Gary Burton’s Improv Class

Take a two-hour class, recorded at Loyola University, with vibraphonist extraordinaire and Berklee teacher Gary Burton. You’ll also hear us […]

Modern Jazz

Hi everybody! Time to share some music. We had a great class last night with my Modern Jazz Workshop and […]

What are your favorites?

During the holiday break, Andrea (our teacher) asked us to learn three blues and three rhythm changes tunes. So to […]

More Daahoud

Here is a link to Clifford Brown’s trumpet solo taken from the Clifford Brown Complete EmArcy recordings. Emily Remler’s guitar […]

Jazz Advice

I just finished reading a persuasive article on the blog Jazz Advice (here) entitled, 6 Reasons You Should Start Composing Today. […]

Solo Entrances

I was browsing through Hal Cook’s How to Improvise (Advance Music, 1991), a great resource for the jazz student, and […]

Jazz Standards Wkshp

We spent a portion of the class working on phrasing – trying to leave space at the end of our […]

Practicing Improvisation

Bob Anram, the tenorist, has some thought-provoking ideas about improvisation in three essays (called “Letters”) that are posted on the […]

Playing for Real

Reading Mark’s post prompts me to write that the bebop workshop is doing something similar: Andrea has been working with […]

Blog Post

Mark Sherman Hard Bop Combo- New York Jazz Workshop 9/24/12 Yesterday night at the Hard Bop combo we played a […]

Milestones

The title of the blog post, “John Coltrane’s improvised line in Milestones as a Model for Incorporating Sequential Patterns in […]

Arranging tips.

Hi! Yesterday in class we were improvising on a couple of new tunes like Bouncing with Bud and Desafinado and […]