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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Jazz in the Context of Chamber Music – Part I

October 27, 2015

Jazz is not usually considered chamber music in the classical sense… should it be?

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GearCheck – October 2015

The latest and greatest gear for educators and performers – October 2015.

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Peter Erskine – Do Your Part: Swing!

Peter Erskine and a Lifelong Pursuit of Music that ‘Means Something’.

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‘Intrepid Fox’ A Melodic Analysis – Part I

A look inside Freddie Hubbard’s composition, “Intrepid Fox”.

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