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Very interesting.
 

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rcwjd said:
Thanks for posting this. I wish we had the same kind of access to such as this in the U.S. :cool:

You think USA is blocking your access to masterclasses? Or you think they don't have jazz programing in USA? Not to mention since you just listened to it, doesn't that mean you accessed it? With internet everything accessible in my opinion. There are more Jazz workshops and Masterclasses in the USA then you could possible go to.
 

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Yep the ABC is awesome. We are very lucky to have such a free thinking, relatively well funded alternative to the commercial media abyss.
 

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Yep the ABC is awesome. We are very lucky to have such a free thinking, relatively well funded alternative to the commercial media abyss.
And that's just Kerry O'Keefe calling the cricket. The music programs and documentaries are great too. :D

Thanks for posting this Grant. I missed it yesterday.
 

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Do I believe there is a conspiracy blocking access to saxophone masterclasses in the U.S.? No.

Do I believe that there is a general absence of public programming such as this that is accessible to anyone - regardless of their economic situation, computer savvy, or available time and resources to travel to a masterclass? Yes.

Do I believe that it is worth arguing about? No. :cool:
 

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That was great. Thank you.
 

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Dog Pants said:
And that's just Kerry O'Keefe calling the cricket. The music programs and documentaries are great too. :D

Thanks for posting this Grant. I missed it yesterday.

Do all Australian women talk that sexy? I may need move to Austalia...

I loved how she pronounced the word "saxophone".:D
 

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Do all Australian women talk that sexy? I may need move to Austalia...

I loved how she pronounced the word "saxophone".:D
Unfortunately, no. Don't mistake "Radio announcer voice," for that of the average man or woman. All announcers can do that sexy voice thing. I'll bet Bill Mecca can do a mean Barry White. :D ;)
 

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Thanks for posting this masterclass - after listening to it, I looked up his website - he has great advice particularly about what he terms 'mouthpiece Nirvana'.
 

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Dog Pants said:
And that's just Kerry O'Keefe calling the cricket. The music programs and documentaries are great too. :D

Thanks for posting this Grant. I missed it yesterday.
Great stuff. His soprano tone sounds much better than I remembered. I guess the cricket comment thing is in reference with the vocalizations.
 

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rcwjd said:
Thanks for posting this. I wish we had the same kind of access to such as this in the U.S. :cool:
Check out PBS in the wee hours of the morning. You will catch some great jazz music/musicians fairly often. I have to say though that jazz seems to have a bigger following in Europe and Japan than it does in the US right now. Not that we don't have jazz lovers, but it seems that jazz is almost mainstream in other nations. Over here hip hop, alternative, and dance still reign supreme (gag). Maybe it's a reflection of our younger culture over here...I don't know.

It did encourage me though when a "metal head" friend of mine was complaining about mainstream rock stating that everything sounded the same. Just for kicks, I brought him some early Parker/Davis recordings expecting to get a disgusted look. Much to my surprise, he loved the music. Even more shocking was the fact that he went out and bought some Weather Report, and Jeff Coffin's "Bloom" after I introduced him to fusion jazz. Uhhh...possible future jazz revival? :? :? :? I sure hope so.
 

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Check out PBS in the wee hours of the morning. You will catch some great jazz music/musicians fairly often. I have to say though that jazz seems to have a bigger following in Europe and Japan than it does in the US right now. Not that we don't have jazz lovers, but it seems that jazz is almost mainstream in other nations. Over here hip hop, alternative, and dance still reign supreme (gag). Maybe it's a reflection of our younger culture over here...I don't know.

It did encourage me though when a "metal head" friend of mine was complaining about mainstream rock stating that everything sounded the same. Just for kicks, I brought him some early Parker/Davis recordings expecting to get a disgusted look. Much to my surprise, he loved the music. Even more shocking was the fact that he went out and bought some Weather Report, and Jeff Coffin's "Bloom" after I introduced him to fusion jazz. Uhhh...possible future jazz revival? :? :? :? I sure hope so.
I know quite a few "metalheads" that are really into jazz. I think it appeals to the whole "chops" thing. Then they find it's a whole different world (well, sometimes ;) )
 
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