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smg -- 01/28/2004, 09:20:54 -- #1075310454
Tip about Chick solo
I was reading an old interview w/CC this AM and he mentioned that one of the sides of the album"Return to Forever Live"is acoustic solo piano,just thought I'd pass that along,might be something to check out given the style he was into  with the band in that period
(mid-70s'?)

smg -- 01/28/2004, 09:22:51 -- #1075310571
...along those lines,just remembered that the album "Enlightenment" by McCoy Tyner from around the same period has some nice solo piano on it as well.....

SLoppY FingeRs -- 01/28/2004, 16:35:23 -- #1075336523
Monk Solo Piano
Hey, what do you guys thik about monks solo stuff? I personally love it but i know that somepeople don't quite get monk's stuff. If anyone has any lead sheets of monks could you post them somhow or e-mail me at   jtfish@rattlebrain.com   . thx

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BudPowell23 -- 01/28/2004, 17:17:56 -- #1075339076
Bud Powell
What u think bout bud powells solo piano? If u really wanna hear good stuff download April in Paris wit bud powell.

He is by far the best pianist, well him and kenny baron.

Scot -- 01/28/2004, 19:38:33 -- #1075347513
Bud Powell was one of the great pianists, that's for sure.

However, you are going to stir up a huge can of worms if you preach that he was the best pianist of all :)

Art Tatum, Oscar Peterson, Herbie Hancock, Chic Corea... I wouldn't say that these guys are better than Bud Powell, but I certainly wouldn't say that Bud Powell is better than any of these guys.

Whacky -- 01/28/2004, 20:24:31 -- #1075350271
Amen.

popular sheetmusic: Christina Perri - A Thousand Years (you need music like this for solo gigs)
Mike -- 01/29/2004, 23:57:32 -- #1075449451
Bud was one of those child prodigy pianists, was an in demand session
player by the age of something like 9 years old.  A cop whacked him over the head with a billy club one night when he was hangin out with his best friend (another mediocre pianist named Monk) and from that point on was in and out of various mental institutions, probally
mostly as a result of symptoms occuring from severe head trauma from the billy club blow.  I guess a little bit of the difference comes in  that Bud is from enough of an Era past that he is already talked about by the pianists mentioned ie.. Chick Corea and Herbie as the Pianist that they admire.

Rick -- 01/31/2004, 15:39:00 -- #1075592340
no mention of Jarrett? sorry i know im the biggest Jarrett freak, but his solo playing is amazing...simply amazing

Whacky -- 01/31/2004, 22:44:41 -- #1075617881
Jarrett
Okay Rick, my wife bought me "Paris Concert"  there is some very nice playing, but it doesn't really turn me on..the blues wasn't very bluesy either...whaddyu think?  I know that isn't one of the albums that you recommended...just curious...I don't mean to bash the guy, I just haven't heard why he has been so revered by so many...

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Mike -- 02/01/2004, 08:23:19 -- #1075652599
the "Koln Concert" changed Jazz solo piano forever.
All of the Trio recordings with Dejohnnett and Peacock have set
a new post Bill Evans piano trio standard.  Open your ears Whacky, its right there up front, blatant and easy to hear.  
I suspect that you may be one of those who will not truly appreciate an artist until he is dead?
  Jarret has his own voice on the piano.  He doesnt all of a sudden
put on a wig and change the color of his hair when he plays the blues.   He does not all of a sudden try to sound like Otis Spahn
or Gene Harris when he is playing the Blues.  So many musicians
think when you play the blues you have to be like a top 40 musician about it and copy things note for note.  Nope Jarret  does it right.
He plays the Blues.  He does NOT try to pretend he is someone else playing the blues.  
    Thats how I play the blues too, and when I have played with cats from the "House of Blues" they dont like that.  They want to  hear piano players lay down the same old tired shit.  You throw your own voice in there and they start giving you dirty looks.
   George Carlin put it best in one of his Comedy routines.....speaking of The House of Blues and its Musicians...
"Lame White Motherfuckers" ... "They ought to burn all those places down."
    I love how Otis Spahn plays the blues.  But I have no interest at
all in hearing Keith Jarret attempt to copy him.  I dont have any desire to spend a lot of time copying him.  And I certainly have no
desire to go to the House of Blues or any place like that and hear a bunch of "Lame white motherfuckers" pretend to be him.

Mike -- 02/01/2004, 08:24:34 -- #1075652674
well thats my Super Sunday sermon...  :)

Whacky -- 02/01/2004, 13:30:14 -- #1075671014
so you're a Jarrett fan? :)

popular sheetmusic: Christina Perri - A Thousand Years (you need music like this for solo gigs)
Whacky -- 02/01/2004, 13:40:24 -- #1075671623
pardon my sarcasm, but I don't think it's necessary to attack me or my musicianship because I don't find some perormance as interesting as you do...(Re: the "open your ears" comment)...obviously Jarrett is a great player, but the Paris Concert doesn't make me go "ooh, ahh"...in fact I feel as if I've heard it all before...it seems to me to be a nice blend of some modern jazz concepts mixed with some Barouqe and even Romantic period stuff...very nicely done too...I was just asking Rick, mainly, how this recording compared to the others he had recommended that I check out...

now... Art Tatum...that's a phenominal jazz solo pianist...but if you don't find him interesting...I still like you:)

7 -- 02/01/2004, 17:55:21 -- #1075686921
Lame White Motherfuckers
Mike,

White people don't have the right to enjoy the Blues?

White people don't have the right to play the music they love to listen to?

White people shouldn't be allowed to play the Blues in public?


There's a HUGE difference between imitation and emulation!

When playing the Blues you are obliged to tip your hat to the musical lineage that has contributed to the evolution of the style, but that in no way means that you can't "throw your own voice in there".

In fact if you don't throw your own voice in there you are failing to grasp the true meaning of Blues improvisation.

I suspect that the Bluesmen you were playing with were giving you dirty looks because you jumped genres. In order to play the Blues, you have to respect it for what it is, not try to change it into something it's not.

Playing the Blues is only the "same old tired shit" if you play it with a "same old tired shit" attitude. A player with imagination and feeling can make the conventions contained in the Blues idiom sound fresh and "born anew" each time s/he plays.

No matter what their skin color.

7

And George Carlin can french kiss my lame white motherfucking ass.

Mike -- 02/01/2004, 18:40:03 -- #1075689603
u r stupid

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Mike -- 02/01/2004, 18:45:33 -- #1075689933
I think I better take my responces private.

Mike -- 02/01/2004, 20:15:02 -- #1075695301
Oh but for the record.  Neither George Carlin nor I said that White people can not play the blues.  What we did say is that the musicians at the House of Blues at The Harard Sq Location in Boston are Lame.  I could sympathize with any one pointing out the political incorectness of us not just simply calling them "Lame Motherfuckers" rather than "Lame White Motherfuckers".  I will concede that just because they tend to be pretty lame there and almost always White it  may not have been politically correct to have pointed out the fact that just about all the musicians are White there .....hm in Boston .... a City that is twenty five percent African American...or 150,000 total.  Still  to shout out "Lame White Motherfuckers"  probally isnt right is it?  But whether you want to believe it or not.... whether you wanted it pointed out by a comedian in a way that it can be laughed at or by someone with social grace who takes the time to say it in a way that no one will be too offended, there is something wrong with that overall picture there.   Unfortunately the truth is sometimes very offensive.  Or very funny if deliverd by the right comedian with the right timeing.  But politically  correct or not facts are facts.  The players there are Lame musicians .... They are White...They motherfuckers,
or at the very least appear to be the by product of an insestual heritage.  So quite factually they are.
Lame White Motherfuckers.  

Mike -- 02/01/2004, 20:18:42 -- #1075695522
Lame White Motherfuckers:    I defined it in detail in the same dictionary I published that contains the definition of the "Wrong note."

popular sheetmusic: Christina Perri - A Thousand Years (you need music like this for solo gigs)
Rick -- 02/02/2004, 04:10:16 -- #1075723816
um...Whacky, can you see my response to your post? I posted something but now I cant see it!

Whacky -- 02/02/2004, 11:00:06 -- #1075748406
ha!  well Rick, I got one in my room, "Whacky's World"..is that the one?

Rick -- 02/03/2004, 04:26:28 -- #1075811188
nope...i wrote quite a lenghty one about the Paris Concert.

Basically, to sum it up, the Paris Concert is the worst of the lot for me, theres nothing special about it for Jarrett standards. Don't get me wrong, its still *brilliant* but just not for Jarrett. I listened to it a couple of times and then i havent since.

Best of the lot:

Bremen/Luassane
Bregenz
La Scala
Vienna
Koln

Best two, id have to say are Bremen/Luasanne (spelling?!) and La Scala.

They are  amazing, Paris by comparison is just a huge let down.

Rick

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smg -- 02/03/2004, 06:25:53 -- #1075818353
Maybeck series
Re-solo piano,I was just listening to James Williams live at Maybeck Recital Hall..recommended....there's a whole series of solo piano recordings featuring many of the greats from there,probably equally phenomenal..re-Monk solo,I like to hear this,there's a transcribed Monk solo online,I'll post the link here ASAP...

Whacky -- 02/03/2004, 08:16:22 -- #1075824982
Thanks Rick
That makes sense to me...I'll see if I can get the little woman to spring for some more CDs :)

Scot -- 02/03/2004, 09:29:01 -- #1075829341
I've been trying to get Concord records to give me a deal where I can sell those CD's on this site. They are some of the most worthwhile CD's a jazz piano player can own. But they have never responded in the several years and several messages I've sent them.

popular sheetmusic: Christina Perri - A Thousand Years (you need music like this for solo gigs)
Rick -- 02/04/2004, 06:13:05 -- #1075903985
What do you guys think of The Bad Plus and EST? I brought the new EST album last week, some of its pretty sweet, but I was quite suprised that none of it swung. Good though.

Barry -- 02/04/2004, 10:38:26 -- #1075919906
I am really into EST at the moment although I am not as keen on their two recent albums.  My favourite albums are 'Good Morning Suzie Soho' and 'EST plays Monk''.  The Bad Plus, I haven't heard that much of.

Rick, I'd be interested if you could expand on the comment that 'none of it swung'.  It doesn't mean I'm spoiling for a row, I'm just interested in what different people consider 'swing'

Barry

Rick -- 02/04/2004, 13:03:05 -- #1075928584
well its straight :-) I wasnt trying to disregard their ability to swing...Actually there is a piece that goes into a swing in an odd time signature, but most of the stuff on the latest album is rocky (IMHO) Someone gave me a copy of an EST disk, but i dont know what it was called. Theres about ten tracks, some of the tracks are live, like the first tune, which is a ballad. There are plenty of really fast swingers that sound like the harmony is free...I wish i knew which album that was because its brilliant!

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miles2678 -- 02/05/2004, 02:19:14 -- #1075976354
What do you think about Mal Waldron guys? A great piano player never got the recognition he deserved. Interesting point is that after a nervous breakdown that kept him out of playing fo 6 -8 years, he had to relearn and reconsider his playing. Does anyone know anything about his technique? I mean, what kind of chord voicings was he using, his harmonical approach most of all... I can transcribe some of his playing but I don't trust myself sometimes. I think he is at his best when playing with
steve Lacy as a duo.

Chris

smg -- 02/05/2004, 15:09:32 -- #1076022572
I used to listen to him on the great recordings from the Five Spot with the Eric Dolphy/Booker Little group;although the piano is more out-of-tune than any piano I've ever heard on a commercil recording,he plays some nice s--t.
As far as your question,there was a Music-minus-one volume out that he did,and I've seen a folio of his comp.w/his voicings,but I'm betting that in both cases they're out of print...check around...

niyi -- 09/21/2004, 07:47:09 -- #7319
can u help me more about my lesson?
if yo can help  me
   here is my email addres send it to niyi4piano@yahoo.com

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Scot -- 09/23/2004, 12:13:54 -- #7388
And what is it exactly what you want to know?  If you ask your question here, you will have a lot of good answers.

Barry -- 11/11/2004, 03:31:45 -- #8837
Gareth Williams
Has anybody hear much of this guy's playing.  He has a very 'hip' modern sound.  It's very different from the red garland/wynton kelly type of swing playing.  One of the things that intrigues me is that he, and many of the modern players, play pretty much straight quavers on swing tunes.    

Can anyone else think of any other players with a similar type of 'modern' style?

flecktone -- 11/15/2004, 01:32:14 -- #8933
umm.
You guys are pretty passionate about the right way to play the blues.  i just think that music is meant to be enjoyed and if possible move human beings in the right way.  Everyone has there own pursuits.  If you want to play the blues just like  everyone else then that is fine, if that is what you enjoy.  If you want to play the blues like in you heavy metal band and play it your way then that is fine if that is what you enjoy.  We all have are different pursuits, my pursuit of just learning how to play some bill evans songs and write music with my band might seem stupid to you but it doesn't mean it is wrong or right.  That is so rediculous, to say there is a wrong way to play the blues even a wrong attitude it is your music  do what you enjoy.  For musicians, especially jazz musicians, we should try to have an open mind this isn't mathmatics it is music.  Lets be accepting.  I do understand that the blues has a lot of historal significance and that should be respected.  A lot of the anti war music in the 60's i deeply respect just because of the passion and the understanding of history in that time.  But, that doesn't my band can't play "Born in the USA" our way and with our style.  

I don't know, lets have open minds about other people are into and enjoy as music, there is not right or wrong.

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7 -- 11/15/2004, 12:05:25 -- #8956
On "Austin City Limits" I saw a recent performance by the Jamie Cullum trio.

He played a Steinway grand and sang, backed up by a bassist and drummer.

During a lame cover version of Hendrix's "The Wind Cries Mary", Jamie begins heavily pounding flathanded on the lower keys and actually abusing the instrument in a brutal non-musical manner. He sounded exactly as if he were playing with his ass. Which is what he did next.

I've never understood why someone would perform a cover in public that can't hold a candle to the original.

And I sure hope that Steinway belongs to him but even if it does I'm not sure that that excuses treating an expensive instrument that way.

Sure, Hendrix burnt his guitar at Monterey Pop, Pete Townsend regularly added broken guitar mayhem to enhance the act, Jerry Lee Lewis burnt a piano once - but abusing a piano by beating on it like a drunken monkey: Does that fall under the category of "Art", "Entertainment" or "Just Plain Bullshit"?

flicklers -- 11/15/2004, 12:18:48 -- #8958
It could definitely be "Art" c.f. the "classical music" of Charles Ives and his followers and the Prepared Piano composers and so on, which is often indistinguishable from "Just Plain B.S." to us simple minded untrained listeners although I must admit I do find some Charles Ives interesting, memorable, worth listening to again as I have a few of the prepared piano pieces.

My complements btw on somehow equating "Born in the USA" with the blues  and stretching the topic to instrument abuse.  Now that's creativity!

Whacky -- 11/15/2004, 12:58:40 -- #8960
I've heard of elbow chords, but not ass chords!  Why didn't I think of that?  Prepared ass-piano..hmmm...

I've ssw Jamie Cullum on the "Today Show" and I was quite impressed with his tlaent and enthusiasm, as a player, singer and entertainer.  It's a shame he has stooped to the lever of Jerry Lee Lewis.  I'll probably die never having owned a nice grand piano and these assholes destroy em under the guise of entertainment...hmmm...at least they're not moving their wrists up and down:)  (well maybe off camera)

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Whacky -- 11/15/2004, 13:01:50 -- #8961
sorry about all the typos!...too much coffee

johnq -- 11/17/2004, 01:03:11 -- #9005
Gareth Williams and Jamie Cullum
I've seen Gareth Williams quite a lot with Tim Garland and Claire Martin toname but a few. I'm yet to fathom his style really but it just blows me away. A lot of that pentatonic stuff that he does is really attractive to my ear although it's hard to figure it out by just listening in realtime. I keep meaning to slow down a track and hope it becomes clearer.
As far as Jamie Cullum goes I'm not into all that piano kicking and slapping. I saw him break a piano stool last year whilst he was playing live on Radio 3. It detracts from his playing really but I'm sure as he gets onto his private jet he'll be really concerned :)

dharminor -- 11/28/2004, 00:45:32 -- #9280
hello is anyone around aight bye

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Sorresk -- 11/28/2004, 16:41:58 -- #9302
Missing someone?!
Hey im new here. Just wanna mention one pianist in this era u forgot in ur rants about hes best, hes best, no hes better, etc... obviously there are many pianists that are very good and too many to mention,all with their own style, etc... but if ur gonna go in the ranks of chick, herbie, mcoy, jarett and those other current day greats, i would just like to remind u of Brad mehldau, who i consider the or one of the most genious players today. And for the next generation of technical brilliance after oscar peterson, Michel Camilo with BLOW YOUR MIND!!!!! Listen to his Blue Bossa in his earlier album..... see if u can replicate that left hand beat w/ the melody (and not to mention his solos). This guy's a chop-meister, and very exciting to listen to and see. thats it. Just thought id add those 2 on ur list of greats today. Love the site, love the music.

Sorresk -- 11/28/2004, 16:43:22 -- #9303
Missing someone?!
Hey im new here. Just wanna mention two pianists in this era u forgot in ur rants about hes best, hes best, no hes better, etc... obviously there are many pianists that are very good and too many to mention,all with their own style, etc... but if ur gonna go in the ranks of chick, herbie, mcoy, jarett and those other current day greats, i would just like to remind u of Brad mehldau, who i consider the or one of the most genious players today. And for the next generation of technical brilliance after oscar peterson, Michel Camilo with BLOW YOUR MIND!!!!! Listen to his Blue Bossa in his earlier album..... see if u can replicate that left hand beat w/ the melody (and not to mention his solos). This guy's a chop-meister,  and very exciting to listen to and see. thats it. Just thought id add those 2 on ur list of greats today. Love the site, love the music.

Rick -- 01/01/2005, 12:36:15 -- #10039
Barry, pianists in the same modern field as Gareth Williams worth checking out...

Gwilym Simcock
Karim Merchant
Andrew McCormack

there are loads, but its one of those mental block times for me...

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johnq -- 01/05/2005, 04:33:00 -- #10125
I'd add Robin Aspland to that list

paddyallen -- 01/13/2005, 03:34:30 -- #10328
Shocked
As a dedicated jazz piano fan I'm really shocked to read of antics some of these posts above depict in the name of jazz. We are talking about music here. If we want to further the cause of jazz and take it forward, surely some ground rules apply?

Outrageous behavior on stage does not ring true with any musician and in particular, pianists. I wish I had not seen some the posts above.

Let's hope that sanity prevails and the true fans of jazz piano ignore any posts with lack of beauty and soul enhancing vibrations. And may I add that we all have our pet obscessions but should we not agree to give all posts their favourite opinions some room.

Anyone on this website seen Erroll Garner in concert? I have, 3 times and I live in England.

As a self taught pianist he was outstanding, there is a tape available recorded in 1964 over here. Details on 'Kultur' website.  www.kultur.com Liked by all jazz and straight music lovers. He died (1977 age 56) like so many, too early in life ( a truly great loss.

Alan

7 -- 01/14/2005, 14:24:43 -- #10393
Actually Alan, you showed up at about the same time as the now infamous kennyG.

The forum goes through hiccups every now and then. You just happened to walk in on one of them.

Stick around, it'll be worth your while.

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Barry -- 01/16/2005, 11:34:38 -- #10443
Hey Rick,

Thanks for your reply.  I saw Gwilym Simcock playing on friday at the Queen Elizabeth hall with Kenny Wheeler for his 75th birthday concert and was very impressed.  I think he's really young as well - early twenties or something.  Definitely one to keep an eye on.

I'm fairly sure I saw Nikki Illes there as well - you'll have to see what she thought of the gig next time you see her, I thought it was fantastic.  It will be on radio three in a few weeks so check it out....

MJL54 -- 01/24/2005, 20:31:54 -- #10677
Is This OK?
Hi.  I have a whole bunch of piano arrangements.  I want to get some feedback on them.  Would it be OK for me to upload them to this site and have whoever wants to take a shot at them give me their opinions?  I can upload the sheet music as well as the midi files.

Thank you.
Mike.

7 -- 01/25/2005, 01:56:33 -- #10682
Upload sheet music as PDFs.

Midis are great too.

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onimousomnibus -- 02/01/2005, 17:57:03 -- #10891
mike you are a pompus asshole...and a lame mother fucker

Whacky -- 02/01/2005, 19:37:25 -- #10893
hey...no sense in beating around the bush here...we can all handle criticism now and then - just tell us what you mean - we can take it

7 -- 02/02/2005, 12:19:21 -- #10913
onimousomnibus,

Allow me to correct you.

1. Proper names are always capitalized. Therefore it should be "Mike" not "mike".

2. The first word in a sentence is always capitalized. Therefore it should be "Mike" not "mike".

3. Your sentence as it stands requires a comma after the name. Example: Onimousomnibus, you are an intelligent and clever fellow.

4. You misspelled the word "pompous".

5. Three dots ( ... ) are always preceded and followed by a space.

6. Due to its common and frequent idiomatic use, the expression "motherfucker" is now only one word. It is no longer meant to be separated or hyphenated.

7. All sentences must end with a period.

Please make the appropriate corrections and resubmit your proposal in triplicate.

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onimousomnibus -- 02/03/2005, 20:06:13 -- #10965
come on mike
anyone who knows the first thing about lingbistics understands "implied meanings"....this is a jazz forum, i thought youd (notice lack of proper hyphenating device) understand the "improvisational english".....now let me correct you about white boys, we cant jump, we cant dance, but try and tell me that Medeski or SRV cant play the blues, or that kevin bacon couldn't play a montage of popular rock and roll riffs.  i think youll find that things are quite contrary my friend

dadu -- 04/22/2005, 03:01:54 -- #13100
budd powell
partitions???grazie mille

joshuanage -- 04/28/2005, 07:51:32 -- #13333
New York City Piano Teaachers ?
Can anyone recommend a great NY Jazz piano teacher ?

Kindly e-mail me at JNAJJJ@AOL.COM.

MUCH THANKS !!

Josh

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R_Glascodine -- 05/08/2005, 16:42:30 -- #13636
well done that man
Well done that man

SolArt -- 06/09/2005, 11:22:42 -- #14801
Vince Guaraldi
Hey, does anyone out there like Vince Guaraldi, you know, the guy who also accompanied the Peanut's cartoons? Well, I like him. Tasty & not atonal. I also like Erroll Garner. Plus myself! Hee-hee.

sdm -- 06/09/2005, 12:33:33 -- #14808
Gene Harris, Makoto Ozone
A couple of very different guys but I'm curious what y'all think of them.  Been lucky enough to see both (Harris three times -- love him, sorry he's gone!).

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sdm -- 06/09/2005, 12:34:41 -- #14809
By the way, I like Vince Guaraldi a lot although haven't listened well enough to say much more than that.

SolArt -- 06/11/2005, 16:56:57 -- #14951
Harris and Ozone
Unfortunately, I'm not too familiar with them. Did one pass away?

SolArt -- 06/11/2005, 16:58:40 -- #14952
Again
Hey, I wrote "pass away!" not that.

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SolArt -- 06/11/2005, 16:59:21 -- #14953
PASS

SolArt -- 06/11/2005, 17:01:49 -- #14955
Computer glitch
Something is acting up, & it's not me.

Barry -- 06/12/2005, 06:55:52 -- #14985
lol - Scot's new profanity controls are bound to have a few teething problems....

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sdm -- 06/12/2005, 14:46:14 -- #15007
If I catch your meaning though, Gene Harris died in 2000.

nony watz -- 07/23/2005, 09:48:34 -- #16841
GOT SOME. M.
this message is for no member per say.just writing to tell you guys that i got something most of you might need.If you wanna grab one,  try and hola at me.[THE FIRE MAYOR]a rare combination of italian and spanish blood and language.know what,a lungo ago,i got this friend who gave me the stuff and it works like craze.tutto per one,one per tutto.the reason i did like to help.if u wanna know me and my stuff,send me a cool message thru elfuegosindaco@yahoo.com.

Whacky -- 07/23/2005, 11:33:10 -- #16843
Lo ribby rabby and vovva ste lumba?

Scales & Melodic Patterns by Slonimsky -- this book breaks melodic habits & gives your improv more depth. Coltrane used it.
francisco -- 11/06/2005, 21:55:22 -- #20652
there a lot of great jazz piano teachers in ny joshua like fred hersch, keny barron, mark copland, benny green

joshua_velaz -- 11/08/2005, 17:35:59 -- #20694
chick corea
what about the solo on flute in the spain by chick corea
i think it's wonderfull

jazzvirtuoso -- 02/23/2006, 14:21:08 -- #24523
JOE SAMPLE
Anybody, have a transcription of carmel by Joe Sample?





JV'

Fngers -- 06/18/2007, 14:31:27 -- #35491
McCoy Tyner
Just saw McCoy Tyner at Indy Jazz fest. Man the dude plays hard compared to others. Chick and Bella was awesome.

Scot -- 07/22/2007, 22:12:40 -- #36017
You saw Mcoy, Chick, and Bella Fleck in the same festival?  Sheesh, you must be in heaven.  Or, is there another Bella around that I'm not aware of?  I saw Chick in Korea back in... 1994 or something.  He was with Bob Berg (rip) and a couple other guys. The bass player from the Elektric band but a young drummer.  

That concert is one of my five top concerts of all time... the first half they played some old Chick stuff, you know, Spain, Senor Mouse, etc, and to be honest, it was kind of weak. Bob Berg didn't really know the tunes.  But then the second set they came out and played his Time Warp album. It had just been released (or was just about to be released) and man, that music moved me.  Those guys weren't leaving anything for later.  Incredible.

emiko -- 09/06/2012, 10:27:21 -- #49875
playing a fast solo rhythmically
want an advice in group playing situation soloing - how can i practice fast playing rhythmic solos - i can play the 8th note phrases but they tend to be linear and scalar and sounds more like digitized scale solo - not very tasteful.  \r
but since the tempo is fast, it's hard to feel the beats correctly and so linear solo becomes easier.\r
please advice\r

Scales & Melodic Patterns by Slonimsky -- this book breaks melodic habits & gives your improv more depth. Coltrane used it.
emiko -- 09/06/2012, 10:40:44 -- #49876
playing a fast solo rhythmically
want an advice in group playing situation soloing - how can i practice fast playing rhythmic solos - i can play the 8th note phrases but they tend to be linear and scalar and sounds more like digitized scale solo - not very tasteful.  \r
but since the tempo is fast, it's hard to feel the beats correctly and so linear solo becomes easier.\r
please advice\r

emiko -- 09/06/2012, 11:14:06 -- #49877
playing a fast solo rhythmically
want an advice in group playing situation soloing - how can i practice fast playing rhythmic solos - i can play the 8th note phrases but they tend to be linear and scalar and sounds more like digitized scale solo - not very tasteful.  \r
but since the tempo is fast, it's hard to feel the beats correctly and so linear solo becomes easier.\r
please advice\r

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