Real name: frank buccino
Location: effort pa
Information: retired piano player living in the poconos
piano was my sideline for many years. best job in the world.
i started classics at 8 through high school where i joined the school dance band. then began playing club dates on weekends. occasionally a few weekly engagements.
at my advanced age i'm still trying to improve my piano playing i joined the jazz piano site i guess about a month ago and was pleased to see many new ideas and interesting samples of jazz here. i saw the reviews on the jazz theory book and got myself a copy which keeps me busy.
i have created a few personal cd's using logic audio. i have a studio logic sl-880 keyboard with a roland sc-8820 synth.
Volume 1 of this educational jazz piano book contains 15 jazz piano exercises, tricks, and other interesting jazz piano techniques, voicings, grooves, and ideas Scot Ranney enjoys playing.
Volume 2 has 14 jazz piano exercises and tricks of the trade, and quite a bit of it is Calypso jazz piano related material, including some Monty Alexander and Michel Camilo style grooves. Jazz piano education is through the ears, but books like this can help.
Volume 3 contains 12 jazz piano exercises and explorations by the acclaimed jazz piano educator, pianist, author, and recording artist Tim Richards.
Volume 4 is by Jeff Brent, a jazz pianist, composer, teacher, and author of "Modalogy" and other acclaimed jazz theory and education books. In this book Jeff shares detailed analysis of transcriptions of live performances. He covers everything from the shape of the songs to the tricks and licks he uses in improvised lines to the ideas behind his lush chord voicings.
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