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Today's Track: Roots (Mon, 29 Aug 2016)
 Download « Roots » free jazz mp3 Listen to Roots (06:30) By Artist/Band Kajetan Borowski From the Album Totem (Self Produced) More Downloads
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Jazz Music News

FESTIVAL: Eli Degibri Preps You for the Red Sea Jazz Festival (Mon, 29 Aug 2016)

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BIRTHDAY: Jazz Musician of the Day: Charlie Parker (Mon, 29 Aug 2016)

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EDUCATION: Music Education Monday: A Lesson from Peter Erskine on Playing with Brushes (Sun, 28 Aug 2016)

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All About Jazz Feature Articles

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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Remembering Dominic Duval (Sun, 28 Aug 2016)

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All About Jazz Album Reviews

John McLaughlin and Paco de Lucia: Paco and John - Live at Montreux 1987 (Mon, 29 Aug 2016)
It's truly a shame that, all too often, artists with diverse careers become pigeon-holed, defined by the primary genre in which they first achieved notoriety. Take guitarist John McLaughlin, for instance. Ask most jazz fans about him and what will first come out of most of their mouths will include... [ read more ]
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Seamus Blake / Chris Cheek: Let's Call the Whole Thing Off (Mon, 29 Aug 2016)
Friends and musical collaborators for more than two decades, New York tenor saxophonists Seamus Blake and Chris Cheek have been leaders, sidemen and big band soloist throughout their distinguished careers and seem to cherish their roles as co-leaders on joint projects such as their critically-acclai... [ read more ]
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Bobby Bradford/Hafez Modirzadeh/Mark Dresser/Alex Cline: Live At The Open Gate (Mon, 29 Aug 2016)
Veteran cornetist m: Bobby Bradford's penchant for conversational give and take in tandem with another horn is much in evidence on this 2013 live date from The Center for the Arts in Los Angeles. And in alto saxophonist m: Hafez Modirzadeh, a Professor of Creative/World Music... [ 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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