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Today's Track: Mambop Influenciado (Sat, 28 May 2016)
 Download « Mambop Influenciado » free jazz mp3 Listen to Mambop Influenciado (6:11) By Artist/Band Sandy Gabriel From the Album Jazzeando (Self Produced) More Downloads
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Jazz Music News

RECORDING: Nonesuch Releases Two New Recordings from Pat Metheny: The Unity Sessions and Cuong Vu Trio Meets Pat Metheny (Sat, 28 May 2016)

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WEBSITE: All About Jazz Advertising Service Expands to Include Musician of the Week and Venue of the Week (Sat, 28 May 2016)

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BIRTHDAY: Jazz Musician of the Day: Claudio Roditi (Sat, 28 May 2016)

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All About Jazz Feature Articles

The Blind Boys of Alabama: Spirit Of The Century and Higher Ground (Sat, 28 May 2016)

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Bad Company: Live 1977 and 1979 (Sat, 28 May 2016)

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Tony Wilson -- Festival International de Musique Actuelle de Victoriaville 2016, Part 2 (Fri, 27 May 2016)

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All About Jazz Album Reviews

The Blind Boys of Alabama: The Blind Boys of Alabama: Spirit Of The Century and Higher Ground (Sat, 28 May 2016)
The experience of spiritual jubilation has taken m: The Blind Boys of Alabama far and wide from their southern roots. For over seventy years they have maintained their unwavering commitment to only sing in praise and service of the Lord, and they have succeeded on that. They take their r... [ read more ]
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Brian Bromberg: Brian Bromberg (Sat, 28 May 2016)
Talk about backstory! There are multiple backstories going on with bass virtuoso m: Brian Bromberg's Full Circle. The first actually involves Bromberg's back. Full Circle marks Bromberg's return to recording and full-on playing since suffering a debilitating spinal injury several years ag... [ read more ]
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Bad Company: Bad Company: Live 1977 and 1979 (Sat, 28 May 2016)
Formed from the fragments of Free and Mott the Hoople, Bad Company took a careerist approach to their efforts together from the very start. Much publicity surrounded the announcement of their alliance including the fact the quartet's debut album was the first release from Led Zeppelin's custom label... [ read more ]
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All About Jazz Feature Interviews

Greg Osby: Saxophone a€oeGriota€ (Tue, 17 May 2016)

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David Bowie -- Steve Schapiro: Photographs That Can Energize People and Music (Sun, 15 May 2016)

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Take Five with Chuck Redd (Sun, 08 May 2016)

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Take Five with Boris Savoldelli (Thu, 05 May 2016)

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Articles - JazzTimes

Ronnie Scott’s All Stars to Perform on Contemporary Jazz Cruise - News (Tue, 24 May 2016)
Iconic club partners with Entertainment Cruise Productions, LLC
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Jimmy Heath Returns to Flushing for Dizzy Tribute - News (Tue, 24 May 2016)
Queens jazz master to pay homage to Dizzy in one-of-a-kind performance
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Eagle Rock to Release “Paco & John: Live at Montreux 1987” - News (Mon, 23 May 2016)
Previously unreleased gem features Paco de Lucía and John McLaughlin
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Why These 8 Jazz Standards Should Be Your New Practice Etudes
why these 8 standards should be your practice etudes Every musician has spent time in the practice room working on etudes… Diligently running through exercises that cover various techniques like articulation, the altissimo range, or diminished arpeggios. This is a good start for most players, but where does the jazz musician turn to develop the techniques that are essential for improvisation? After all jazz is a music that you learn by ear, not from a dusty book of exercises… Well the answer can be found in an unlikely place: the repertoire of jazz standards that we’re all expected to learn. By using jazz standards as your etudes, you’ll kill two birds with one stone: learning tunes and developing the techniques necessary for jazz improvisation. Below we’ll show you how to turn 8 jazz standards into the daily practice etudes that will transform your skills as an improviser. Before you get started, listen to the YouTube clip of each tune. You can either learn the melody from the recording (a great way to work on ear training!) or find the sheet music. For each tune we’ll: Give you an excerpt of the first 8 measures Show you what you’ll learn and what to focus on as you practice And highlight unique practice ideas specific to each melody Ready to go? Awesome, time to meet the 8 jazz standards that are your new practice etudes… 1) Moving from Major to minor: Ornithology One of the first bebop tunes many players learn is Charlie Parker’s Ornithology, a 32 bar melody … Read More Read related articles How To Practice Twice The Amount In Half The Time Building Your Repertoire Part II: 10 Key Tunes 6 Common Chord Relationships that You Need to Know Now 5 Easy Tricks With Approach Notes That Will Make You Sound… Why Giant Steps is Easier Than You Think… 4 Simple… How To Practice Scales For Speed
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