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Today's Track: Déjà Vu (Tue, 25 Jul 2017)
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MUSIC INDUSTRY: How Congress Can Right Wrong for Music Released Pre-1972 (Tue, 25 Jul 2017)

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BIRTHDAY: Jazz Musician of the Day: Brian Blade (Tue, 25 Jul 2017)

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RECORDING: Ethel Ennis Sings for Losers (Mon, 24 Jul 2017)

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All About Jazz Feature Articles

Jay Phelps at the Harrow Arts Centre (Tue, 25 Jul 2017)

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Green Mountain Jazz (Mon, 24 Jul 2017)

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Bobby Zankel and Odean Pope: Homage to John Coltrane 2017 (Mon, 24 Jul 2017)

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All About Jazz Album Reviews

Grant Stewart Trio: Roll On (Tue, 25 Jul 2017)
Add m: Grant Stewart's name to the growing list of tenor saxophonists who are gaining broad approval by reanimating exemplary yet by and large overlooked songs from the Great American Songbook and elsewhere and lending them a fresh coat of paint that not only accentuates their timeless ch... [ read more ]
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Bill Cunliffe: BACHanalia (Tue, 25 Jul 2017)
This is another entry in the durable "jazz meets the classics" subgenre with pianist and bandleader m: Bill Cunliffe leading a large ensemble through a fun program featuring mostly classical works and familiar standards.The classical adaptations start off with Johann Sebastian Bach's "Sle... [ read more ]
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Joanna Weinberg: Pandora's Bag (Tue, 25 Jul 2017)
m: Joanna Weinberg is an Australian songwriter, piano and accordion player, actress and film star. She has been nominated for an Australian critics circle award; the composer and writer of Every Single Saturday (the soccer parent musical); she is also the composer and writer of the music... [ read more ]
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All About Jazz Feature Interviews

Charles Lloyd: The Winds Of Grace (Fri, 14 Jul 2017)

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Steve Swell: Appreciating the Avant Garde Today (Mon, 10 Jul 2017)

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Sebastian Schunke: Latin Jazz With a German Accent (Sat, 08 Jul 2017)

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Steely Dan's Jon Herington and Jim Beard (Thu, 06 Jul 2017)

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MUSIC INDUSTRY: How Congress Can Right Wrong for Music Released Pre-1972 ()
While the vast majority of streams for pre-1972 recording do currently receive some form of royalty payout from Pandora, a new bill recently introduced and known as the CLASSICS Act would ensure a greater degree of equality for all recordings. Guest post by Glenn Peoples, Music Insights and Analytics at Pandora of Medium...
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TRENDS: Vinyl Sales Are Flattening, but Why? ()
The income boost that many artists and labels get from vinyl record sales is in danger of shrinking. This year vinyl sales grew just 2% compared to 12% in 2016, according to new data from Nielsen Music. Why are vinyl record sales flat? Have we just reached a saturation point or are there other factors that the industry could overcome...
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How to Memorize Even the Most Difficult Tunes Right Now
Memorize Complex Tunes Now Some tunes seem to make absolutely no sense, like the chords changes are some random crazy collection of complex sounds… But with a little know-how, using the same tactics we showed you in our recent lesson on learning tunes quickly, even the most difficult tunes can be deciphered in just a few minutes. Today’s lesson comes from a recent question we received from a reader: ”I enjoyed your latest post and would like to start memorizing standards this way. However, lots of standards don’t seem to fit this method…or rather I can’t see how to fit them. Case in point, the tune ‘Infant Eyes’. Could you show how to apply the method to a ‘non-standard’ song? That’s a great question, and if you haven’t read our recent post on how to learn the chord changes of a tune in less than 5 minutes, make sure to check that out before diving into this lesson. Once you have a firm grasp on the method we use there, you’re ready to apply the concepts to something a little trickier…something like Wayne Shorter’s beautiful composition Infant Eyes. These chords make no sense… When you first look at the changes to this tune, the common reaction is, “What the ^%$# is going on?!?!?!” Infant Eyes This is a complicated tune in the sense that at first glance, there are few typical progressions like ii Vs or other common chunks of chords that we are familiar with. In fact, even the key center of … Read More Read related articles How to Learn a Tune’s Chord Changes in 5 Minutes or Less Building Your Repertoire Part II: 10 Key Tunes Thoughts On Learning Tunes Dealing With Non-standard Progressions Curing Chord Confusion Syndrome
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