I like to come up with looping exercise like this, because they are a quick way to learn some new material and built-up vocabulary and technique. It’s time for another looping exercise. While practicing I was looking for a way to run through BeBop-scales in all keys following the ideas/concept as described in Jeff Elwood’s […]
After you have visited the Big Band gig on Friday you can of course come to Jumpru Pub on Saturday at 16:30 and listen to us performing the music of Charles Mingus. Just saying.
Sonny Rollins live in 1968. Great music and video from Cafe Montmatre on Jazz Wax: Sonny Rollins: Copenhagen, 1968
Starting the day with a classic: Dexter Gordon – Sophisticated Giant
Sonny Rollins talks about working with Monk and the Bridge period: I didn’t have the feeling within myself, that I was really able to put out what they expected from me. So, that’s what I did. I will lay off the scene and go back into the woodshed, and get these things together and that’s […]
Chet Baker is one of my all-time favourites and recently I have been on a little binge-listen of the “The Last Great Concert” recordings. The recordings with Big Band and Strings, recorded in 1988 only weeks before his death, feature him in great form. From All About Jazz: The concert itself was a hugely ambitious project, […]
This morning Jazz Video Guy shared a bunch instructional videos from Bob Mintzer, such as the above on Rhythm, on Building Jazz Improvisations from Classical Music, on Attack, Sustain Decay and usage of Motifs. I have had the honor to have met and attended a class with Bob Mintzer and he also talked then about the idea […]
This is what I call timely. We were just sitting in the bus going north to perform the music of Charles Mingus when the article Doc: Charles Mingus 1968 on Jazz Wax popped up in my newsreader. The article is about Thomas Reichmann’s documentary on Charles Mingus documentary which is now on You Tube. During this period, […]