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April 8, 2016

Ron Carter on How Best to Teach and Preserve Jazz

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Three-Horn Writing for the Jazz Sextet

by Pete McGuinness The three-horn front line in jazz small groups has had many historical triumphs. Famous groups such as […]

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Hot Wax – Album Reviews: March 2016

Dave Douglas Quintet Brazen Heart (Greenleaf) Dave Douglas – trumpet Jon Irabagon – tenor saxophone Matt Mitchell – piano Linda […]

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Danny Green – What’s on Your Playlist?

A look at what San Diego-based pianist and composer Danny Green is listening to this month.

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Gear Check – January 2016

December 31, 2015

A look at the latest and greatest gear for jazz educators and players.

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Phil Woods, Benny Carter, and the Alto Brotherhood

by Steve Futterman By the time of his death at the age of eighty-three in September of 2015, the alto […]

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Herb Alpert: The Art Of Finding Your Voice

by Bryan Reesman Jazz trumpeter and composer Herb Alpert has experienced a rich, life-spanning career. He rose to fame with […]

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2015 Reader’s Poll Results

The artists, songs, albums, school programs, and more that were resonating with you in the past calendar year.

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Mastering Chord Tones – Not Scales – to Excel at Improvisation

A look at Jazz scales, one of the first things many new students ask about.

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Hot Wax – January 2016

Jazz album reviews – January 2016.

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