Sunday, November 8, 2015

2015 transcription work

Several of my transcriptions debuted in a recent Duke Pearson tribute in Los Angeles.  Thanks, Robert Carmack for the reference.

Jazz Tokyo has published my transcription of 'Little Abi', a trio piece by the late, great Masabumi Kikuchi.

Thursday, March 6, 2014

piano lessons for adults / jazz / improvisation

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Saturday, January 19, 2013

Anthony Braxton on Woody Shaw

Thanks, Woody Shaw III for sharing this historically significant reference. Quoting Professor Braxton, from his interview:

"He was a brilliant man. And he was fighting for his music, even though he had proved so much, there was still a struggle he was involved with to get the jazz world to acknowledge him, that he was separate from Freddie Hubbard, that his music was evolving in its own space. He was involved in his own struggle to advance his music."

Saturday, September 1, 2012

repost: Sonny Simmons Quartet @ Cafe Oto 13.05.10

A masterful quartet performance. It works because everyone is listening !

Musicians, if a bandleader tells you to NOT listen to each other, you should exit that group immediately !

Thanks to the artists for sharing this recording.