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Frans Elsen – I Cover The Waterfront

Frans Elsen playing his beautiful version of I Cover The Waterfront.

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Barry Harris Plays Slow Blues

I have transcribed this solo some years ago and always wanted to come back to play it again. This is one of a few recorded examples of the pianist Barry Harris playing slow blues

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Think on Me

Here is a little project I’ve made remotely with my old friend, a very fine musician from Holland Niels Tausk.

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The Most Transcribed Piano Solo

Wynton Kelly’s solo on Freddie Freeloader from Miles Davis’ album Kind of Blue is a classic example of a jazz piano …

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Smooth Sailing & Streaming

The “Smooth Sailing” recording I’ve produced together with vocalist Simona Arones is now at the major streaming services – Apple Music, Spotify, Amazon, Deezer & more!

Diminished Dimensions

Moving The Diminished Here are a few examples of the movements within the diminished harmony. I am demonstrating here the movements …

Sullivan Fortner Live From NY

I became a big fan of pianist Sullivan Fortner (33). He is really special, he sounds very fresh and original and, …

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Do It! Barry Harris On Cherokee

Table of contents: 1. Steve Grossman2. Do It (The Album)3. Cherokee4. Barry Harris solo This Barry Harris’s solo on Cherokee is …

Smokin’ at Smoke

The streaming jazz performances during the pandemic times in 2020 really kept inspiring. I feel like I’ve been almost present in …

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The Magic of Triads In Jazz

Here are some ideas on how to create interesting harmonies by using simple triads.

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Mulgrew Miller at The UNO

Here is a YouTube video of Mulgrew Miller clinic at The University of New Orleans taken in April 2013. Mulgrew speaks and plays just a month before he passed away…

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It Could Happen To You

Here is a short example of harmonization of the popular jazz standard It Could Happen To You by Jimmy Van Heusen and Johnny Burke

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Indexing Real Books On iPad

If you use iPad to read music and are looking for a good way to handle your music book collection, there are a bunch of very useful apps for it. Here is a simple way to index your Real Books.

Playing Jazz Standards

The Great American Song Book is a huge source of inspiration and the best way to learn about harmony, melody, rhythm and musical form.

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Harry Whitaker – Blues For Piano Players

Meeting Harry Whitaker was one of the brightest things that happened to me in New York City. Pianist-composer-producer Harry Whitaker inspired many players in New York…

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Barry Harris Solo on Hocus-Pocus

Here is a transcription of Barry Harris solo on Lee Morgan composition Hocus-Pocus from The Sidewinder. I dedicate this post to him, his legacy and his students and fans around the world.

I Remember Mulgrew (part 2)

Mulgrew Miller was known for being the highly in-demand pianist for recordings and on-stage. One of the reasons for that is that he was not only a great accompanist but he also gave an inspiration to the soloist and a whole group.

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I Remember Mulgrew (part 1)

Mulgrew Miller was one of the most inspirational musicians I have ever met. In June 2012 Mulgrew Miller was a guest artist at The Center for Jazz Studies, The Israel Conservatory of Music In Tel Aviv. It was a remarkable week full of music and a wonderful experience

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Relaxin’ with Chuck

Playing with the great bassist-arranger-composer Chuck Israels during his in 2009-10 was a wonderful experience. One of the tunes we played was Relaxin’ at Camarillo by Charlie Parker.

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