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Posts from the ‘Blogs’ Category

27
Feb

My Friend Teo

Contributed by guest blogger Dr. Dave Schroeder, Director of Jazz Studies at NYU Steinhardt

I actually organized this interview session with Teo along with John Snyder from Artists House Music and was present at the session to direct traffic.  I had gotten to know Teo Macero back in 2003 when I became director of Jazz Studies at NYU.  Chico Hamilton, one of my friends and colleagues at the New School, was also a close friend of Teo’s and suggested that he contact me to lend support to my jazz program.  Teo called me and Read moreRead more

22
Feb

The Master of 3/4

I was watching the Philip Seymour Hoffman film Boating with Jack last night. In one poignant scene between the main characters an excerpt from the classic Bill Evans track “Peace Piece” was used as backing music to accentuate the drama and it worked perfectly. It reminded me of the brilliance of Bill Evans and how I often crave hearing him play. Read moreRead more

15
Feb

Brad Mehldau – The Art of Solo Piano

Virtuosic pianist Brad Melhdau first made his mark in the jazz world in 1995 with his debut recording Introducing Brad Mehldau and then in the classical arena in 2006 with his release Love Sublime with vocalist Renee Fleming.  Mehldau is a dazzling and brilliant player who maintains one of the finest trios in all of jazz. Read moreRead more

10
Feb

Gary Burton’s Vibe

I met with the legendary vibraphonist Gary Burton last night to put together a video piece on his upcoming Mack Ave recording Common Ground. Read moreRead more