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  Old message # 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.

09/23/2004, by 0 replies
  can u help me more about my lesson?

if yo can help me here is my email addres send it to

09/21/2004, by 0 replies
  Old message # 6599

well the people that started it didn't have any lessons... looks like you're the guy in your fair city:)...

08/19/2004, by 0 replies
  I learn by myself

I live in a city where we don't have many jazz musicians.We don't have people to play jazz music.But i think jazz is a music we learn by ourself.

08/19/2004, by 0 replies
  Old message # 5496

what have you heard? Check out Quiet Nights, thats all laid back stuff. Or even better, Autumn Fires and Green Shoots- a solo album...amazing...

07/08/2004, by 0 replies
  Django Bates

Interesting, but I find the relentless eccentricity and quirkiness very tiring. Since life is short and time passes at an ever-faster rate, I tend to want...

07/07/2004, by 0 replies
  Solo Monk review

Hey i just got solo monk from my teacher the other day and personally i love it if anyone else has an opinion on it please tell me...

07/06/2004, by 0 replies
  Old message # 5421

lol :)...

07/05/2004, by 0 replies
  Old message # 5413

LOL, "shut yo mouth punk" I havent heard that album Barry, although some people have said it was quite poppy? I seriously reccommend Django's ...

07/05/2004, by 0 replies
  Old message # 5411

Listened to the first half of the album today - really enjoyed it. Very funny and imaginative. Btw, knowing you're penchant for ECM records, I also pic...

07/05/2004, by 0 replies
  Old message # 5407

you talkin to me??...

07/05/2004, by 0 replies
  Old message # 5402

Yeah, it's great! I love it. Totally bizzare and whacky. If its the first youve heard of him, its probably not the best record to convert you to his music,...

07/05/2004, by 0 replies
  Old message # 5372

Rick, have you heard the new Django Bates album - You Live and Learn? I bought it on a whim yesterday but haven't listened to it yet.....

07/04/2004, by 0 replies
  Old message # 5356

Open diminished 7s can be thought of in at least four ways: 1. Play it closed and leave out one or more of the interior notes 2. Play it with an octa...

07/03/2004, by 0 replies
  Old message # 5351

Yeah ive heard Eldar play, he's got a website, ill try and find the link, its got some sound clips on. He certainly got off to a good start, sounds tight a...

07/03/2004, by 0 replies
  diminished chords

Hi from Spain. I need to know about open diminished chords.I know how to use them closed with left hand already.Thanks for any help. Rafa.

07/03/2004, by 0 replies
  Young Gun

I just spent the last week at the University of Missouri - Kansas City Jazz Camp. It was a great week - I learned a ton. I also met a bass player my ag...

07/02/2004, by 0 replies
  Old message # 5335

To make your link "hot" include the full URL:

07/02/2004, by 0 replies
  Old message # 5303

anyone here a Django Bates fan? not the BEST sound clips, but the man IS a me!...

07/01/2004, by 0 replies
  Old message # 5283

isnt that the guy who owns the Bakery down on twelfth street?...

07/01/2004, by 0 replies
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