What Is Jazz?

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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 … Continued

My Improvised Solo on Prelude and Funk

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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 … Continued

Book Review: Pentatonic Scales for Jazz Improvisation

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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 … Continued

Celebrations – 101 Original Duets

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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 … Continued