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Today's Track: Don't Blink (Sat, 23 Sep 2017)
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Jazz Music News

RECORDING: Singer Songwriter Phillip Brandon Debuts with a Genre-Defying Musical Gift for the Planet: "The Story Begins" (Sat, 23 Sep 2017)

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BIRTHDAY: Jazz Musician of the Day: John Coltrane (Sat, 23 Sep 2017)

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RADIO: Siriusxm Completes $480m Investment in Pandora, 3 Join Board (Fri, 22 Sep 2017)

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Dr. Cornel West: A Real-Life Superhero (Sat, 23 Sep 2017)

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Autumn 2017 (Sat, 23 Sep 2017)

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Smart Film Scoring and Saving Same - An Interview with Jane Saunders (Sat, 23 Sep 2017)

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All About Jazz Album Reviews

Nika Project: Elusive (Sat, 23 Sep 2017)
When m: Veronika Griesslehner opens her mouth, you can hear an impressive weight of experience to go with such a young voice. She doesn't try or claim to approach the worldly depths of an m: Ella Fitzgerald or a m: Nina Simone and doesn't have to--the similarities i... [ read more ]
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Julian Costello: Transitions (Sat, 23 Sep 2017)
Saxophonist Julian Costello has been around the UK jazz scene for a while, but for some years he decided to give up the world of the gigging musician and take up a teaching career. In recent years he's been gigging again and he now leads his quartet on Transitions, a collection of his original compo... [ read more ]
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Shilpa Ray: Door Girl (Sat, 23 Sep 2017)
Singer-songwriter Shilpa Ray brings her signature pitch black humor and intelligent phraseology to the dozen tunes on her 2017 Door Girl. Most of the music bears hints of retro, 1950s, effervescent rock which contrasts with Ray's mordant poetry and her eerie, expressive keyboards with poignancy and... [ read more ]
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All About Jazz Feature Interviews

Piotr Turkiewicz: Putting Wroclaw On The Jazz Map (Mon, 18 Sep 2017)

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Take Five with Debora Galan (Sun, 17 Sep 2017)

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The indefatigable Bill Frisell (Tue, 12 Sep 2017)

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Lwanda Gogwana: Tradition and Innovation (Sat, 09 Sep 2017)

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TRENDS: Money is Streaming into the Music Industry: A Breakdown of Where It's Coming From [chart] ()
It's no secret that streaming is driving a comeback for a recorded music industry that saw sales fall from $40 billion in 1999 to just $14.5 billion in 2014. Revenues from paid subscriptions, ad supported streaming and digital radio are still a fraction of the industry's peak, but they are certainly moving in the right direction...
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RADIO: Siriusxm Completes $480m Investment in Pandora, 3 Join Board ()
Pandora and SiriusXM announced Friday that the later has purchased $307.5 million of Series A preferred stock in Pandora, completing the $480 million strategic investment announced on June 9, 2017. Under the terms of the agreement, a subsidiary of SiriusXM purchased $172.5 million of Series A preferred stock upon execution of the agreement on June 9, 2017 and today purchased an additional $307.5 million of the Series A preferred stock...
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Charlie Parker’s Secrets to Confirmation
Secrets to Charlie Parker's Confirmation Confirmation is one of those tunes that gives most people a difficult time. But somehow Charlie Parker had no problem playing the most beautiful lines over it time and time again… His lines flow naturally and effortlessly as if he’s composing a perfect solo in real-time. In fact, I remember Eric Alexander telling us students in a masterclass that when he first saw the Omni Book, he thought that it was a conspiracy. That no one could possibly have played solos this perfect without writing them out first. But the scary thing…Bird actually did come up with this stuff in real-time… His musical intuition somehow guided him from one perfect line to another, coming up with what seemed like endless perfect melodic ideas. Today, we’ll take a look inside the genius mind of Charlie Parker, uncovering some of his secrets to playing over Confirmation. Breaking down Confirmation Changes Have a listen to the tune a few times and take a look at the changes to Confirmation. Can you hear the changes? Pay attention to the slight differences between the first and second A sections and the use of ii Vs to travel from one place to another. Confirmation Changes The changes are not actually that daunting, I mean, it’s not like they look like a Wayne Shorter tune. So why do Confirmation Changes trip you up and what can you do about it? The most challenging aspect of Confirmation Changes is the tricky little descent of ii Vs … Read More Read related articles 10 Visualization Exercises To Boost Your Chord… Building Your Repertoire Part II: 10 Key Tunes Visualization One Key At A Time How to Use ii Vs to Activate Static Progressions 5 Secrets to Learning Tunes
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