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Posts tagged ‘Jazz’

20
Dec
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The Most Intriguing Performance in Jazz 2011

Jazz, Math, Tech & Lyle Mays

One of the most intriguing events in jazz this year that went largely unnoticed was something that I accidentally stumbled upon.   Read moreRead more

19
Dec
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The Traneumentary: Ashley Kahn

Ashley Kahn brilliantly breaks down the John Coltrane classic A Love Supreme in this popular Traneumentary episode. Read moreRead more

14
Sep
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Q&A: Regina Carter

Detroit native and virtuosic violinist Regina Carter is always in demand. Whether she is accompanying artists such as Faith Evans or Mary J. Blige or guesting with jazz alum Cassandra Wilson or Tom Harrell or putting out her own distinct recordings, the one thing that always remains a constant with Regina’s work is that she delivers varied, harmonically rich and brilliant performances that are inspiring, soulful and sonically lasting. Read moreRead more

11
Sep
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Thinking of New York

In honor of the tenth anniversary of the tragic events of 9/11, we present a New York themed playlist as a tribute to the greatest city in the world. Click here to listen via Spotify.

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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

10
Jun
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Video: Pat Metheny Covers a Carly Simon Classic

“To me, there were always several interesting things about this piece,” Metheny says of Carly Simon’s first major hit (That’s The Way I Always Heard It Should Be), “not the least of which is the way that she moves from root minor key to the major key just a half step above it so effortlessly in a way that is almost invisible. Read moreRead more

7
Jun
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Pat Metheny Introduces “What’s It All About”

After nearly 40 recordings under his own name, this is the first Pat Metheny album where there is not a single Metheny composition represented. But far from being a “covers” album, this a personal view of ten classic songs, some very well known, some less so, filtered through the harmonic and melodic ideology of a modern master with a most individual approach. Read moreRead more

1
Jun
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Celebrating Mingus Ah Um with Kyle Eastwood

As with the classic Dave Brubeck Quartet album Time Out and Miles’ Sketches of Spain, Legacy Recordings put me on assignment to produce a couple of podcast episodes celebrating Charles Mingus’ masterpiece Mingus Ah Um in 2009. Read moreRead more

23
Mar
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The Brand of Jazz

The issue of branding has increasingly become a driving force in everything we do both personally and professionally.  Just think of Facebook and how we brand ourselves through accumulating the most friends or associating ourselves with certain activities or groups, etc.  Facebook has become the quickest and most accessible form of personal brand recognition. Read moreRead more

18
Nov
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Miles Davis Podcast: Wayne Shorter

It was truly an honor to interview Wayne Shorter for the Miles Davis podcast series. Wayne’s contributions both as a saxophonist and composer during his tenure with Miles are not only central to the trumpeter’s legacy but are also considered to be some of the most influential jazz works ever recorded. Read moreRead more

14
Jul
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Miles Davis Podcast: Mike Metheny

Trumpeter and music educator Mike Metheny shares his first memories of Miles and provides deep insight into the jazz legend’s improvisational genius. Read moreRead more