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Archive for June, 2011

15
Jun
redman

The Traneumentary: Joshua Redman

Saxophonist Joshua Redman is one of the leading players and personalities in jazz. His stellar recording’s Wish and Moodswing not only set the tone for emerging jazz musicians back in the middle 90’s but help establish the charismatic saxophonist to become a fan favorite and critical success. Read moreRead more

14
Jun
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Q&A: Donny McCaslin

One of my favorite tenor sax players is Donny McCaslin. I recall my childhood friend bassist Larry Grenadier telling me about him in the mid 80‘s. It was around that time that Donny and Larry were both members of the Gary Burton Quintet. Shortly thereafter, Donny joined Steps Ahead taking over the sax chair from the legendary Michael Brecker. Read moreRead more

14
Jun
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Video: Pat Metheny – Cherish

“This was a huge hit in the late 60’s. One day i started playing around with it and while under the hood of the tune I found myself marveling at all the interesting moves that happen with the chords, especially on the bridge. Read moreRead more

13
Jun
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Video: Pat Metheny – The Girl From Ipanema

“People are often surprised to hear that this is one of the first songs I ever learned, but any beginning guitar student knows about the dreaded “F” chord; the first time you are asked to “barre” two strings together with one finger. For me, in that first week of playing the instrument, it was impossible to make my fingers do that. Read moreRead more