iamdjoc, I'm not actually playing Time Remembered (yet!) and I also have
to say, I
strongly dislike (!) Calling Birds! Sorry cbpiano. When I did G5, there was a piece of his on the C list...don't remember the name
and that was good!
Improvisation is definitely a huge difference, and it's so hard to not
improvise in some of the pieces. For my G5 I did do 'New Orleans Nightfall' -? which was a great piece! I remember getting lost in improvising with that. My old teacher was a great 'jazzer'. I had fun with that piece
cbpiano, the new syllabus sounds fantastic! I can't wait! Though I'll be sorry if I miss out on doing the Grade 7 - the pieces are so good!
Sometimes I wonder if it's a bad thing that's there's often no room for musical 'interpretation' in the jazz pieces, if you know what I mean. Maybe I missed out by not doing jazz exams.