts from multiple previous episodes of Strong Songs
  • “Sponger Money,” traditional Bahamian folk song, from Goombay - the Folk Songs of the Bahamas by George Symonette
  • "Symphony No. 5" by Ludwig van Beethoven, 1804-08, performed by the London Philharmonic

OUTRO SOLOIST: Steve Pardo

This episode's outro soloist is the one and only Steve Pardo. Steve is a Nashville, TN based producer, composer, and saxophonist. You can find out more at his website: https://www.stevepardo.com/

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