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19
Jun
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Q&A: Mike Metheny

We last heard from Mike Metheny on his excellent and insightful blog Doc Severinsen-A Legend, And A Friend. Since then he’s been working on another musical project close to his heart, a compilation of his own favorite recorded tracks over the past 20 years. Read moreRead more

18
Mar
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Living Room Spin: Cuong Vu 4-Tet – Leaps of Faith

One of my favorite pastimes is to gather a few friends in my living room with some good food and drink to hang out and listen to a new jazz recording. Just take it all in and then talk about our impressions of what we heard. So instead of keeping it a small and private affair, I have decided to open my living room and invite the Jazz Online community to participate through an ongoing feature I’m calling the Living Room Spin. Read moreRead more

14
Feb
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Herb Alpert Unplugged

CBS Sunday Morning ran a great profile with legendary trumpeter and music mogul Herb Alpert where he talks about his early inspirations, success as an instrumentalist, his artwork and the importance of giving back. Read moreRead more

20
Sep
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Doc Severinsen: A Legend, And A Friend

Contributed by guest blogger Mike Metheny

Anyone who was a serious trumpet student in the 1960s will tell you about the short list of trumpet “gods” in those days. Rafael Mendez and Clark Terry come to mind. Miles and Maynard, of course. And there was the classical virtuoso, Maurice Andre. But none of those legends appeared in our living rooms every night, as did the great Doc Severinsen. 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

19
May
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Miles Davis Podcast: Chris Botti

Versatile trumpeter Chris Botti might be the biggest Miles Davis fan that I have ever met. There is nothing that Chris does not know about Miles, his trumpet artistry, recordings and legacy. His energy on the subject is boundless and on this podcast episode, you will hear that passion for yourself. Read moreRead more

13
May
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Miles Davis Podcast: Christian Scott

Sensational trumpeter Christian Scott grew up listening to Miles Davis. And as the young musician has matured, he has never forgotten those early impressions from the classic Miles recordings during the Prestige years. Read moreRead more

5
May
mikemetheny

Mike Metheny: A Tapestry of Sonic Delight

There are a few aspects of Mike Metheny’s artistry that I have always enjoyed hearing. The first is the beautiful sound he gets out of his horns – especially the flugelhorn. The second is his ability to play and improvise on the EVI (Electronic Valve Instrument) – he is one of only a few artists in the world who can really make that instrument sing and work perfectly within the context of improvised music. Read moreRead more