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  • August / September 2007

    Jazzed Magazine | September 5, 2007August 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 […] Read More...
  • August / September 2007

    Jazzed Magazine | September 5, 2007Woodwind 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 […] Read More...
  • Slash Chords – Part II Beyond Western Harmony

    Jazzed Magazine | September 5, 2007Last 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 […] Read More...
  • A Conversation with…Trombonist Steve Wiest

    Jazzed Magazine | June 21, 2007Steve Wiest, the teacher, is also Steve Wiest, the eternal student. “What is it that Dizzy said?” he asks before answering: “‘The more I learn, the more I learn there is to learn.’ If Dizzy said that, then the rest of us have some work to do!” Today one of the country’s most sought-after clinicians, […] Read More...
  • Introducing Students to the Giants of Jazz

    Jazzed Magazine | June 21, 2007Think about Wyoming, and you may picture cowboys, or blaring country music, or wide-open spaces that stretch on and on. It’s not a place known for jazz, a fact that Adam Jenkins knows all too well. “When I grew up in Wyoming in the 1980s, the record store really didn’t have jazz albums,” says the […] Read More...
  • Listening and Learning

    Jazzed Magazine | June 21, 2007My wife and I inadvertently happened upon an outdoor dress rehearsal of the Boston Pops for their Fourth of July concert several years ago, while walking along the Charles River in Boston. Needless to say, we were thrilled when Arturo Sandoval stepped up to the stage to run through some of the pieces he was […] Read More...
  • Alex Skolnick

    Jazzed Magazine | June 21, 2007Having made a name for himself in the late ’80s and early ’90s as one of metal’s most gifted guitarists, Alex Skolnick’s career took an abrupt left turn when he departed the San Francisco-based thrashers, Testament, in late 1992 and refocused his energies on studying jazz. By the late 1990s, Skolnick had relocated from the […] Read More...
  • June / July 2007

    Jazzed Magazine | June 21, 2007Berklee Launches the BIRNBerklee College of Music has launched a global, four-channel, 24-hour guided tour through the world’s premier college for contemporary music education. The BIRN (Berklee Internet Radio Network) is the college’s first radio station in its 61-year history. Listen at www.thebirn.com. Under the leadership of Stephen Croes, dean of Berklee’s Music Technology Division, […] Read More...
  • Overseeing Montreal’s Annual Jazz Summit

    Jazzed Magazine | June 21, 2007As co-founder of the Festival International de Jazz de Montr#233;al (as well as the Francofolies de Montr#233;al and the Montr#233;al High Lights Festival), Andr#233; M#233;nard has been helping to shape the climate of jazz performance for almost three decades. Along with associate Alain Simard, M#233;nard has developed his summertime jazz gathering from a somewhat modest […] Read More...
  • June / July 2007

    Jazzed Magazine | June 21, 2007May 29 John Coltrane – Our Favourite Coltrane (Kingsroad) Chet Baker – No Ties (Kingsroad) Kenny Dorham – Inta Somethin’ (Toshiba EMI) The Jazz Factory – All the Things (JVC Victor) Charles Mingus – Just for Laughs (Kingsroad) Gerry Mulligan – At Storyville [Japan] (Toshiba EMI) Joe Pass – Catch Me (Toshiba EMI) David Pastorius […] Read More...
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