Episode 1 - Afternoon in Paris
We break in this new podcast with a look at Afternoon in Paris (1949) by pianist/composer John Lewis. In case it isn’t obvious, we’re going to tackle songs alphabetically. We touch on the history of this tune and how it coincides with jazz progressing into bebop in the 1940's. We then analyze the form and harmony, and talk about our approach to playing in the spirit of this jazz classic.