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Spryo Gyra

September 5, 2007

Since the mid-#149;70s, Spryo Gyra’s infectious and danceable take on pop-jazz has made them one of the more successful practitioners of the genre. Skillfully incorporating aspects of RB, rock, and Caribbean music into their sound, the band’s music is lively, infectious, and (significantly) very accessible albums such as Morning Dance, Freetime, and In Modern Times […]

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Joshua Redman: Contributing to the Collaborative Art Form

Since he emerged on the scene in the early ’90s, Joshua Redman has been one of the world’s most celebrated jazz musicians, releasing a number of acclaimed recordings and performing to sell-out crowds across the globe. The son of tenor great Dewey Redman, Joshua could be said to have been genetically predisposed towards musical achievement. […]

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Dave Brubeck: Changing Times

With insatiable musical curiosity and ingenuity, Dave Brubeck helped legitimize jazz as an art form in the 1940s and ’50s. Brubeck is also widely credited with bringing jazz into the public eye, popularizing the genre without sacrificing his own musical integrity or his music’s dazzling complexity. Time Out, released by the Dave Brubeck Quartet in […]

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August / September 2007

August 7 Diego Amador – Piano Jondo (World Village) Andy Bey – ‘Round Midnight (Prestige) Art Blakey – Prime Source (Proper) Clifford Brown – Clifford Brown with Strings; Study in Brown (Universal) Dave Brubeck – Indian Summer (Telarc) Frankie Carle – Silver Gold (Jasmine) John Cohn – Restless (Arbors) John Coltrane – Stardust (Prestige) Miles […]

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August / September 2007

Woodwind Repair KitThe MusicMedic.com Woodwind Repair Kit is available for flute, clarinet, and saxophone. All of the tools and supplies come in an attractive wooden box, with a MusicMedic.com Gig Bag for easy transport. Each kit includes the same professional quality repair tools and supplies that are used on a daily basis in professional repair […]

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Slash Chords – Part II Beyond Western Harmony

Last time we covered how to substitute slash chords to simplify complex harmonic situations. Now we’ll look at how to use slash chords to create modal chord structures and interesting re-harmonizations. These techniques can be useful in creating a more modern sound in your writing and arranging. What Mood Is Your Mode?Modal music has intrigued […]

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