I demonstrate here some concepts of creating interesting and sophisticated harmonies by using simple triads.
Here is a YouTube video of Mulgrew Miller clinic atUniversity of New Orleans taken in April 2013. Mulgrew speaks an plays just a month before he passed away…
Here is a short example of harmonization of the popular jazz standard It Could Happen To You by Jimmy Van Heusen and Johnny Burke
If you use iPad to read music and looking for a good way to handle you music books collection there are a bunch of very useful apps for it. Here is the simple way to index your Real Books withing forScore.
The Great American Song Book is a huge source of inspiration and the best way to learn about harmony, melody, rhythm and musical form.
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…
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.
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.
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
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.