hi fellow piano freaks, just a note to mention and invite those in the nyc area this wed. night, 7-8:30 pm, to attend a free master class about the wonderful and recently deceased pianist dave mckenna.
i'll be analyzing dave's music via video and audio recordings, it will be a unique and fun evening.

the class will be held in midtown manhattan at the dave frank school of jazz, located at frank and camille's pianos, 29 w. 57th st., 2nd floor.

join us for a celebration of this great master who graced us with his music for many years.
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oh geez dave i wish there had been more notice on this.  i would have loved to have been there!
i have been meaning to ask... would you consider putting together a chick corea master class some day?
hi mike, sure, that would be a great challenge, he's so incredibly advanced theoretically. i've been digging the record past, present and future (something like that) with the "new trio" recently. stupendous.  

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i caught him in boston recently with  
"return to forever"  and now he has a new band together called 5 peace band with john mclaughlin, christion mcbride and kenny garrett which will be in boston in april of 2009.  do you have to become a drummer to get his thing?
no, although chick often refers to his fingers as 10 little drummers, you can hear that he thinks that way in his playing..

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hm,  well then what is the difference in how a drummer thinks from how a piano player thinks at least as how it applys to playing the piano?
drummers think?!!!!

dave
most pianists think in blocks - rh vs. lh, etc., two-dimensionally. chick's thing of the hand being 10 drummers allows for more micro-rhythys, complex rhythms, counter rhythms, etc., because each finger is thought of as a separate rhythmic machine..

dave frank
yowza that seems tricky
not really, just drum your fingers on the table thinking of the fingers as though hitting a drum, then transfer that sensation to your piano playing..

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