Angelica

Today our warm up was in the Mingus blues composition called” Noddin Your Head Blues.” It’s a slow blues using […]

Duke Ellington

When I showed up to class we had a violinists and a new pianist. The pianist Bob told us he […]

Interview on Critical Jazz website.

Hi! I wanna share with you an interview that I had with journalist Brent Black from Critical Jazz. I think […]

I’ll Remember April

There’s a good discussion about chord subs on this tune on website all about jazz, including this contrefact  (new melody) […]

new tunes

Back to some warmups involving the modes in major and scoped out the locrian natural 2, 6th mode of melodic […]

tunes

Today we worked mostly on originals. Two tunes of Clement, one in 5/4 and one with a cycle of 3/4 […]

My Foolish Heart

What does My Foolish Heart have in Blue Moon and Heart and Soul, and with many hits from the 1950’s […]

More Airegin

Here’s a transcription of Grant Green’s solo on Airegin. And Craig Buhler dedicates a post on his website to a nice […]

Just friends in the West Coast?

In our last class we welcomed Shri who plays bass and sat in with us. There was an immediate connection […]

Anthropology, line 14

Check out this now-classic phrase from Parker’s Anthropology solo (line 14, Omnibook transcription), here, in all keys and with a […]

BEBOP WORKSHOP 02/22/2012

Today the Bebop Workshop started to work on Rhythm Changes! After our gig at Smalls we have been jamming for […]

Bird Like

This is the video of our class performing Freddie Hubbards’s “Birld Like” at Smalls.