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  James Booker and Smaller Hands

For starters, I'm glad to see that Booker has come up here recently.  I've been a fan for a while.  I didn't want to hijack the other t...

02/17/2008, by 8 replies
  Note to God - DON"T BLAME ME!!

01/22/2014, by 1 reply from 01/24/2014
  Erroll Garner

Does anyone want to talk about Erroll Garner?...

01/05/2006, by 36 replies
  Help with website

Hi, I am just asking for a favor. If you could visit my pianowebsite and press the "like" button on the Facebook box, it would mean a lot to me. It will h...

12/11/2013, by 1 reply from 01/18/2014
  What tune is this?! Arghhh!

I cannot remember the name of this tune and it's driving me mad!!! It's on the tip of my tongue but I can't remember the name of it!! It's played at the ...

01/04/2014, by 2 replies
  Merry Christmas form the Dave Frank School of Jazz

Deck the Halls with Boughs of Challah Fellow Music Hounds, best witches for a swingin Christmas and blessed New Year from NYC) You may enjoy to open a box...

12/24/2013, by 2 replies
  ...No Title...

[sf]Hi everybody! I'm just starting jazz piano, and right now I'm starting to have fun with some real book jazz standard classics. For example I'm playing...

12/27/2013, by 0 replies
  Emin7/b5 Is this chord voicing correct?

[sf]Hi! I'm playing the jazz standard "Alone together" (I've got the real book sheet). I'm a jazz beginner, so perhaps this question might sound stupid. ...

12/22/2013, by 2 replies
  Big losses in 2013

12/19/2013, by -1 replies

I've played classical piano for 10+ years, and now am into jazz piano and have some audition etudes for a jazz band. I can improv by ear so I'm fine with t...

11/12/2013, by 4 replies
  Scot is locked out in Hong Kong

Here's his message to me for you: [b]"My own security for LJP has locked me out because I'm in Hong Kong and dialing in with a bad IP address. Will you do...

11/09/2013, by 1 reply from 11/09/2013
  Lennie Tristano - Teacher

I've just been sitting watching a one hour show on Youtube - Joe Satriani teaching a one hour private guitar lesson, there was some sort of competition wit...

11/02/2013, by 5 replies
  I think I'm over-complicating things

I am new to learning jazz and improvisation piano. I have a midi file for jazzy version of somewhere over the rainbow that I want to learn how to play. I'...

10/04/2013, by 0 replies
  Beegie Adair Style

Any suggestions where I can study in the Beegie Adair style in NH would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Bern...

09/30/2013, by -1 replies

If the Yellowjackets come to your town, DO NOT miss them!...

09/27/2013, by 0 replies
  Russel Ferante Improvising Tips

Some cool ideas to explore:

07/14/2013, by 4 replies
  MP3 recorders etc - Jazz Piano Camp

Hi all 3 days and counting; jazz piano camp here in London, starts saturday. Excited and nervous. Anyway my question is. What do you guys use for recordi...

08/14/2013, by 15 replies
  band in a box

Does BIAB work better on Windows or Mac? Does it matter?...

08/25/2013, by 1 reply from 08/26/2013
  They are dropping like flies! Marian McPartland, RIP What'g going on here? I remember listening to Marian M...

08/22/2013, by 3 replies
  McCoy Tyner's approach to "My Favorite Things" with Coltrane

I very much appreciated what Clifford suggested to do on Summertime a couple of posts down.  Can anybody make some suggestions about how to analy...

05/26/2005, by 7 replies
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