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All About Jazz

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Jazz MP3 Download of the Day

Today's Track (Mon, 27 Apr 2015)
 Download « Stay Close To Me » free jazz mp3 Stay Close To Me (4:21) Artist/Band Rocco Ventrella Album Another Time (Self Produced) More Downloads
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All About Jazz Feature Articles

What is your preferred music listening format? (Mon, 27 Apr 2015)

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Sarah Vaughan -- Vocal Jazz: 1969-2001 (Mon, 27 Apr 2015)

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Jeff Beck at the Paramount (Sun, 26 Apr 2015)

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Sarah Riedel: Living Up To Expectations (Sun, 26 Apr 2015)

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All About Jazz Album Reviews

Oded Lev-Ari: Threading (Mon, 27 Apr 2015)
There's more to music than often meets the eye. While educated jazz fans often laud and focus on the artists whose names adorn the cover of albums and the sidemen that support and converse with them, far fewer people applaud the work of figures like Oded Lev-Ari--those men of many hats who work out...
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Rich Halley 4: Creating Structure (Mon, 27 Apr 2015)
Saxophonist m: Rich Halley, home-based in Portland, Oregon, has put out seventeen CDs. A good handful of those, pre-2006, were released on the now-dormant Louie Records. These were mostly chordless trio and quartet affairs that showcased Halley's talent for creating category four maelstro...
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Diatribes: Great Stone / Blood Dunza (Mon, 27 Apr 2015)
The duo Diatribes--d'incise (a.k.a. Laurent Peter) and Cyril Bondi--are the driving forces behind the INSUB label on which many of their recordings have been released, either as Diatribes or within other groupings. Great Stone / Blood Durza is not the duo's first release on a label other than INSUB...
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Daniel Bennett Group: The Mystery at Clown Castle (Mon, 27 Apr 2015)
m: Daniel Bennett is an extremely talented player (alto saxophone, flute, piccolo, clarinet, oboe and piano) and composer whose music has a simple, light and lyrical quality which hides quite a bit complexity going on underneath. There is also more than a bit of wry satire thrown into the...
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Tomas Fujiwara and The Hook Up: After All Is Said (Mon, 27 Apr 2015)
Drummer Tomas Fujiwara's The Hook Up features artists who are among the more prominent representatives of new directions in jazz and improvisation. Here, the leader acts as an instigator and propulsive factor via his rhythmically shaped works, comprised of rolling, tumbling and splintered movements...
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All About Jazz Feature Interviews

Sarah Riedel: Living Up To Expectations (Sun, 26 Apr 2015)

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Thana Alexa: Singer And Instrument (Mon, 20 Apr 2015)

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Take Five With John Raymond (Thu, 16 Apr 2015)

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Chris Smith: At The Intersection Of Scholarship, Performance and Pedagogy (Tue, 07 Apr 2015)

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Michel Camilo: From Dominica to Spain and Back Again (Sun, 05 Apr 2015)

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Larry Coryell: Less Rock, More Jazz (Sat, 04 Apr 2015)

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Larry Coryell: A Family Affair (Sat, 04 Apr 2015)

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J.J. Johnson: An Eminent Life in Music (Wed, 01 Apr 2015)

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CAREER: 7 Tips for a Successful Pledgemusic Campaign ()
Barney has seen the PledgeMusic experience from all sides. Not only is he a valuable part of the PledgeMusic team, but hea€(TM)s also a member of UK reggae rockersA Sonic Boom Six. This means hea€(TM)s uniquely suited to provide this helpful list of tips for a successful PledgeMusic campaign. Guest Post from Pledge Music News...
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MUSIC INDUSTRY: Way Beyond Streaming: Music's Marginal Reinvention ()
From the relentless focus on the music industry's latest streaming model, one might think Taylor Swift and streaming services represent the entire future of the music business. When Jay Z recently announced plans and major artist support for his new Tidal streaming service, many seemed to view it through the same lens...
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CAREER: 3 Innovative Revenue Streams for Musicians ()
With album sales nowhere near what they used to be (unless your name is Taylor Swift, who probably doesn't frequent indie artist advice columns), andA streamingA not yet a truly viable source of income for musicians, a lot of artists are looking for new ways to distribute their work that will both reach their fans and result in some remuneration...
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JazzTimes

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Blues Hall of Fame Set to Open in Memphis May 8 - News (Mon, 27 Apr 2015)
Artifacts and ephemera to be exhibited
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Billie Holiday Celebrations & More Coming to Harlem Stage - News (Mon, 27 Apr 2015)
Jose James, Brandee Younger Marcus Strickland will also peform
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Photos: Charles McPherson at Pizza Express in London - Columns (Mon, 27 Apr 2015)
Paul Wood shares photos from performance by noted saxophonist
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Review: Jazz & Colors--The Full Spectrum Edition - Concerts (Sat, 25 Apr 2015)
"A very cool concept" returns to the Met
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New Orleans Jazzfest Begins - Concerts (Sat, 25 Apr 2015)
Kidd Jordan, Nicholas Payton and more
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Album Preview: Jared Gold's "Metropolitan Rhythm" - JT Album Previews (Thu, 23 Apr 2015)
Enjoy this exclusive stream of the organist's new Posi-Tone release
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Montreal Jazz Festival Unveils Indoor Programming - News (Thu, 23 Apr 2015)
Wayne Shorter, Al Di Meola, Marc Cary, Snarky Puppy and Erykah Badu among headliners
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jazzadvice.com

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5 Skills You Won’t Learn in School, Skill Two: How to Turn Music Theory into Music
Turn Music Theory Into Music Have you ever thrown your hands up in frustration trying to understand music theory? Have you ever found yourself lost and panicking in a solo as you search for the right scale or chord to play? Many frustrated musicians run into this wall every time they try to take a solo. From the outside improvising looks easy. You just pick up an instrument, call a tune, and play the music you’re hearing in your head… However, the moment you try to create a solo yourself or improvise in a difficult key you quickly realize it’s a little more complicated. So you look in text books, you take lessons, and you sign up for classes. Before you know it your head is overflowing with music theory information, but for some annoying reason it’s not coming out in your solos. So let’s stop and think about all of this in more practical terms… How exactly do you turn that music theory in your mind into music on your instrument? Learning practical music theory There are two sides to music theory. On one side is the music theory you learn about in books and school. The construction and building blocks of music, the theory behind scales, chords and tunes, and the flood of musical terminology. And then there’s the theory that you actually use when you’re performing. The tools you have for navigating chords and progressions, the artistic tools you have for sharing a musical message with the listener. Music theory information is … Read More Related & Recommended Posts: The 5 Key Skills You Won’t Learn in School: A Five… The Anatomy of a Sound: Overcoming the Barrier of Music… 3 Essential Improvisation Tools that You Need to Know 6 Common Chord Relationships that You Need to Know Now 5 Skills You Won’t Learn in School, Skill One: How to…
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