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Have You Listened to the Recordings?

Simple enough question. Have you? Or did you just learn Blue Bossa, All Blues, GDS, Canteloupe Island, Blues for Alice, ATUR and, um, all that jazz from courses? C’mon, be honest, I’m not going to set the dog on you… Jazz

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Posted in c) Musicianship, e) Rants & Ramblings

What Have the Romans Ever Done for Us?

How do jazz musicians learn, hear and think of tunes? They do it the way we all understand, read and speak. In chunks and in links between chunks, not word by word. Even when you put a new chart in

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Posted in b) Harmony & Comping, c) Musicianship
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...appetising young books for sale... Pents book is recommended reading on Gary Burton's Berklee course.