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I am taking a jazz workshop at Butler University here in Indianapolis. It's a "big band." After the workshop is done, we will perform at the Jazz Kitchen here in Indy.

We are doing a Basie tune which starts out with a blues pattern, and a piano solo. I thought my piano solo sounded fairly decent, so I made a recording of it with my MiniDisc deck. It's a five-foot Steinway which is pretty well in tune. Looks like the piano might be 25+ years old, but appears to be recently rebuilt.

Ain't nothing like the real thing, Baby! I just am in love with the chance to play a "real" piano that sounds and reacts the way a "real" piano should. Digital stuff is fine, but the real thing needs to happen once in awhile, just to remind myself why I like to play piano in the first place.

The voice you hear at the top is our bandleader, not me. He's the one snapping, also.

You'll also hear live drumset, live "real" upright bass, and live jazz guitar. What a blast.

The picture is me at Kids Camp, on my "staff" bunk bead. I am the music leader each summer for Kids Camp, which our church does for our kids. I play a mean campfire guitar!
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thetiler said 4706 days ago (July 28th, 2006)
What main thing I love about
Your playing is that you have the gift to make people happy. That is one
of the greatest types of musical gifts people can have.

It's happy jazz!

Hey, maybe I coined a name for your style john!

"Happy Jazz" - )
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John Stebbe said 4705 days ago (July 29th, 2006)
What main thing I love about
Thank you, Bill. OK, you can call my style "Happy Jazz." That's OK with me! If I
can play music which makes people feel happy, then that's a pretty great thing.
Feels good for them, and feels even better for me.

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GUION said 4705 days ago (July 29th, 2006)
GOOD
I would like to touch the piano like you. I like much this.

Cheers
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John Stebbe said 4705 days ago (July 29th, 2006)
GOOD
Thank you, Guion. I appreciate that.

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RickW said 4705 days ago (July 29th, 2006)
Yes indeed!
Happy Jazz it is John.


God bless,

Rick

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John Stebbe said 4705 days ago (July 29th, 2006)
Yes indeed!
Thanks, Rick!

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kristyjo said 4705 days ago (July 29th, 2006)
Nothing like the real thing!
It's nice to hear you play the 'real thing' Also, great to hear a recording of
all 'live' instruments. I enjoy the big band sound and the instrumentation.
I was waiting to hear the brass and winds, too, but I suppose that's
probably not something you can share here. Nice solo.
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John Stebbe said 4705 days ago (July 29th, 2006)
Nothing like the real thing!
Thanks so much, Kristy. Yes, I chose to end the recording where you heard the
trombones coming in, to respect the copyright. The first section (the piano solo)
is simply a blues pattern. You can't copyright the blues! But afte the solo ends,
then you hear the original material which Basie wrote, and that's where I cut off
this track.

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Drew Kopr said 4701 days ago (August 2nd, 2006)
Groovin'
Beautiful playing, John. I only wish it were longer...I love when the horns come in, but that's when it cuts out! Maybe you could publish the whole thing?
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John Stebbe said 4700 days ago (August 3rd, 2006)
Groovin'
Thanks, Drew. I wish I could post the whole thing, too, but due to copyright, I
can't do that.

The piano solo is just my improv over a blues pattern, so I don't see any
copyright difficulty with the little bit that I did post.

The tune is called "Ticker" and you can find it at the iTMS, if you really want that
track. It's by the Count Basie Orchestra.

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QUEENROYAL said 4700 days ago (August 3rd, 2006)
Very nice
Keep that groove swinging. I love it!!
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John Stebbe said 4700 days ago (August 3rd, 2006)
Very nice
Thank you, QueenRoyal. The swing is just as much due to the guitar, bass, and
drums as anything the piano player is doing. Playing with others is such a gas.

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Mcboy said 4700 days ago (August 3rd, 2006)
swinging
those changes......shweeeeeet..........
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John Stebbe said 4699 days ago (August 4th, 2006)
swinging
Thanks, McBoy!

Those changes are
F7 Bb7 F7 F7
Bb7 Bb7 F7 F7
C7 Bb7 F7 F7
Repeat ad libito.

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composerclark said 4698 days ago (August 5th, 2006)
swinging
Crazy chords! How do people ever come up with this stuff???
:= )

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John Stebbe said 4698 days ago (August 5th, 2006)
swinging
Witty, Clark. :-)

Cool link and website, BTW.


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musichead said 4700 days ago (August 3rd, 2006)
great!!!!
Just great!!! I was very lucky to have a mother and father that like jazz.. I
grew up with Brubeck, Jamal, and the likes...This song was too short
for..haha. I live about 70 miles from you. Im on the Il and In boarder off
74. I go to Indy all the time to Keystone grill, eat well, and listen to the
trio they have from time to time. Let me know when you are Playing
again..Ill make a trip. Great tune!!!!!! more!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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John Stebbe said 4699 days ago (August 4th, 2006)
great!!!!
Hi, Neighbor! And thanks for the kind words.

Well, I'm playing again, but only as a solo this time. Tonight at the Ruth's
Chris Steak House downtown (Friday, August 4, from 7 to 11), and then
tomorrow night (Saturday, August 5) from 6:30 to 9:30 at the Adams Mark
Restaurant ("The Marker") at the airport.

I know some of the guys who play at the Keystone Grill (a gal, too), and I'm
not quite in their league yet. Maybe someday.

Sounds like you had a GREAT environment to grow up in. Your parents sound
very cool, Steve.


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futzpucker said 4700 days ago (August 3rd, 2006)
You understated it...
The piano solo is way better than" fairly decent". You have a real sweet
touch, which I envy, and a great ease on the keyboard, which I also envy.

Great idea to post this solo, knowing there were copyright issues to be
respected, but knowing your solo created no problem in that regard.

Wonderful facility at the piano, John.
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John Stebbe said 4699 days ago (August 4th, 2006)
You understated it...
Thank you, FP.



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composerclark said 4699 days ago (August 4th, 2006)
Lovely
Another beautiful piano performance by you! I understand your reasons
for cutting out just as a trombone (?) solo begins, but I found it pretty
disturbing! I was really getting into it, then oops, it's over!

It sounds like you had a great time at the workshop!
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John Stebbe said 4699 days ago (August 4th, 2006)
Lovely
Thank you, Clark. Yes, I had a great time! Many opportunites for piano solos
with rhythm section accomp. Sure beats loops!

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TobinMueller said 4699 days ago (August 4th, 2006)
Shoot the fader guy
Too short!
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John Stebbe said 4699 days ago (August 4th, 2006)
Shoot the fader guy
The "fader guy" is me! Boy, you try to obey copyright law, and this is the thanks
you get! :)

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said 4696 days ago (August 7th, 2006)
Go Johnny go...
Nicely done John. A toe tapper from the git-go! I only wish it was longer.
But I guess you're showcasing your piano work here. Did I mention it's
superb?

Be well!



(The Conductor is no more)
John Stebbe said 4696 days ago (August 7th, 2006)
Go Johnny go...
Thanks, Michael.

And I am sorry to read about your mother's illness, and about your wife's
unemployment. That's good news about your sister, though. You will be in my
prayers.

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Feter said 4691 days ago (August 12th, 2006)
WOW !!
hey !! this is fun ....I mean GREAT !! ... I realy enjoy it ...
such jam session you wish never stop .. thnx !!
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Scorpjammer said 4683 days ago (August 20th, 2006)
Real Vintage Sound
Tapping my foot, over here. Rich and masterful playing, John. Some delicious jazzy chops around that blues progression. Sounds like you're ready to front the John Stebbe Big Band.

Go daddio!
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John Stebbe said 4593 days ago (November 18th, 2006)
Thanks!
Scorp, you're very kind.

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albertruss said 1912 days ago (March 22nd, 2014)
stebbe live combo blues
very nice what a groove..thanks
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Name: John Stebbe
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I am a public elementary school music teacher in Indianapolis. I also direct the children's choirs at our church. I love to play piano. I play solo piano jobs around town, and also lead a jazz trio (piano, bass, drums). I was born in 1959. ... [see more]

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The blues is a vocal and instrumental form of music based on a pentatonic scale and a characteristic twelve-bar chord progression. The form evolved in the United States in the communities of former African slaves from spirituals, praise songs, field

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