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Wednesday, January 20, 2021
One of many inspiring moments. I got nothing today, congratulations to everyone on this late move towards national sanity. I suggest watchin...
Monday, January 18, 2021
Very occasional quote of the day: Max Roach fast
“We'd have jam sessions at Minton's where the tenor players were long-winded,” Roach explained. “Don Byas would play 20 minutes on ‘...
Saturday, January 16, 2021
Listening: more Freddie
Let's listen to some more Freddie Hubbard , again with Louis Hayes on drums. The album is The Black Angel, recorded in 1969, same as Hub...
Friday, January 15, 2021
Accents on 8/8 jazz rhythms
A background project lately has been to create some ways of practicing feathering the bass drum as part of a modern, varying, organic jazz ...
Wednesday, January 13, 2021
Syncopation exercise: Accents from Chasin' the Train - 01
Companion to yesterday's post: a syncopation exercise based on part 5 of the Chasin' the Trane transcription — all of the accents pl...
Tuesday, January 12, 2021
Transcription: Elvin Jones - Chasin' the Trane - 05
Here is part 5 of this transcription— the 25th-30th choruses of Elvin Jones playing Chasin' the Trane, from John Coltrane Live at the Vi...
Monday, January 11, 2021
Hemiola funk series: all basic patterns in 3/8
UPDATE: Download link works now! There's an ongoing political crisis happening in the United States right now, and it's really hard...
Thursday, January 07, 2021
Happy end of that
1/7 UPDATE: Bumping this post from the distant past at the end of last month, when, in my sad, ridiculous naiveté, I thought the worst was...
Wednesday, January 06, 2021
Reed tweak: bass in the middle of the triplet
Let's take a break from watching the national degradation of the United States and its democratic form of government reach its apex live...
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