Music Education Monday: A jazz piano lesson from Don Grusin

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This week for Music Education Monday, you can check out a video lesson from pianist Don Grusin.

The younger brother of musician, producer, and label owner Dave Grusin, Don Grusin has made 17 albums as a leader, and has been heard in hundreds of other recordings, films and TV shows made during the past 40 years, working with jazz musicians and singers including Lee Ritenour, Brenda Russell, Tom Browne, Ernie Watts, Joe Pass, Eric Marienthal, David Benoit, Patti Austin, Harvey Mason, Lorraine Feather, and many more.

In this video lesson, Grusin touches on topics including alternate voicings, blues changes, solo techniques, rhythm patterns, and much more, with some help from fellow musicians including his brother Dave, Ernie Watts on saxophone, bassist Abraham Laboriel, and others.

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This story appears courtesy of St. Louis Jazz Notes by Dean Minderman.
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