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 […]

The importance of listening… Milestones!

Hi everybody! Last night we had Amy, a great flute player sitting in our Bebop Workshop class. Everybody immediately realized […]

Vocal Improvisation by ear

This past Thursday Jazz Vocal Workshop was one of the best ever.  A few sessions ago, I attempted improvised vocal harmony to the class […]

Transcriptions

Whenever I’m working on a tune, I listen to how the pros handle the changes and follow along with transcriptions […]

Season three on and upward

Had a subtle start to the new session of the Jazz Vocal Workshop last week and this past Thursday since […]

Last Vocal Workshop for the second Session

A little late to blogging about last weeks workshop this week after a busy week of teaching and performances.  Last […]