Practical Ideas & Techniques for Jazz Educators

Acker Bilk, 1929-2014
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AMPLIFi Remote v2.0: The app works with the entire AMPLIFi(TM) family, and connects to a cloud database, allowing guitarists to match tones to tracks in their music library. Since the AMPLIFi product family launched in January 2014, customers have created ...

album releases
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HotWax--Album Reviews: The North - "Slow Down (This Isn't the Mainland)"
JAZZed (2014) Vol. 9, No. 6, pp. 38

The opening track "Great Ocean Road" sets the tone for the album--a melody as genial as most anything Vince Guaraldi (the jazz score for the Peanuts cartoons--him) wrote, yet there are pleasantly twisted twists herein.

HotWax--Album Reviews: Jeremy Steig - "Flute Fever"
JAZZed (2014) Vol. 9, No. 6, pp. 37-38

Before beginning the project of recording his own albums, Hammond thought it would be a good idea to begin his recording career as the featured pianist on the new Jeremy Steig album. [...]the stage was set for the recording of ...

HotWax--Album Reviews: Melissa Stylianou - "No Regrets"
JAZZed (2014) Vol. 9, No. 6, pp. 37

The modern-day studio can serve as a tool, an instrument, and a tonic for whatever ails recorded sound(s), but it also serves as a crutch and an enabler; what the microphones hear is rarely what anybody gets on a finished ...

HotWax--Album Reviews: Ken Thomson and Slow/Fast - "Settle"
JAZZed (2014) Vol. 9, No. 6, pp. 37

Thomson is a member of the punk-jazz combo Gutbucket, director of the Asphalt Orchestra and a member of the World/Inferno Society Friendship Society, the latter an organization combining klezmer, soul,jazz, and punk rock.

HotWax--Album Reviews: Nels Cline & Julian Lage - "Room"
JAZZed (2014) Vol. 9, No. 6, pp. 36-37

"Amenette," named for Ornette Coleman and Neis Cline Singers drummer Scott Amendola, has a bright, Ornette-like folky theme, and "Whispers from Eve" is a country-folk pastoral, which exploits the two players' shared Americana lyricism and their common ground with another ...

HotWax--Album Reviews: Tineke Postma/Greg Osby - "Sonic Halo"
JAZZed (2014) Vol. 9, No. 6, pp. 36

Aside from the level of talent involved - Matt Mitchell, piano; Linda Oh, bass, and Dan Weiss, drums - Sonic Halo is unusual in that this session is led by two altos that also "double" on soprano sax.The way Osby's ...

Changing Jazz Instruction
JAZZed (2014) Vol. 9, No. 6, pp. 34-35

Sure-Fire Technology to Develop Improvisation Skills: There are dozens of different major, minor, modal, synthetic, and symmetrical scales that can be substituted and performed over any chord in different jazz styles like be bop, cool jazz, and modal tunes. [...]there's ...