The most difficult thing about comping is probably not learning the song or finding the voicings. It is to play something that serves as a solid backing and at the same time really works as a strong musical statement.
The transcription and analysis included in this lesson should help you get some new insight and ideas to improve that in your own playing. Both in terms of which voicings you use and how you make melodies and use dynamics with those voicings.
This lesson is a transcription of 3 choruses of comping on the Jazz Standard “I Remember You”. The recording that is the main material in this lesson was recorded 2 and a half years ago and is available as a backing track on my YouTube Channel.
Since the track was never meant as teaching material it is also a good picture of how I approach comping a form like this and interpret the harmony. The different devices I use both in terms of which voicings but also the rhythms, melodic ideas, and techniques like arpeggiating.
I remember You is one of my favorite jazz standards and a really great take on the AABA form with a few interesting twists and turns.
- Transcription of 3 chorus comping
- Song Analysis of I Remember You
- Analysis of the transcription
- Video Performance with sheet music
- Mp3 performance