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Today's Track: The Long Goodbye (Tue, 30 Aug 2016)
 Download « The Long Goodbye » free jazz mp3 Listen to The Long Goodbye (06:42) By Artist/Band Shirantha Beddage From the Album Momentum (Self Produced) More Downloads
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Jazz Music News

FESTIVAL: First-Ever Baltimore Jazz Fest Set for October 1 (Tue, 30 Aug 2016)

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BIRTHDAY: Jazz Musician of the Day: Kenny Dorham (Tue, 30 Aug 2016)

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VIDEO / DVD: Video Clips: Eumir Deodato (Mon, 29 Aug 2016)

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All About Jazz Feature Articles

Barbara Dennerlein (Tue, 30 Aug 2016)

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David Weiss: Memories of Freddie Hubbard (Mon, 29 Aug 2016)

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Jack DeJohnette at the Byrdcliffe Barn, Woodstock, N.Y (Sun, 28 Aug 2016)

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All About Jazz Album Reviews

Bounce Trio: Contrasts (Tue, 30 Aug 2016)
At the heart of things, the Bounce Trio's Contrasts is a set of good time organ jazz, coming out of the tradition of m: Jimmy Smith, m: Jack McDuff, m: Dr. Lonnie Smith, three organists who emerged in the 50s and 60s, riding a highly engaging urban soul jazz wave. Bu... [ read more ]
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Francisco Mela and The Crash Trio: Fe (Tue, 30 Aug 2016)
Since departing Cuba to study at Berklee in 2000, drummer m: Francisco Mela has been on a meteoric trajectory throughout the jazz dominion. In 2005 he joined the m: Joe Lovano Quartet, and in 2009 the m: McCoy Tyner Trio, all the while releasing three critically ac... [ read more ]
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Andrew Cyrille and Bill McHenry: Proximity (Tue, 30 Aug 2016)
The story behind this duo setting by legendary drummer Andrew Cyrille and venerable tenor saxophonist Bill McHenry was initiated by Max Koslow who routinely attends New York City's fabled Village Vanguard venue on Thursday evenings. After hearing the twosome perform, he proposed they record a set in... [ read more ]
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All About Jazz Feature Interviews

Marina Albero: The Sweetness of the Edge (Fri, 26 Aug 2016)

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Rudy Van Gelder (Fri, 26 Aug 2016)

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Dominick Farinacci: Sharing Stories (Thu, 25 Aug 2016)

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Take Five with Jennifer Bellor (Tue, 23 Aug 2016)

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CAREER: A Concise Guide to Branding for Musicians ()
Successfully marketing your band online can be a challenging task to say the least, particular given how much digital noise one must cut through. Branding can be one effective way to set you apart from your industry peers and better connect with fans. Guest Post by Jessica Hackett on Soundfly'sA Flypaper...
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MUSIC INDUSTRY: How Piracy Altered Music Discovery and Licensed Services Pushed It Forward ()
Bas Grasmayer takes a look back at the multitude of different tech platforms (many of them a haven for piracy) which have allowed us to access music over the years, and how they have helped shaped theA current emphasis on music discovery. Guest Post by Bas Grasmayer on Synchblog As we continue our 'Projecting Trends' series, digital strategistA Bas GrasmayerA takes aA look into the history of online music discovery, and what the present tells us about the future...
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Articles - JazzTimes

Arturo O’Farrill Returns to Cuba for Repatriation of Father - News (Mon, 29 Aug 2016)
Trip commemorates the legendary Chico O’Farrill's 95th birthday
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Mega Nova at the Hollywood Bowl - Concerts (Fri, 26 Aug 2016)
Supergroup features Santana, Hancock, Shorter and more
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Rudy Van Gelder Dies at 91 - News (Thu, 25 Aug 2016)
Recording engineer defined the sound of classic Blue Note
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Everything You’ve Ever Wanted to Know About the Bebop Scale…But Were Afraid to Ask
Bebop Scale Scales can be one of the most overwhelming parts of learning jazz improvisation… Between you and me, it can seem like there’s a scale to learn for every chord, a scale for every progression, and a scale for every day of the week. However, as you’ve probably realized in the practice room, scales are not always the secret to a great solo. But what if I told you that there were a few scales that are essential for every serious improviser to know? Scales with inherent melodic and harmonic devices that can be used in any solo and when practiced correctly, will give you valuable techniques for mastering the jazz language. I’m talking about the bebop scale. And in today’s post were going to put this scale under the magnifying glass and turn it inside out to show you everything you’ve ever wanted to know. So if you’ve been stuck wondering how to create long flowing lines in your solo or are frustrated with the same old boring ideas, this one’s for you… The basic Bebop Scale I’m guessing you know the bebop scale. You’ve seen it in books, your teachers have told you to learn it and you probably even know it in a few keys… Bebop scale So what’s the big deal? Well, the true value of the bebop scale is revealed in it’s potential for creating melodies over chord progressions. The chromatic movement surrounding the flat 7th of this scale creates a natural melodic motion… Read More Read related articles 4 Ways to Use the Melodic Minor Scale 3 Secrets to Soloing with the Pentatonic Scale: A Lesson… Keys to the Altered Scale 10 Easy Options for Expanding Your Dominant 7th Vocabulary A Lesson With Bill Evans: 14 Techniques to Master the Minor… Stuck on Rhythm Changes? Here Are 4 Coltrane Concepts…
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