An initiative of Ayub Bachchu to set a new dimension in the music industry of Bangladesh and to establish a new entertainment for the musicians and the music lovers. AB Blues Club is a legendary approach by Ayub Bachchu to entertain the city dwellers with blues music. For the first time ever in the city lives of Bangladesh, blues has been unleashed to mass people who love blues and feel the blues music.
Blues is the name given to both a musical form and a music genre that originated in African-American communities of primarily the Deep South of the United States at the end of the 19th century from spirituals, work songs, field hollers, shouts and chants, and rhymed simple narrative ballads.
The blues form, ubiquitous in jazz, rhythm and blues, and rock and roll, is characterized by specific chord progressions, of which the twelve-bar blues chord progression is the most common. The blue notes that, for expressive purposes are sung or played flattened or gradually bent (minor 3rd to major 3rd) in relation to the pitch of the major scale, are also an important part of the sound.
During the first decades of the 20th century, blues music was not clearly defined in terms of a particular chord progression. With the popularity of early performers, such as Bessie Smith, use of the twelve-bar blues spread across the music industry during the 1920s and 30s. Other chord progressions, such as 8-bar forms, are still considered blues; examples include "How Long Blues", "Trouble in Mind", and Big Bill Broonzy's "Key to the Highway". There are also 16-bar blues, as in Ray Charles's instrumental "Sweet 16 Bars" and in Herbie Hancock's "Watermelon Man". Idiosyncratic numbers of bars are also encountered occasionally, as with the 9-bar progression in "Sitting on Top of the World" by Howlin Wolf.
AB Blues Club envisions settling as the prime platform and networking zone for the new musicians and music lovers.
• To establish BLUES music as a city's entertainment.
• To uplift the standard of the music industry of Bangladesh.
Products & Services:
• 'Blues Night' in the city's cafes and restaurants.
• Workshops for new-comers to be facilitated by senior musicians.(we believe, the more you learn, the more you survive)
• Jam & Practice pad at AB Blues Club house with hi-tech instruments.
• Learning sessions through facebook page.
Blowing Blues in the city:
• Blues Night | Chapter:1
o On February 18, 2011
o At Cuppa Coffee Club
• Blues Night | Chapter:2
o On April 21, 2011
o At BitterSweet Cafe