From 3rds and 7s to 6 note powerful rootless voicings, I walk you through Sonny Rollins' Airegin and discuss ALL the possibilities. Thanks for sharing and liking!
These are my very favorite voices on the planet. The five people I mention in this video were born with an indescribable and un-learnable something that makes their voices stand out above all others to me. Let me know your favorites in the comments!
Around the one and a half minute mark on the Oscar Peterson Trio recording of "C Jam Blues" on the Night Train album, Oscar Peterson turns the time around by using a very slick device...rhythmic displacement. Let's break it down and talk about this little nuance that adds to the genius of this pianist.
Ever had to get up on the stage and perform with people you have NEVER REHEARSED WITH? It happened to me last weekend in Bismarck, North Dakota at University of Mary and I would like to tell you a bit about how it felt! Thanks to Nestor Torres and co, as well as everyone from UMary. It was a blast!
Live streaming 01/25/2020
I went to NAMM 2020 in Anaheim to perform at the Earthworks booth. There were some twists and turns and surprises, both good and bad along the way. I hope you like my NAMM story.
Using one of the licks that Oscar Peterson played at Ronnie Scott’s in his “Boogie Blues Etudes”, I composed an attitude, over an F blues That uses his soulful lick and inverts and transposes it it to explore it’s sound a little deeper.
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Footage and audio from my gig at The Blue Whale in Los Angeles on November 18, 2019 Guitar: Mike Scott Bass: Bruce Lett Drums: James Yoshizawa Audio mixed and recorded by Jonny Maia Video recorded by my husband, John.
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