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Paul Wertico's "Turn the Beat Around," Now Available from Alfred Music

Paul Wertico's "Turn the Beat Around," Now Available from Alfred Music

Alfred Music, the leading publisher in music education since 1922, announces the release of Paul Wertico’s, Turn the Beat Around, A Drummer's Guide to Playing “Backbeats" on 1 & 3. Turn the Beat Around breaks decades-old routine by examining “backbeats" in a whole new light, asking the questions: “Why are backbeats always played on beats 2 ...

Little Melanie: A New Musical Comedy Television And Children's Book Series Pays Tribute To Jazz Legend Hazel Scott

Little Melanie: A New Musical Comedy Television And Children's Book Series Pays Tribute To Jazz Legend Hazel Scott

London5 Studios' Little Melanie is a new brand of children’s entertainment representing diversity and inspiring kids with “the dream is everything" message by paying tribute to jazz pianist Hazel Scott. Little Melanie children’s books and musical comedy television series centres around the diverse family of our heroine. Melanie is a child prodigy who is passionate about ...

New Book "The Evolution Of Imagination" By Renowned Chicago-Based Guitarist Stephen T. Asma Offers Readers A Sparkling Tour Of What We Know About The Human Imagination

New Book "The Evolution Of Imagination" By Renowned Chicago-Based Guitarist Stephen T. Asma Offers Readers A Sparkling Tour Of What We Know About The Human Imagination

Renowned, Chicago-based Guitarist and Philosophy Professor Stephen T. Asma has just completed the writing of his tenth book, entitled The Evolution of Imagination. The new book, published by the University of Chicago Press, is available at Amazon. In The Evolution of Imagination, Asma takes his readers on an extraordinary tour of the human creative spirit: Consider ...

Author Trevor Barre Pens Second Book "Convergences, Divergences & Affinities: Further Beyond Jazz, The Second Wave Of English Free Improvisation, 1973-9"

Author Trevor Barre Pens Second Book "Convergences, Divergences & Affinities: Further Beyond Jazz, The Second Wave Of English Free Improvisation, 1973-9"

The sub title of the book is The Second Wave of Free Improvisation in England, 1973-9. It is the author’s second self-published book about English Free Improvisation, and follows his Beyond Jazz, The Golden Age of Free Music in London, 1966-72, an account of the genre's formative years. “Beyond Jazz” was well received and gained many ...

Monday Recommendation: Charlie Haden Speaks

Monday Recommendation: Charlie Haden Speaks

Woodard and Haden: Conversations with Charlie Haden (Silman-James) Interviews transcribed from tape recordings and transformed into print are often boring substitutes for writing. With judicious editing, however, the technique can be illuminating. Journalist Josef Woodard’s many chats with bassist Charlie Haden (1937-2014) provide valuable insights into what fueled Haden’s musical tastes and goals and the social ...

24 Best Music Tech Conferences: FREE Ebook from PR Firm Rock Paper Scissors

24 Best Music Tech Conferences: FREE Ebook from PR Firm Rock Paper Scissors

Music Tech Conferences: A Guide for Startups is available for free. This 31-page guide will help anyone—from startups to seasoned veterans—navigate the many music and tech industry conferences. Music Tech Conferences: A Guide for Startups includes informative articles that provide help in evaluating how these events fit into your business development, investment, and marketing plans. The ...

Bob Porter on Organ Combos

Bob Porter on Organ Combos

No one knows more about soul jazz and the jazz organ combo than Bob Porter. That's because he produced many of the great recordings of the late 1960s and '70s for Prestige and often wrote the liner notes. He also produced other organ combo sessions in the '80s and beyond. Bob has spent more than 30 ...

Bob Porter on Soul-Jazz

Bob Porter on Soul-Jazz

Back in the late 1960s and early 1970s, when I was in my early teens and just starting to listen to jazz, the soul-jazz albums I dug most were on Prestige and produced by Bob Porter (above). These included Leon Spencer Jr.'s Louisiana Slim, Sonny Stitt and Gene Ammons' You Talk That Talk and Sonny Stitt ...

Recent Reading: Books About Jazz In Four US Regions

Recent Reading: Books About Jazz In Four US Regions

After jazz emerged—or coalesced—as a distinct form of music in jny: New Orleans in the early twentieth century, it quickly took hold throughout the world. Jazz musicians developed on every continent, even in countries where the spirit of jazz goes against the grain of politics and culture; a jazz community is emerging in China, not an ...

Woodstock To Bali - "Guitarlo" Shares 29 True Stories

Woodstock To Bali -  "Guitarlo" Shares 29 True Stories

Guitarlo is Arlo Hennings' compelling, and to the heart honest, memoir that takes readers on a decades journey from his challenging childhood, blossoming as a poet, song writer, musician, agent, husband, father... to his current life in Indonesia where he continues to promote and create music. The inspiration that brought him to Bali began at an ...


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