Hot Wax – Album Reviews: March 2017

March 20, 2017

Album reviews of new jazz releases – March 2017.

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Gearcheck: March 2017

A look at the latest and greatest equipment for Jazz educators and musicians.

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Wadada Leo Smith: ‘What’s Behind The Door?’

A conversation with a true American treasure – Wadada Leo Smith.

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Improvisation Tactics for the Aspiring Jazz Player

Melodic Minor Modes

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Regina Carter: ‘Embrace. Engage. Evolve’

January 12, 2017

Trying to briefly encapsulate the genre-spanning work of globe traveling, Grammy-nominated violinist Regina Carter is challenging…

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The Jazz Saxophonist: Two Methods of Embouchure Formation for Developing a Great Tone

Without correct embouchure, a saxophonist’s tone, intonation, response, musical expressiveness, and performance enjoyment will be severely hindered.

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Gearcheck: January 2017

The best new gear for Jazz Educators and Musicians – January 2017

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The Titan Jazz & Art Festival: A Model for Others

In Part II of this feature, we pick up Brian Rollins’ in-depth look at the Titan Jazz & Arts Festival.

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What’s on Your Playlist: Ken Schaphorst

A look at what composer, performer, and educator Ken Schaphorst is listening to.

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Kevin Sun: What’s On Your Playlist?

December 13, 2016

A look at the playlist of Kevin Sun – an accomplished saxophonist-clarinetist, improvisor-composer, and writer-blogger.

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