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Gearcheck: November 2011

December 1, 2011

Michael Pluznick Shows You How to Play Afro-Cuban Congas This DVD from Earthcds Partners features conguero Michael Pluznick’s instruction of conga fundamentals. Viewers will learn how to play traditional and original variations of many of the most popular Afro-Cuban rhythms and rhythm arrangements including Rumba, Bembe 6/8, Mozambique, Guarapachanguerro and Songo. Pluznick offers comprehensive instruction […]

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HotWax: November 2011

November 8 Tomas Dan Schlaeppi Sauter – The First Day of Spring (Cavi) The Joel Frahm Quartet – Live at Smalls (SmallsLIVE) Christian McBride – Conversations with Christian (Mack Avenue) Elizabeth! – Brainchildren (Canopy) Mark Weinstein – El Cumbanchero (Jazzheads) The Temperance Seven – 33 Not Out (Upbeat) Etta James – The Dreamer (Verve) Dark […]

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Basic Training: Syncopation

Melodic Syncopation Part 1

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Gregg Field: Multi-Task Master…

Lifelong Jazz Man Gregg Field Has a Career That’s Touched on Every Aspect of the Music Business. Here’s Why Young Musicians Should Try to Do the Same.

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A Conversation with Seamus Blake

Saxophonist Seamus Blake is widely considered one of today’s most outstanding saxophonists, and has been hailed as one of the finest purveyors of contemporary jazz.

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What’s on Your Playlist? Terri Lyne Carrington

Acclaimed drummer, producer, and composer Terri Lyne Carrington has been an in-demand artist and musical collaborator for nearly three decades.

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The 2011 Tanglewood Jazz Festival:

The program of the 2011 Tanglewood Jazz Festival, held September 2-4, 2011 (its 24th year) on the verdant campus near Lenox, Massachusetts (and the usual summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra), was a veritable smorgasbord of jazz styles.

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