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What Is Jazz?

The internet is an interesting place. I stumbled on this article while doing some unrelated research and knew I had found something worth sharing: SEPTEMBER 6, 1924 THE MUSIC TRADE REVIEW  page 39 Hopefully, Not Hopelessly, Jazzed, Says Buttelman Vice-president … Continue reading

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My Improvised Solo on Prelude and Funk

Pearl and I took a trip to San Antonio in August to play with the Loud Jazz Band. Ed Sherry invited me to play some of my charts with the band and we took him up on the offer. We … Continue reading

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Book Review: Pentatonic Scales for Jazz Improvisation

Title: Pentatonic Scales for Jazz Improvisation Author: Ramon Ricker No. Pages: 84 Difficulty Level: 4 – 7 Content: 37 Pages of explanation, theory and analysis followed by 40 pages of exercises. The exercises include “Diatonic Exercises”, “Chromatic Exercises”, “Exercises on … Continue reading

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Texas All-State Jazz Trumpet Etude Two

Here is the second jazz etude for this year. This is the one that I composed:

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Tiger Music Spotlight

Lulu.com has upgraded their user store fronts to a much improved web page. We use Lulu.com as our primary printer and they are currently the only place where you can buy our products as e-Books. Click HERE to go to … Continue reading

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Celebrations – 101 Original Duets

If I am allowed to have a favorite, I would have to say that Celebrations is my favorite of all my books. Besides the fact that it’s fun, challenging and unique, as a complete work it has a significant meaning … Continue reading

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SAM HOUSTON STATE UNIVERSITY “REUNION OCTET”

TO APPEAR AT 2011 KEMAH BOARDWALK JAZZ FESTIVAL               From Bob Morgan… I was privileged to be a member of the Sam Houston State University music faculty, 1965 – 1976.  In the late 60s, I founded/directed the SHSU Jazz … Continue reading

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