What’s on Your Playlist: Tom Marko

November 30, 2017

A look at what drummer and director of Jazz Studies at Illinois State University, Tom Marko, is listening to.

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Hot Wax: December 2017

New Jazz Releases: December 2017

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Teaching Jazz Through the Big Band

To some, the title of this article may appear redundant. What is being taught through school big bands if not jazz?

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The End of Jazz?

A response to Benjamin Schwartz’s article in The Atlantic on the future of jazz

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Stewart Copeland: Sticking it to Convention

Our November/December 2017 cover story, a conversation with Stewart Copeland.

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Free Jazz, Harmolodics, and Ornette Coleman

By Stephen Rush A Definition of Harmolodics: The Shape of Jazz to Come Harmolodics is about race. It is about human equality. Equality of tones is about race. Consider this exchange from page 128: Stephen: This constraint on civilization and the constraint on music is going to cause an end to jazz? Ornette: I know […]

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‘Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer’ and – Confirmation – Ear Training for the Jazz Musician

By Miles Donahue The intuitive side of music is the natural ability we are born with that enables us to remember what we hear and accumulate vocabulary without benefit of intellectual study. Van Cliburn, who in 1958 and was the winner of the Tchaikovsky piano competition in Moscow, was only three years old when he […]

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