I wanted to share the last video I did, breaking down a Paul Desmond solo, which you can get from my site as well, here:
Middle of the page: Sign up open for the next Zoom Workshop and Paul Desmond Analysis - Jon De Lucia Music
Here it is, hope it's useful. I'll be doing a workshop...
Just dropping a line here that I've started making some youtube tutorial type videos featuring improv ideas and a wide range of subjects. Just getting started, hope some of it is useful. I'm working on Book Two of my Bach Shapes series, which will be released in sections in eBook...
Can anyone recommend a good teacher for bebop improvisation in the Bay Area (preferably East Bay)? Doesn't have to be a saxophonist. I take sax lessons and have intermediate technique but want to get deeper into swing feel, bebop phrasing, sharper sense of time, structuring solos melodically...
I'm not an active contributor. I'm more of a peruser; however, I would like some support from a pro. I would classify my playing level from beginner to intermediate. I am reading up on Bebop playing style. Seems as though there is a lot of quoting from other songs as a...
I am trying to figure out who is soloing at what time during the 1946 Jazz at The Philharmonic concerts - specifically the brass players. I can distinguish between Parker and Hawkins, but throw Lester Young in there and it gets difficult for a jazz newbie like me. I also don't know who solos on...
What are some interesting bebop-flavored scales to play over specific parts of a blues, Blue Monk in particular?
I'm pretty new to improvising over chord changes so I've been playing the obvious things: blues scales, bebop dominant and bebop major in the appropriate bars, and diminished scale...
The Bill McBirnie Trio
(featuring Bernie Senensky & Anthony Michelli)
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Bill McBirnie has released a new album that departs, in a significant way, from his previously acclaimed acoustic jazz projects (Mercy with Robi Botos; Paco Paco with Bernie Senensky; and Nature Boy with Mark...
Dave Klein Jazz (www.djkjazz.com) is excited to produce an album that will feature 12 tracks composed by "Hard-bop" grandmaster Horace Silver!
In commemoration of "Hard-bop" legend Horace Silver...
Just posted a killer exercise page by saxophonist Jeff Ellwood, one of the most original saxophonists on the West Coast.
Hope you like it! As always, comments on the blog are appreciated and welcomed.
I have an essay coming up that touches on Parker, and a particular bebop phrase. I'm trying to trace its origin.
The only recording I have is of Charlie Parker playing it, at 1.34, on "Chi Chi", from 1953. It can be heard here:
Here it is (in concert). It's a relatively simple little...
You guys are invited to enjoy a slammin master class about the life and music of Charlie Parker. This is an in-depth class for students, performers and teachers of Jazz:
The class itself starts at 5:38..You will Dig this:)
Tonight I'll be performing on Late Night with Conan O'Brien with singer-songwriter Amos Lee.
Trumpeter Rashawn Ross (Dave Matthews Band) and I will be backing up Amos on a new song.
As I shared with members of my video lesson website, learning this tune--and coming up with the horn...
don't know, if it is the right place of the forum for my question:
I'm searching 2 small tunes of the old swing-aera:
1. Coleman Hawkins - "Bean and the Boys" - a head over a tune by S. Romberg - "Lover come back to me"
2. Coleman Hawkins - or Ben Webster - "De-Dar" a...
So I spent the past six months focusing solely on my tone and have it way closer to where I want it. Now I want to focus on my improv. I have been improving by ear for the past 5 years and I want to change that, as though it is useful, it is hard to go from alto to tenor now since I hear...