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Camels and Robots

Or putting rhythm sections out of business… Nah, of course, I’d never do such a thing. There’s no substitute for the real deal. But then practising isn’t the real deal either and I was asked a while ago about how

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Posted in a) Soloing Scales & Modes, c) Musicianship, e) Rants & Ramblings

Lies, Damn Lies & Marketing Part 7 – Sick Self Love

Interesting piece in the NYT recently by Frank Bruni. Belated grasp of things, but good that the talking heads are finally starting to notice what’s been going on under their talking noses for years. In a nutshell, the piece focuses

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Posted in d) The Dark Art of Marketing, e) Rants & Ramblings

All About That Bass, Bout That Bass (No Trouble)

I’ve had a question about comping bass solos. Wow. Well, how long have we got… I’ll start by mentioning that I play some “journeyman” bass. I can do a reasonable job as long the tempos are gentle, the changes aren’t

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Posted in b) Harmony & Comping, c) Musicianship, e) Rants & Ramblings

Interview with JazzBites radio

PINNED I was recently a guest of the delightful Anthea Redmond for the US JazzBites radio show. Call it the thoughts of Chairman Jase… Live broadcast on August 12, 14 and 16. My archive link is here (compressed to buggery

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Posted in e) Rants & Ramblings

Audio Plugin – the PSG

I had planned to release this freeware FX plugin on 1 April, but things got delayed a bit. Okay, a lot. Introducing the all-new PSG™ – put it on a spare channel strip and it will instantly double your productivity,

Posted in e) Rants & Ramblings, j) Sound & Vision

Seasons Greetings

Apologies for radio silence recently. I’ve been busy with various projects, few of them specifically music-related. Decided to wrap up the year with this animated Christmas greeting. I’ve been busily corresponding with some people over the past few months and

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Posted in e) Rants & Ramblings

Faking It

I don’t just mean “faking” harmony in the jazz sense, but rather more generally. Got involved in a little discussion recently about how to play complex cross-rhythms over at Adam Neely’s YT channel. When presented with something like 3s on

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Posted in c) Musicianship, e) Rants & Ramblings
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