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 […]
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 […]
This is the video of our class performing Freddie Hubbards’s “Birld Like” at Smalls.
Sing the Way you Speak!
This past session of the Jazz Vocal Workshop was super fun! I think we’re beginning to hit our stride as […]
I’ve been working on the exercises in “How Not to Suck at Half diminished Chords” on the Jazz Advice blog, […]
Alice in Wonderland and Oleo
Here’s an harmonic analysis of mm. 1-8 of Alice in Wonderland and Bill Evans’ solo. Transcriptions of solos by Miles, […]
Noddin’ Your Head Blues
was so impressed with the students on how they were able to read through some new material. The horn players […]
I’ve been reading articles on www.jazzadvice.com, which Marco turned me onto in a comment to an earlier post. The blog […]