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Volume 1, Number 4 - Miles Davis (Magazine only, NO CD)

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Volume 2, Number 2 - Michael Brecker (Magazine with CD);

Volume 2, Number 3 - Wayne Shorter (Magazine only, NO CD)

Volume 2, Number 4 - Wes Montgomery (CD ONLY - NO MAGAZINE)

Volume 3, Number 1 - Bill Evans (CD ONLY - NO MAGAZINE)

Volume 3, Number 2 - Cannonball Adderley (Magazine only, NO CD)

Volume 3, Number 4 - Billy Taylor (Magazine with CD)

Volume 4, Number 1 - Kenny Burrell (Magazine only, NO CD)

Volume 4, Number 2 - Joe Henderson (CD ONLY - NO MAGAZINE)

Volume 4, Number 3 - Art Blakey (Magazine with 2 CDs)

Volume 4, Number 4 - Pat Metheny (Magazine w/CD)

Volume 5, Number 1 - Dizzy Gillespie / Jon Faddis (Magazine with CD)

Volume 5, Number 2 - Phil Woods (CD ONLY - NO MAGAZINE)

Volume 5, Number 3 - Chick Corea / Buster Williams (Magazine with CD)

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Jazz Improv Magazine, Volume 1, Number 1, John Coltrane (Cover) 160 Pages, (MAGAZINE & CD)

Companion CD – V1N1:
Frank Capp, “Ya Gotta Try"
Joe Henderson, "Milestones"
Karrin Allison, "It Could Happen To You"
Jack McDuff & Joey DeFrancesco, "The Most Beautiful Girl In The World"
Manfredo Fest, "Over The Rainbow"
Stan Getz, "You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To"
Eric Nemeyer, "If I Were A Bell"
Chick Corea, "Bud Powell"
Dave McKenna & Buddy DeFranco, "Invitation"
Hank Mobley, "The Best Things In Life Are Free"
Clare Fischer, "Autumn Leaves"
Curtis Weaver, solo guitar selection from the album "Curtis Weaver"
James Williams, "Footprints"
Play-Along, "In The Fall"
Play-Along, "Giant Steps"

Features:
Book Excerpt
Ascension: John Coltrane & His Quest, by Eric Nisenson, Chapter Five, Giant Steps
Repertoire: Special Pullout: Many More Than 100 Essential Jazz & Standard Songs (including names of composers and albums on which you can find performances of these songs)

Columns:
Technique: How Much Technique Do You Need To Improvise Well?
Performance: Space: Ideas About How To Use It Effectively To Build Solos
Patterns: What is a ii-V7 Progression?
Harmony: Demystifying Modes - A Quick Introduction To The Practical Application of Modal Scales and Their Related Chords
Rhythm: Syncopation Ideas: Applying Scales & Chords Vocalizations of Syncopated Figures - Suggested Guidelines
Accompaniment: Do you need to rely on chordal accompaniment to play a great solo?
Notation: Taking Some of The Confusion Out Of Ambiguous Chord Notation
Keyboard: How To Play A Walking Bass Line and Comp Chords
Soloing: How To Play A One-Chorus Solo?
Commitment: How Much Time Does It Take To Become A Competent Improviser?
Rhythm: Are Listeners Tapping Their Feet To Your Solos?
Practice: Practical Application of Scales and Chords Over Chord Changes That Improvisers Often Use On The Song "On Green Dolphin Street"

Book Excerpts:
In The Fall" Song in the style of "Autumn Leaves" from Stand-Alone Tapes-Jazz, by Robert Brown, Published by Alfred Publishing Company. You can play along with this selection, which appears on this edition of the Jazz Improv® Companion Compact Disc.
"The Basics" from Theory For The Contemporary Guitarist, by Guy Capuzzo, Published by Alfred Publishing Company
"Diminished Scales" from Mastering Jazz Guitar-Improvisation (Chapter 1 - Diminished Scales), by Jody Fisher, Published by Alfred Publishing Company
"Turnarounds" from Intermediate Jazz Guitar, by Jody Fisher, Published by Alfred Publishing Company

Transcribed Solos: 
How To Transcribe Solos
John Coltrane, Tenor Sax Solo, Naima
John Coltrane, Giant Steps (alternate take), Tenor Sax solo
Joe Henderson Tenor Sax Solo, Milestones #1
Hank Mobley, Tenor Sax Solo, The Best Things In Life Are Free
Grant Green, Guitar Solo, The Best Things In Life Are Free
Wynton Kelly, Piano Solo, The Best Things In Life Are Free
Bill Evans, Piano Solo, Turn Out The Stasr

Songs:
The Two Lonely People, Composed by Bill Evans Bananas & Cream, Composed by Eric Nemeyer, (Melody & Improvised Solo)

Analysis:
(Note-for-note, measure-by-measure analysis of the music)
Giant Steps,
Composed by John Coltrane
Milestones #1, Composed by Miles Davis
The Best Things In Life Are Free, Composed by B.G. DeSylva, Lew Brown, Ray Henderson
Turn Out The Stars, Composed by Bill Evans
The Two Lonely People, Composed by Bill Evans
On Green Dolphin Street, Composed by Bronislau Kaper & Ned Washington

Arranging:
Moment’s Notice, Composed by John Coltrane, Arranged by Eric Nemeyer for Trumpet, Tenor Sax, Trombone and Rhythm Section
How To Write An Original Song - The First In A Series Of Suggested Approaches

Departments: 
Directory
Comics - The Happenings of The Dotted Quarter
Discography: Bill Evans
Album Liner Notes: "Improvisation" by Bill Evans, from the Miles Davis album Kind of Blue
Perspective: Power, Fame and Fortune For The Jazz Musician

Record Reviews
New Recordings

Miscellaneous: 
The Illusion Of Chance
Playing Ballads

Oh My God! Is That Me?
Using Sight, Sound, Touch and Imagination To Build Your Musical Vocabulary For Improvisation
Fantasy Original Jazz Classics. Several pages of descriptions and graphics of selected albums recorded by John Coltrane for Riverside Records in the 1950s.
Fantasy Original Jazz Classics. Descriptions and graphics of selected albums recorded by Bill Evans for Riverside Records in the 1950s and 1960s


Jazz Improv Magazine - Volume 1, Number 2 Thelonious Monk - (CD ONLY - NO MAGAZINE)

CD:
Joe Henderson Big Band, "Without A Song"
Bob Berg, "You And The Night and the Music"
Denny Christianson Big Band Featuring Pepper Adams, "A Pair Of Threes" Hilario Duran, "Brasiliangada"
Alan Broadbent, "Ballad Impromptu"
Jon Ballantyne with Joe Henderson, "BYOB Blues"
Eric Nemeyer, "It Could Happen To You"
Randy Brecker, "The Sleaze Factor"
Clifford Brown, "Joy Spring"
David Liebman, "I Concentrate On You"
David Azarian, "Get Out Of Town"
Red Rodney, "Woody 'N You"
Hank Jones, "Round Midnight"
Daria, "You Stepped Out Of A Dream"
David Liebman, "I Want To Talk About You"
A Play-Along Track: "All The Things You Are"


Jazz Improv Magazine - Volume 1, Number 3 Pat Martino (Cover) (MAGAZINE ONLY- NO CDs)

Features:
Featured Record Label: 32 Jazz
Featured Record Label: Dreyfus Records

Interviews:
Feature: An Interview With Pat Martino, by Eric Nemeyer
An Interview with Sue Mingus, by Eric Nemeyer

Columns:
Perspective: So, You Think You Have Friends in the Music Business?, by Eric Nemeyer
Business: Marketing Your Own Jazz CDs – A Real Life Introduction, by Eric Nemeyer
Listening: 25 Essential Jazz Albums (Part I)
Harmony: Re-harmonizing Songs – Ideas To Help You Create Different Chord Progressions To Support Existing Melodies
Chart: Each of the 12 notes and their function in relation to major, minor, dominant, half diminished, diminished and augmented chords in all 12 keys
Chords: Permutation of 7th Chord Arpeggios
Chart: Permutations of 7th Chord arpeggios in root position, 1st, 2nd and 3rd inversions
Intuition: Sing Your Improvised Solos
Harmony: Modes of the Harmonic Minor Scale
Practice: Patterns: “1-7-5-3” Permutation of chord arpeggios applied to standard song
Practice: Patterns: Rhythmic pattern using selected chord tones, with chages to a standard song
Play Along: “Love For Sale” from David Berger’s Contemporary Jazz Studies, published by Charles Colin

Book Excerpts:
Thinking In Jazz – The Infinite Art of Improvisation (Chapter 10: The Never Ending State of Getting There, continued from Volume 1, Number 2 of Jazz Improv Magazine)
The Birth of Bebop – A Social and Musical History, by Scott De Veaux, Chapter Five, “The Jazzman’s True Academy”
Musical Examples from The Birth of Bebop
Bill Evans – How My Heart Sings, by Peter Pettinger (Chapter 7: Miles Calls Back; Chapter 8: Portrait in Jazz)

Music Book Excerpts
Elements The Jazz Language for the Developing Improvisor, by Jerry Coker, Chapter 9: Sequence
Elements The Jazz Language – A Theory Text for Jazz Composition and Improvisation, by Dan Hearle, Chapter 9: Polychord Nomenclature
Eric Marienthal’s Comprehensive Jazz Studies & Exercises, All Instr. Part 5: Ideas for Improvising

Transcribed Solos: 
Pat Martino, Guitar Solo: “Uptown Down” (Transcribed by Dr. Jorg Heuser)
Pat Martino, Guitar Solo: “Alone Together” (Transcribed by Dr. Jorg Heuser)
Lee Morgan, Trumpet Solo: “Most Like Lee” (Transcribed by Robert R. Redd)
Sonny Rollins, Tenor Sax Solo: “Airegin” (David N. Baker)
Joshua Redman, Tenor Sax Solo: “Home Fries” ((Transcribed by Trent Kynaston)
Steve Khan, Guitar Solo: “Clafouti”
Steve Kirby, Guitar Solo: “Point of Balance”
Rick Della Ratta, Piano Solo: “Ara” (Transcribed by Reed Kotler)
Valery Ponomarev, Trumpet Solo: “Dance Intoxicant”

Songs:
“The Great Stream,” composed by Pat Martino
“You’re Welcome To A Prayer,” composed by Pat Martino
“Hair, Scarf & Fragrance,” composed by Mika Pohjola
“Mountain Mama,” composed by Donny McCaslin
“Dark Blue,” composed by Gerald Spaits

Analysis:
“The Great Stream,” composed by Pat Martino
“You’re Welcome To A Prayer,” composed by Pat Martino
“Along Came Betty,” composed by Benny Golson
“I Remember Clifford,” composed by Benny Golson
“Reincarnation of a Lovebird,” composed by Charles Mingus

CD Reviews:
Tim Armacost, (Double Time Jazz)
Tom Kohl
Landham Brothers
Debby Yeager
Joyce DiCamillo
Pat Martino
Lee Greene (CAP)
Dick Hyman (Reference Records)
Nat Simpkins
Maggie Galloway (Brownstone Records)
Richard Simon (UFO Bass)
Lee Morgan (re-issues on Blue Note)
Joe LoCascio (Heart Music)
Allan Chase (Accurate Records)
Angela Di Niro
Scott Hesse
Bob Ferrazza, Hamptons Hawes (Koch)
Joseph Jarman (Ocean Records)
Mark Elf, Mick Rossi
Primary Colors (Jazzheads)
Randy Waldman
Sax Syndicate
Tom McClung
Rick Holland
Astral Project
Jim Cifelli
Benny Golson
Dave Holland
Diane Hubka
Elias Haslanger
Gerry Mulligan Tribute Band
Danilo Perez
Russell Maline
Joe Parillo
Andy Narell
Steve Wilson
Chick Corea & Origin


Jazz Improv Magazine - Volume 1, Number 4 Miles Davis (Cover) 224 Pages (MAGAZINE ONLY - NO CDs)

Interviews:
Jack Chambers
Bill Cobham
Mike Nock

Columns:
Harmony: Introductions & End
Scales: Beginning on a note other than the root
Rhythm: The Jazz Cymbal Beat
Melody: How To Develop Your Own Sound
Styles: Bebop and Blues From Bird To Barron, by Don Glanden
Modes: Modes and the Creative Process: An Analysis of Miles Davis’ Approach in Kind of Blue, by Eugene Uman
Repertoire: Learning A Song and Improvising On The Song, by Mika Pohjola
Analysis: The Miles Davis Quintet Of The Mid-1960s: Synthesis of Improvisational and Compositional Elements,by Todd Coolman
Perspective My Lessons With Irv – How One Student Taught Me The Value of Conserving Conscious Energy
Play-Along: "Confirmation" from David Berger’s, Contemporary Jazz Studies, Volume 3, Published by Charles Colin
Motivation: Experiencing The Moment
Business: Where The Gigs Are (Or Aren’t)

Book Excerpts:
Milestones – The Music & Times of Miles Davis (Chapter 9: Pfrancing), by Jack Chambers; Published by Da Capo Press
The Sax and Brass Book
All Music Guide To Jazz
Salsa, Further Adventures In Afro Cuban Music For Piano
Jazz Gentry – Aristocrats of The Music World
Serge Chaloff - A Musical Biography
Hot Jazz From Harlem To Storyville
The International Sweethearts of Rhythm
A Tale Of Two Albums – The Musicians’ Dilemma vs. The Doctor’s Dilemma

Transcribed Solos: 
Miles Davis, Trumpet Solo, "Miles Away" from the book The Original Cool Sounds Of Miles Davis 166 Kenny Barron, Piano Solo, “There Is No Greater Love," Transcribed by Eric Nemeyer
Peter Ballin, Tenor Sax Solo, "Cat Paw Skipper," from the album Transmogrified, by Uncle Art on Beezwax Records
Hank Mobley, Tenor Sax Solo, "Bye Bye Blackbird," from the album, Miles Davis In Person, Friday Night, Columbia Records, Transcribed by Eric Nemeyer
Wynton Kelly, Piano Solo, "Bye Bye Blackbird," from the album, Miles Davis In Person, Friday Night, Columbia Records, Transcribed by Eric Nemeyer
Wynton Kelly, Piano Solo, "On Green Dolphin Street," from the album Miles Davis In Person, Friday Night, Columbia Records, Transcribed by Aaron Garner
Kenny Barron, Piano Solo, "Anthropology," from the album Feelin It Together, 32 Jazz, Transcribed by Eric Nemeyer

Songs:
Confirmation, Composed by Charlie Parker
Ornithology, Composed by Charlie Parker
Seven Come Five, Composed by Larry Steen
Son Finite Le Vergini,Composed by Tino D’Agostino
For Thomas,Composed by Randy Johnston
Ozboppin,Composed by Mike Nock ((Recorded on Mike Nock’s album Ozboppin’, Naxos 86019)
The Emperor’s Clothes, Composed by Mike Nock, (Recorded on Mike Nock’s album Ozboppin’, Naxos)
The Philosophers, Composed by Mike Nock, (Recorded on Mike Nock’s album Ozboppin’, Naxos)
Snafu, Composed by Mike Nock (Recorded on Mike Nock’s album Ozboppin’, Naxos)
Quiet Earth, Composed by Peter Kienle, (Recorded on Beeble Brox’s CD Dominant Domain)

Analysis:
Confirmation, Composed by Charlie Parker
Ornithology,Composed by Charlie Parker
Virgo,Composed by Wayne Shorter
There Is No Greater Love,Composed by Isham Jones, Analysis of the beginning of Kenny Barron’s Piano Solo
Anthropology,Composed by Charlie Parker

Exercises Scales Patterns:
Scales – Stella By Starlight
Scales – If I Were A Bell
Chords – Ornithology
Chord Permutations – Ornithology
Scales – Confirmation
Intervals – Just Friends Patterns – All Of You
Patterns – Virgo

CD Reviews:
Mark Elf, New York Cat s (Jen-Bay)
Harry Allen, Meets The John Pizzarelli Tri o
Patricia Barber, Modern Cool (Premonition)
Andy Bey, Shades Of Bey (Jen-Bay)
Don Braden, The Fire Within (RCA)
Miles Davis, Complete Bitches Brew Sessions (Sony Columbia)
Gary Burton, Like Mind s (Concord)
Bill Cunliffe, Bill Plays Bud (Naxos Jazz)
Meredith d’Ambrosio, Echo Of A Kiss (Sunnyside) Phil DeGreg, The Green Gate (J-Curve)
Mad and Eddie Duran, From Here To The Moon (Mad Eddie)
Connie Evingson, I Have Dreamed
Art Farmer, In Europe (Enja)
Hugo Fatturoso, Homework (Big World)
Henry Franklin, The Hunter (Resurgent)
Gerard Hagen, Far Horizons (Resurgent)
Christian Jacob, Time Lines (Concord Jazz) Randy Johnston, Riding The Curve (J-Curve) Joyce, Astronauta (Blue Jackel)
Los Hombres Calientes, Los Hombres Calientes (Basin Street Records)
Arthur Lipner, Portraits In World Jazz
Mike Longo, I Miss You John (Consolidated Artists Productions)
Adam Makowicz, A Tribute To Art Tatum
Jason Marsalis, The Year Of The Drummer (Basin Street Records)
New York Jazz Collective, I Don’t Know This World Without Don Cherry (Naxos Jazz)
Mike Nock, Not We But One (Naxos Jazz)
John Nugent, West Of Flatbush (NY Jam)
Greg Osby, Banned In New York (Blue Note)
Roberta Piket, Unbroken Line (Criss Cross)
Bucky & John Pizzarelli, Contrasts (Arbors)
Michael Rabinowitz, Gabrielle’s Balloon
Judy Rafat, Con Alma – A Tribute To Dizzy Gillespie (Timeless Records)
Al Raymond, Something Big (Star Satellite)
Nika Rejto, Bridge Weaver (Unika Records)
Lee Ritenour, This Is Love (i.e. Music)
Ed Saindon, The Great American Songbook (Big City Jazz)
John Slate, Standard Persona (Level Green)
Larry Steen, First Move (LMS Records)
Sonny Stitt, Just In Case You Forgot How Bad He Really Was (32 Jazz)
Ross Taggart, Ross Taggart & Co.
Fay Victor, In My Own Room (Timeless)
Dave Weckl Band, Rhythm Of The Soul (Stretch Records)
Paula West, Temptation (Paula West)
Jessica Williams, In The Key Of Monk (Jazz Focus)
Adrienne Wilson, She’s Dangerous
Phil Woods – Johnny Griffin, The Rev and I
Pete Yellin, Mellow Soul (Metropolitan)
James Zollar, Soaring With Bird (Naxos)
Pat Coleman – Bob Murphy, Come Rain Or Come Shine
Eddie Higgins, Haunted Heart (Sunnyside)
Herbie Hancock, Complete Blue Note 60s Sessions (Blue Note)
Miles Davis, Miles Davis Quintet, 1965-68 (Sony Music)
Havana Flute Summit (Naxos Jazz)
Silver In The Bronx Horns (Timeless)
Jonas Hellborg (Bardo Records)
Cedar Walton, Naima (32 Jazz)
Buddy DeFranco (Hindsight Records)
Uncle Art, Transmogrified (Beezwax)
Gail Wynters (Naxos Jazz)
Bob Belden Ensemble (Sunnyside Jazz)
Jesse Andrus, Soy Califa (DBK Jazz)
Lenny Breau, (Guitarchives)
Stephen DiBonaventura, Unnat
Ron Kaplan, High St
Mike Nock, Ozb (Naxos Jazz)
Lenny Breau, Live At Bourbon (Guitarchives)
Charlie Parker – Complete Live Performances on Savoy (Denon/Savoy)


Jazz Improv Magazine - Volume 2, Number 1 Horace Silver (Cover) 192 Pages (MAGAZINE & CD)

Companion CD:
Pratt Brothers Big Band, "Easy To Love"
Cedar Walton, "Bolivia"
Suzanne Pittson, "Liberia"
Amandah Jantzen, "Some Other Time"
Cole Broderick, "Keep It Simple"
Frank Tiberi, "The Garz And I"
Eric Nemeyer, "Theme From Mr. Lucky"
Horace Silver, "Yodel Lady Blues"
Barbara Montgomery, "Invitation"
Art Blakey, "Ecaroh"
Amandah Jantzen, "The Song Is You"
Gay Pearson, "Softly As In A Morning Sunrise"
Richie Zellon, "Cherokee Samba"
Play-Along: "Father Song"

Interviews:
Mike Longo
Horace Silver
Cedar Walton

Columns:
Perspective: Success and Failure – Distractions That Compromise Your Potential To Create, by Eric Nemeyer
Collected Wisdom: Silver’s Serenade, by Don Glasgo
Apprenticeship: Lessons I Learned From Horace Silver, by Todd Coolman
Vocals: If You Can’t Sing Rs, Don’t Even Try, by William Collins
Latin: The 21st Century Musician’s Guide To Latin Jazz, Part 1, by Richie Zellon
Scales: Suggestions & Starting Points For Scale Selection, by Eric Nemeyer
Chords Developing Smooth Voice Leading - Root position & inversion chord applied in the context of the ii-V7 progression
Melody Connecting Scales – Longer Lines
Play-Along, "Father Song" from Jim Snidero’s Jazz Conception – 21 Solo Etudes for Jazz Phrasing, Interpretation, and Improvisation, Published by Advance Music

Book Excerpts:
Hard Bop – Jazz & Black Music 1955-1965(Chapter 4: A New Mainstream), by David H. Rosenthal. Published by
Oxford University Press.
What Jazz Is – An Insider’s Guide To Understanding & Listening To Jazz (Chapter 4: The Rhythm Section), by Jonny King. Published by Walker and Company

Transcribed Solos: 
Patterns – The More I See You
Scales – Days Of Wine & Roses
Chord Permutations – There Will...
Scales – Cherokee Cedar Walton, Piano Solo, "Bolivia," from the album Roots, Astor Place, Trans. by Aaron Garner
Richie Zellon, Guitar Solo "Cherokee Samba," from the album Metal Caribe
Horace Silver, Piano Solo, "Stoptime", Transcribed by Rick Helzer
Horace Silver, Piano Solo, "Satisfaction Guaranteed," Transcribed by Adam Perlmutter
Michael Brecker, Tenor Sax Solo, "Yodel Lady Blues," from the album Prescription For The Blues, Impulse, Transcribed by Reed Kotler
Randy Brecker, Trumpet Solo, "Yodel Lady Blues," from the album Prescription For The Blues, Impulse, Transcribed by Reed Kotler
Blue Mitchell, Trumpet Solo, "Ah So," from the album Horace Silver album Tokyo Blues, Blue Note, Transcribed by Kris Grier
Hank Mobley, Tenor Sax Solo, "The More I See You," from the Hank Mobley album Roll Call, Blue Note, Transcribed by Eric Nemeyer
Freddie Hubbard, Trumpet Solo "The More I See You," from the Hank Mobley album Roll Call, Blue Note, Transcribed by Eric Nemeyer
Wynton Kelly, Piano Solo "The More I See You," from the Hank Mobley album Roll Call, Blue Note, Transcribed by Eric Nemeyer
Dexter Gordon, Tenor Sax Solo "The Days Of Wine & Rises," from the Dexter Gordon album on Steeplechase Records Swiss Nights, Vol. 1. Transcribed by Eric Nemeyer

Songs:
Bolivia, Composed by Cedar Walton, Analysis of Songs & Solos by Eric Nemeyer
Bolivia, Composed by Cedar Walton
Ecaroh, Composed by Horace Silver
Nica’s Dream, Composed by Horace Silver
Stop Time, Composed by Horace Silver, Analysis by Rick Helzer

Exercises Scales Patterns:
Patterns – The More I See You
Scales – Days Of Wine & Roses
Chord Permutations – There Will...
Scales – Cherokee

CD Reviews:
70s Jazz Pioneers, Live At Town Hall (1201)
Greg Abate, Happy Samba (Compass)
Kris Adams, This Thing Called Love
Eric Alexander, Man With A Horn
Ben Allison, Medicine Wheel (Palmetto)
Astral Project, VooDooBop (Compass)
Darren Barrett, First One Up (J-Curve)
Beeble Brox, Dominant Domain (Acme)
Shelly Berg, The Will (Cars Productions)
Art Blakey-Thelonious Monk (Atlantic)
Art Blakey, The Jazz Messengers Columbia
Blue Note 60th Anniversary Boxed Set
Boys Night Out, (BNO Music)
Greg Bobulinski, Hibiscus Flowre (Cats Paw)
Paul Bollenbeck, Soul Grooves (Challenge)
Eric Bolvin, The Eric Bolvin Group (EB Jazz)
Cole Broderick, Winter In Saratoga
Jimmy Bruno Trio, Live At Birdland
Ray Bryant, Alone At Montreaux (32 Jazz)
Buck Clayton, Live From Greenwich Village
Billy Cobham, A Funky Thide of Sings
Crash (CW Productions)
Hank Crawford – Jimmy McGriff, Crunch Time (Milestone)
Eric Crystal, Dark Matter
Buddy DeFranco – Dave McKenna, Do Nothing Till You Hear From Us! (
Concord)
Rene Doruyter
Duke Ellington, Anatomy Of A Murder
Duke Ellington, Black, Brown & Beige
Duke Ellington, 1st Time, Count Meets Duke
Duke Ellington, Such Sweet Thunder
Duane Eubanks, Cote D’Azur Concerts (Verve br> Duke Ellington, Cote D’Azur Concerts (Verve)
Tim Eyermann, Karla’s Fire (Summit)
Bob Ferrel, Bon Voyage (BFM Productions)
Joel Frahm, Sorry No Decaf (Palmetto)
Franklin-Clover Project, Two Worlds
Don Glanden, Only Believe (Cadence)
Matt Gollehon’s Smokin Section, Live At The Blue Note (Half Note)
Rich Greenblatt, Mooin’ (Brass Taco)
Charlie Haden, The Montreal Tapes (Verve)
Jim Hall – Bob Brookmeyer, Live At The Northsea Jazz Festival (Challenge)
Scott Henderson – Gary Willis, Tribal Tech, Thick (Zebra Records)
Reuben Hoch & RH Factor, If I Only Knew (Bellaphon)
Bobby Hutcherson, Skyline (Verve)
Keith Jarrett, Tokyo ‘96 (ECM)
Paul Kendall, Unspoken Words (Cats Paw)
Jackie King, Moon Magic (Indigo Mood)
Roland Kirk, Haunted Melodies – Tribute To Roland Kirk (Metropolitan)
Marohnic, Pilafian, Hopkins, Jazz Nonet
Claire Martin, Take My Heart (Linn)
Irvin Mayfield, Basin Street Records
Pete McCann, Parable (Palmetto)
Rod McGaha, Preacherman (Compass)
Charles Mingus, The Clown (Rhino)
Barbara Montgomery, Ask Me Now
Shelley Neill, Music Sweet Music
Sammy Nestico, Big Band Favorites
Phineas Newborn, Piano Artistry Of (Koch)
Monik Nordine, Not Just To But Over The Moon (MoZo)
Gay Pearson, Nature Girl (GP)
Houston Person, Truth! (Prestige)
Suzanne Pittson, Resolution (Vineland)
Mel Powell, Best Things In Life Are Free (Vanguard)
Pratt Brothers Big Band, Groovy Encounters (Amosaya)
Dewey Redman, Cecil Taylor, Elvin Jones, Groovy Encounters (Amosaya)
Ken Schaphorst, Purple (Naxos Jazz)
Mitch Seidman, This Over That (Jardis)
Tommy Smith, Sounds Of Love (Linn)
Woody Shaw, Little Red’s Fantasy (32 Jazz)
Horace Silver, Jazz Has A Sense of Humor (Verve)
Horace Silver, Hardbop Grandpop (Impulse)
Horace Silver, Prescription For The Blues
Horace Silver, Re-Entry (32 Jazz)
Horace Silver, Blowin’ The Blues Away (Blue Note)
Horace Silver, Horace-Scope (Blue Note)
Horace Silver, Tokyo Blues (Blue Note)
Horace Silver, Silver’s Serenade (Blue Note)
Andy Summers, Green Chimneys (RCA)
Martin Taylor, Two’s Company (Linn)
Dejan Terzic, Four For One (Naxos)
Dawn Thompson, Happenstance (NY Jam)
Frank Tiberi, Tiberian Mode (NY Jam)
Cedar Walton, Roots (Astor Place)
Ken & Harry Watters, Brothers (Summit)
Patrice Williamson, My Shining Hour
Deanna Witkowski, Having To Ask (Tilapia)
Richie Zellon, Metal Caribe (Songosaurus)
Richie Zellon, Café Con Leche (Songosaurus)

Book/DVD Reviews:
Band In A Box; Published by PG Music
The Art of Small Combo Jazz Playing, Composing & Arranging; by Horace Silver; Publ. By Hal Leonard
Thelonious Monk For Guitar; by Gary Wittner; Publ. By Hal Leonard
Effortless Mastery; by Kenny Werner
Connecting Jazz Theory, by Gary Campbell


Jazz Improv Magazine - Volume 2, Number 2 Michael Brecker (Cover) 224 Pages (MAGAZINE & CD)

Companion CD:
Woody Herman Big Band, "Carnivalito"
Michael Brecker, "Madame Toulouse," "Outrance"
Lynne Arriale, "Turning"
Mingus Big Band, "Haitian Fight Song"
Jim Ferguson, "Not Just Another Pretty Bass"
Eugene Maslov, "Kolobok"
Bob Brookmeyer, "Celebration Slow Dance"
Eric Nemeyer, "Soul Eyes"
Bud Powell, "Shaw 'Nuff"
Ballin' The Jack, "Rockin' In Rhythm"

Cassandre McKinley, "Watch Yourself Go By"
Ted Borodofsky And Southern Jazz, "I Can't Give You Anything"
Play Along Track "What's New"

Interviews:
Getting To The Heart Of Dizzy – An Interview with Author Alyn Shipton
Stretching Beyond The Boundaries – An Interview with Pianist Lynne Arriale
Being In Tiberian Mode – An Interview with Saxophonist Frank Tiberi
Man Of The Times – An Interview with Saxophonist Michael Brecker
Lessons In Right Livelihood – An Interview with Vocalist Amandah Jantzen

Columns:
Collected Wisdom: The Real Meaning of Improvisation, by Don Glasgo
Real Words On Jazz: Music For The Long Run, by Brian Torff
The Business of Music Perspective: Urgent Versus Important, by Eric Nemeyer
Jazz Vocal Lesson, Who Cares About Perfect Pitch, Anyway? by William Collins
Arranging: Three Part Harmony, by Eric Nemeyer
Patterns: Ascending & Descending Ninth Chords Using 8th Note Triplets
Beginning Improvisation: Starting Points For Beginners
Ear Training: First Notes, by E. Nemeyer
Perspective: The Reviewer’s Dilemma, By William Collins
Guest Perspective: Superior Teacher – Superior Student, A Private Lesson With Jack Reilly
Harmon: Above – Below, Part 1, By Eric Nemeyer
Latin: The 21st Century Musician’s Guide To Latin Jazz, Part 2 – Candombe, By Richie Zellon
Perspective: The Tyranny of the Ego, By Eric Nemeyer
Accompaniment: Walking Bass Lines
Play-Along: "What‘s New" Composed By Bob Haggart

Book Excerpts:
Groovin’ High: the Life Of Dizzy Gillespie -Chapter 12: The Big Band, by Alyn Shipton. Published by Oxford University Press

Transcribed Solos: 
Lynne Arriale, Piano Solo, "Turning," from the album Melody, TCB, Transcribed by Aaron Garner
Frank Tiberi, Saxophone Solo, "The Garz & I," from the album Tiberian Mode on NY JAM, Transcribed by Adam Perlmutter
Michael Brecker, Saxophone Solo, "Outrance" Transcribed by Rick Helzer
Michael Brecker, Saxophone Solo, "Madame Toulouse" from the album Two Steps From The Edge on Verve/Impulse. Transcribed by Carl Coan.
McCoy Tyner, Piano Solo, "Have You Met Miss Jones?" from the album Reaching Forth, Impulse. Transcribed by Reed Kotler
Pete Christlieb, Saxophone Solo, "Shaw ‘Nuff," Transcribed by Reed Kotler

Songs:
"Hallucinations" Composed by Bud Powell, Arranged for 3 instruments by Eric Nemeyer
"The Garz and I", Composed by Frank Tiberi
"Kolobok" by Eugene Maslov
"Shaw ‘Nuff" - Composed by Dizzy Gillespie and Charlie Parker
"Bouncing With Bud"

Analysis:
Michael Brecker‘s Tenor Sax Solo on "Outrance" Analyzed by Rick Helzer
"Have You Met Miss Jones?" Composed by Richard Rodgers, Analyzed by Eric Nemeyer
"Shaw ‘Nuff," Composed by Dizzy Gillespie & Charlie Parker. Analyzed by Eric Nemeyer
"Hallucinations" Composed by Bud Powell, Analyzed by Eric Nemeyer
Charlie Parker’s Solo on "Shaw ‘Nuff" Analyzed & Transcribed by Rick Helzer

Exercises Scales Patterns:
Voicings: "Hallucinations" Composed by Bud Powell, Arranged for 3 instruments, by Eric Nemeyer
Scales: Ascending Scales over the chord changes for "Soul Eyes"
Pattern: Descending 9th Chord, Arpeggios Over the changes to "Have You Met Miss Jones?"
Chart: Fourth Intervals: Fourth Intervals Created on Scales
Intervals: Fourths, By Eric Nemeyer
Patterns: Fourth Intervals on the chord changes to "Have You Met Miss Jones?"
Chord Permutations - "What’s New"

CD Reviews:
Al Cohn/Zoot Sims, From A-Z (RCA)
Charlie Haden Quartet West, (Verve) 154 Mike Melillo Trio, Bopcentric (Red Rec.)
Uri Caine (Winter & Winter)
John Clark, I Will (Postcards/Arkadia)
Ole Amund Gjersvik, Milonga Triste
Kendra Shank, Wish (Jazz Focus)
Jeff Brown Quartet, (BlueSound)
Scott Hamilton & Friends, Blues Bop & Ballads (Concord Records)
Steve Million, Truth Is… (Palmetto)
Michael Rossi, Beauty & the Blues (MMC)
Lisa Thorson, Resonance (GM Records)
Philip Catherine (Dreyfus Jazz Records)
Matt Wilson/David Berkman.. The Other Side Of Ellington (Palmetto)
Basie Bunch, (Vanguard Records)
Carri Coltrane, The 1st Time (Accurate)
Dave Stryker, All The Way (Steeplechase)
Phil Stockli Qtet, The Horizon (Brambus)
New Jazz Composers’ Octet, First Steps Into Reality (Fresh Sounds New Talent)
Paul Combs, Hawk’s Delight (BoMuse)
Chris Washburne & SYOTOS
AE C, Fanfare For The Warriors (Koch)
Bevan Manson Trio (A-Records)
Dominique Eade, The Long.. (RCA)
Chris Speed, Deviantics (Songlines)
Clark Terry, Intimate Stories (Challenge)
Ronnie Cuber Quartet (Steeplechase)
LaMont Johnson, 242 E 3rd (MasterScores)
Hal Galper/Jeff Johnson (Philogy)
Eugene Maslov, When I Need To Smile (Mack Avenue Records)
Sir Charles Thompson & The Hawk, For The Ears (Vanguard Records)
Teri Thornton, I’ll Be Easy.. (Verve)
John Coltrane, Coltrane’s Sound (Rhino)
Gerald Veasley, Love Letters (Heads Up)
Lenora Zenzalai Helm, Spirit.. (JCurve)
Mingus B.B. Blues & Politics (Dreyfus)
Ed Summerlin, Eye on the Future (Ictus)
Todd Coolman, Lexicon (DoubleTime)
Yoron
Israel, Connection: Live at the Blue Note (Half Note Records)
Lou Mecca Trio, Bridging The Gap
Jack Reilly, Brinksman (Unichrom)
Charlie Mariano,
Savannah.. (Jazzline)
Windmill Sax Quartet (Global Village)
Joyce DiCamillo Trio, LoveL.. (InPulse)
Giammarco/Lande, Love Ballads (Red)
Lovano/Osby, Friendly Fire (Blue Note)
Cassandre McKinley, Right in Front of You (CDS Records)
Rick DellaRatta, Live in Brazil and the BlueNote (Stella Records)
Jeff Pittson, Go Where It‘s Dangerous (Vineland Records)
Chick Corea, Change (Stretch Records)
Enrico Pieranunzi (Challenge)
Jim Ferguson, Not Just Another Pretty Bass (A-Records)
Francine Griffin, Song Bird (Delmark)
Bill Evans, Homecoming.. (Milestones)
Guido Basso/Dave Turner (Justin Time)
Nancy Reed/D. Leonhardt (Big Bang)
Pete McGuinness, Sliding In (Kokopelli)
Saskia Laroo, Jazzkia (Laroo Records)
Amandah Jantzen (Starfire)
Southern Jazz, Swingin’ In Paducah (Southern Jazz Productions)
Hank Jones/Bob Stewart (VWC Records)
Vanguard Jazz Orchestra (New World)
Rosemary Clooney/Duke Ellington, Blue Rose (Columbia)
Astrid Cowan, Swing Team (Astron Jazz)
Bruno Raberg, Orbis (OrbisMusic)
Jackie Allen, Which? (
Naxos)
Steve Rochinski, A Bird in the.. (Jardis)
Andy McKee & NEXT (Mapleshade)
George Mraz, Duke’s Place (Milestone)
UZ22, Renascimento (Malandro)
Victor Wooten, Yin-Yang (Compass)
Jeri Brown, I’ve Got Your.. (JustinTime)
David Murray, Speaking..Tongues (JustinTime)
Christian Eckert, Up! (A-Records)
People Like Us, Believe It (Koch)
Mimi Fox, Kicks (Monarch)
Peterson/Jackson/Brown (Telarc)
Joe Diorio, 20th Century Impressions
Francesco Crosara, Colors (Southport)
Attila Zoller, Lasting Love (Acoustic)
Brainin/Johns, Ceremony (Cats Paw)
Ray Vega, Boperation (Concord Picante)

Book/DVD Reviews:
Video: Joe Morello: Drum Method 2 Hot Licks Video, Rev. by A. Morfopoulos
Jazz Tutor Software; by Master Class Productions, Review by Jan Klincewicz Trumpet Blues: The Life of Harry James
Masters Of Jazz Guitar
Bright Moments: The Life & Legacy of Rahsaan Roland Kirk
Software: Autoscore Professional
Software: Intelliscore Polyphonic
Software: Jazz Piano Masterclass
Software Review: Pianoscan
Music Book: Sonny Rollins Collection
Music Book: Art Blakey’s Jazz Messages
Music Book: Wayne Shorter (solos)
Book: Dexter Gordon Saxophone Solos
Music Book: The Standards Real Book


Jazz Improv Magazine - Volume 2, Number 3 Wayne Shorter Cover 224 Pages (MAGAZINE ONLY - NO CD)

Interviews:
An Angel In The House - An Interview with Deanna Witkowski Tom Varner’s American Tune
The Man In The Mirror - An Interview with Tom Harrell
Learning To Listen - An Interview with Bob Brookmeyer
The Magical Journey - An Interview with Wayne Shorter

Columns:
Real Words On Jazz: Night Music, Night Magic, by Brian Torff
Collected Wisdom - Lester Bowie: Dreaming Of The Master, Part I, by Don Glasgo
Jazz Crossroads: Jazz Legend: Gil Evans Jazz Vocal Lesson Give Me An A!
The Business of Music
Perspective: Maintaining Creative Focus While On The Road, by Todd Coolman
Beginning Improvisation: Rhythms For Single Note Embellishment
Chords: Smooth Voiceleading
Melody: Chromatic Embellishment ofChord Triads, Part I
Accompaniment: Developing Walking Bass Lines on "Our Delight"
Rhythm: The Most Overlooked Element To Mastering Syncopation
Harmony: - Chord Substitution: Colorful Reharmonization Leads You To Unexpected Places
Play-Along - "Hot House" Composed By Tadd Dameron
Latin - The 21st Century Musician’s Guide To Latin Jazz, Part 3 - Vallenato By Richie Zellon
Perspective: Can Jazz Improvisation Be Taught? - Discovering The Art and Discipline of Improvisation

Book Excerpts:
“24 Giant Steps: Fats Navarro Chapter,” by Kenny Mathieson, published by Canongate Books
“36 Tadd: The Life and Legacy of Tadley Ewing Dameron”, by Ian MacDonald, published by Jahbero Press

Transcribed Solos: 
Wayne Shorter, Saxophone Solo on "Pinocchio," Transcribed by Rick Helzer
Herbie Hancock, Piano Solo on "Pinocchio," Transcribed by Rick Helzer
Wayne Shorter, Saxophone Solo on "Dolores," Transcribed by Rick Helzer
Sonny Stitt, Saxophone Solo on "Our Delight," Transcribed by Reed Kotler
Red Garland, Piano Solo on "Our Delight," Transcribed by Aaron Garner
Barry Harris’ Piano Solo on "Hot House" Transcribed by Eric Nemeyer

Songs:
"Pinocchio" Composed by Wayne Shorter
"Dolores" Composed by Wayne Shorter
"Our Delight" Comp. by Tadd Dameron
"Hot House" Comp. by Tadd Dameron
"Sophisticated Lady" Composed by Duke Ellington
"Good Bait" Comp. by Tadd Dameron
"The Scene Is Clean" Composed by Tadd Dameron

Analysis:
"Our Delight" Analyses by Eric Nemeyer
"Hot House"
"Sophisticated Lady"
Solo Trilogies on "Pinocchio" Comp. by Wayne Shorter, Analysis by Rick Helzer
Solo Trilogies on "Dolores" Comp. by Wayne Shorter, Analysis by Rick Helzer

Exercises Scales Patterns:
Practice: Intervals, Fourths- "There Will Never Be Another You"
Practice: Patterns-"Here’s That Rainy Day"
Practice: Permutations of Chord Arpeggios on "Our Delight"
Practice: Scales-"Hot House"
Practice: Open Chord Arpeggios on "The Scene Is Clean"
Repertoire: Learning the Lyrics to Standard Tunes-Why Is It Important for Instrumentalists?

CD Reviews:
Wayne Shorter (GNP Crescendo)
Ron Affif, Solotude (Pablo/Fantasy)
Terrie Richards Alden (Nagel Heyer) Joe Ascione, My Buddy (Nagel Heyer)
Andrea Baker, Table For One (Dane)
Louise Baranger Jazz Band (Summit)
Miri Ben-Ari, Sahara (Half Note)
T.K. Blue, Another Blue (Arkadia)
Ruby Braff, Linger Awhile (Vanguard)
Cole Broderick, Seasons of Saratoga I-IV
Bob Brookmeyer & New Art Orchestra, New Works (Challenge)
Kenny Burrell, 12-15-78 (32 Jazz)
Mark Capon, The Jazz Guitar of… Pete Christlieb, For Heaven’s Sake (C.A.R.S. Productions)
Jeff Coffin, Commonality (Compass)
Dylan Cramer, All Night Long (Casa)
Claire Daly, Swing Low (Koch)
Miles Davis With John Coltrane, The Complete Columbia Recordings (Columbia Legacy)
Lois Dawson,
Sunrise (Myriad Pub.)
Joey DeFrancesco, Goodfellas (Concord)
Dizzy Gillespie, Dizzy in South America Vol. 1 (Red Anchor/CAP)
Don Doane & The Super Senior Sextet, Live (Invisible Music)
Dave Douglas & Tiny Bell Trio, Songs For Wandering Souls (Winter & Winter)
Teddy Edwards & Houston Person, Horn To Horn (32 Jazz)
Mark Elf, Over The Airwaves (Jen Bay)
Kurt Elling, Live in Chicago (Blue Note) Tal Farlow ..., On Stage (Concord)
Art Farmer, To Sweden With Love (Koch)
Curtis Fowlkes, Catfish Corner (KF)
Dave Frishberg, You’re A Lucky Guy (Concord)
Vinny Golia, Dante No (Music & Arts)
Benny Golson Quartet, Live (Dreyfus)
Benny Goodman, Carnegie Hall Jazz Concert 1938 (Columbia Legacy)
Genie Grant, Trav’lin’ Light (DPZ)
Jimmy Greene, Brand New World (RCA)
Steve Griggs & Elvin Jones (Hip City)
Steve Grossman, Do It (Dreyfus)
Jim Hall & Pat Metheny (Telarc)
Lionel Hampton, 50th Anniv. (Half Note)
Roland Hanna, Easy To Love (Koch)
Wilbur Harden & John Coltrane, Complete Savoy Sessions (Savoy Jazz)
Tom Harrell, Time’s Mirror (RCA)
Gene Harris, Alley Cats (Concord)
Peggy Hayes & The Bob Merrill Trio, Songs, Through WWII (Razzle Dazzle)
Hobgood/Torff/Wertico, State Of The Union (Naim)
Charlie Jennison, Iridescence (Invisible)
Jack Jezzro, Brazilian Nights (Green Hill)
Eddie Johnson, Love You (Delmark)
Ron Kaplan, Lounging Around (Kapland)
Mark Kleinhaut, Amphora (Invisible)
Lee Konitz, The Real Lee Konitz (32 Jazz)
Steve Kuhn, Countdown (Reservoir)
Sofia Laiti, Midnight Sun Will Never Set
Jay Leonhart, Sensitive (GrooveJams)
Abbey Lincoln, Wholly Earth (Verve)
Mike Longo & NY State of the Art Jazz Ensemble Explosion (CAP)
Gene Ludwig, Soul Serenade (Loose Leaf)
Curtis Lundy, Against All (JustinTime)
Lenny Marcus Trio, Jazzaphrenia (LJM)
Dmitri Matheny, Starlight (Monarch)
Ron McClure, Double Triangle (Naxos)
Miracle Orchestra, Coalescence
D. Moss/Roy Williams (Nagel Heyer)
NY Hardbop Quintet, Whisper (TCB)
Mario Pavone Nu Trio (Knitting Factory)
Thomas Chapin, Night Bird Song (KF)
Leila Percy/M. Havenstein (Invisible)
Ted Piltzecker, Unicycle. (Equilibrium)
Odean Pope, EBIOTO (Knitting Factory)
Nika Rejto, Liquid Love (Unika)
Sonny Rollins, The Standard (RCA)
Florian Ross, Seasons & Places (Naxos)
Vanessa Rubin, Language Love (Telarc)
Kermit Ruffins, Swing This (Basin Street)
Kim Scanlon, Night Songs (Compass)
Don Sebesky, Joyful Noise (RCA)
Janis Siegel, Tender Trap (Monarch)
Harry Skoler, Work Heart (Brownstone)
Steve Smith/Buddy’s Buddies
Thomas Snow, Northern (Invisible)
Lew Soloff, With A Song (Milestone)
Steve Sonntag, Not A Day Goes By
Tom Teasley, Global Stand. Time (T&T)
Joe Temperley, Double Duke (Naxos)
Bert van den Brink & Rick Margitza, Conversations (Challenge)
Various, Lost Chords (Retrieval Records)
Various, We Remember Tal (J Curve)
Cathi Walkup, Living In A Daydream (Flying Weasel Enterprises)
Ronnie Wells/R. Ellison (Jazz Karma)
Diane Witherspoon, You May (Koch) Gary Wittner, Roadway (Invisible)
Sam Yahel, In the Blink Of Eye (Naxos)
Joh Yamada, Bluestone (Milestone)
One More Look at Wayne Shorter- Reviews of Night Dreamer, JuJu, Speak No Evil
The Soothsayer and Adam’s Apple (Blue Note) Roland Hanna, Easy To Love (Koch)
Wilbur Harden & John Coltrane, Complete Savoy Sessions (Savoy Jazz)
Tom Harrell, Time’s Mirror (RCA)
Gene Harris, Alley Cats (Concord)
Peggy Hayes & The Bob Merrill Trio, Songs, Through WWII (Razzle Dazzle)
Hobgood/Torff/Wertico, State Of The Union (Naim)
Charlie Jennison, Iridescence (Invisible)
Jack Jezzro, Brazilian Nights (Green Hill)
Eddie Johnson, Love You (Delmark)
Ron Kaplan, Lounging Around (Kapland)
Mark Kleinhaut, Amphora (Invisible)
Lee Konitz, The Real Lee Konitz (32 Jazz)
Steve Kuhn, Countdown (Reservoir)
Sofia Laiti, Midnight Sun Will Never Set
Jay Leonhart, Sensitive (GrooveJams)
Abbey Lincoln, Wholly Earth (Verve)
Mike Longo & NY State of the Art Jazz Ensemble Explosion (CAP)
Gene Ludwig, Soul Serenade (Loose Leaf)
Curtis Lundy, Against All (JustinTime)
Lenny Marcus Trio, Jazzaphrenia (LJM)
Dmitri Matheny, Starlight (Monarch)
Ron McClure, Double Triangle (Naxos)
Miracle Orchestra, Coalescence
D. Moss/Roy Williams (Nagel Heyer)
NY Hardbop Quintet, Whisper (TCB)
Mario Pavone Nu Trio
(Knitting Factory)
Thomas Chapin, Night Bird Song (KF)
Leila Percy/M. Havenstein (Invisible)
Ted Piltzecker, Unicycle. (Equilibrium)
Odean Pope, EBIOTO (Knitting Factory)
Nika Rejto, Liquid Love (Unika)
Sonny Rollins, The Standard (RCA)
Florian Ross, Seasons & Places (Naxos)
Vanessa Rubin, Language Love (Telarc)
Kermit Ruffins, Swing This (Basin Street)
Kim Scanlon, Night Songs (Compass)
Don Sebesky, Joyful Noise (RCA)
Janis Siegel, Tender Trap (Monarch)
Harry Skoler, Work Heart (Brownstone)
Steve Smith/Buddy’s Buddies
Thomas Snow, Northern (Invisible)
Lew Soloff, With A Song (Milestone)
Steve Sonntag, Not A Day Goes By
Tom Teasley, Global Stand. Time (T&T)
Joe Temperley, Double Duke (Naxos)
Bert van den Brink & Rick Margitza, Conversations (Challenge)
Various, Lost Chords (Retrieval Records)
Various, We Remember Tal (J Curve)
Cathi Walkup, Living In A Daydream (Flying Weasel Enterprises)
Ronnie Wells/R. Ellison (Jazz Karma)
Diane Witherspoon, You May (Koch) Gary Wittner, Roadway (Invisible)
Sam Yahel, In the Blink Of Eye (Naxos)
Joh Yamada, Bluestone (Milestone)
One More Look at Wayne Shorter- Reviews of Night Dreamer, JuJu, Speak No Evil
The Soothsayer and Adam’s Apple (Blue Note)

Book/DVD Reviews:
Lost Chords: White Musicians… Contributions To Jazz
Trumpet Blues: The Life of Harry James
Masters Of Jazz Guitar
Bright Moments: The Life & Legacy of Rahsaan Roland Kirk
Software: Autoscore Professional
Software: Intelliscore Polyphonic
Software: Jazz Piano Masterclass
Software Review: Pianoscan
Music Book: Sonny Rollins Collection
Music Book: Art Blakey’s Jazz Messages
Music Book: Wayne Shorter (solos)
Book: Dexter Gordon Saxophone Solos
Music Book: The Standards Real Book


Jazz Improv Magazine – Vol. 3, No. 2 Cannonball Adderley (Cover) 256 Pages (MAGAZINE ONLY - NO CD)

Features:
Jazz Improv’s Directory of Jazz Artists & Record Labels

Interviews:
Playing Anything & Everything He Can—An Interview With Gene Perla
Taking It To The People—An Interview With Jane Bunnett
Doing It His Way—An Interview With Ron McClure
One Of The Most Beautiful Gifts—An Interview With Frank Foster
It All Begins With The Ear—An Interview With Gary Peacock
Appreciating The Gift Of Life—An Interview With Yusef Lateef
Selected Discographies—Sampling Of Recordings By Artists Interviewed This Issue

Columns:
Real Words On Jazz by Brian Q. Torff
The Pleasures
Autophysiopsychic Music by Yusef Lateef
Collected Wisdom by Don Glasgo
The World According To Tim Green
In Search of Inspiration: Personal Account- Cannonball’s Contagious Enthusiasm by Todd Coolman
My Time With Cannonball by Hal Galper
Cannonball Remembered On Film by Yvette Giles
Perspective: In Pursuit Of Greatness by Mel Martin
Latin: The 21st Century Musician’s Guide To Latin Jazz by Richie Zellon
Harmony: Chromatic Harmonization by Jim Josselyn
Patterns: Second Inversion Embellished Triads
Accompaniment: Developing Walking Bass Lines on “Star Eyes”
Arranging: Two-Part Arranging— Harmonic Application of Intervals by Eric Nemeyer
Human Nature: Relinquishing Our Fear and Insecurity by Eric Nemeyer
Melody: Using Parallel Chord Streams To Create Tonal Ambiguity & Dissonance by Eric Nemeyer
Chords: Exploring Smooth Voice- leading, Tadd Dameron Turnaround by Eric Nemeyer

Book Excerpts:
Men, Women, and Girl Singers: My Life As A Musician Turned Talent Manager, by John Levy with Devra Hall (Beckham Publications)

Transcribed Solos: 
Cannonball Adderley, Alto Sax Solo “Spectacular” Transcribed by E. Gutzeit
Cannonball Adderley, Alto Sax Solo “Wabash” Transcribed by Ethan Gutzeit
Wynton Kelly, Piano Solo
“Wabash” Transcribed by Ethan Gutzeit
Nat Adderley, Cornet Solo
"Soon” Transcribed by Ethan Gutzeit
Cannonball Adderley, Alto Sax Solo
“Soon” Transcribed by Ethan Gutzeit
Cannonball Adderley, Alto Sax Solo
“Dat Dere” Transcribed by Aaron Garner
Cannonball Adderley, Alto Sax Solo “Star Eyes” Transcribed by Reed Kotler
Cannonball Adderley, Alto Sax Solo
“Del Sasser” Transcribed by Rick Helzer
Bobby Timmons, Piano Solo
“Del Sasser” Transcribed by Rick Helzer

Songs:
“Spectacular” Composed by Nat Adderley, Sam Jones
“Soon” Composed by George & Ira Gershwin
“Teaneck” Composed by Nat Adderley
“Dat Dere” Composed By Bobby Timmons
“Star Eyes” Composed by Raye-DePaul
“Minor Spree” Comp. by Ron McClure
“Gray Thursday” Composed by Frank Foster

Analysis:
“Teaneck” by Nat Adderley
Analysis by Eric Nemeyer
“Dat Dere” by Bobby Timmons

Exercises Scales Patterns:
Intervals: Stacked 4ths on “Star Eyes”
Chord Arpeggios: “Dat Dere”
Scales: “Soon” (in E)

CD Reviews:
Cannonball & Nat Adderley, Summer of ‘55 (Savoy)
Aloisio Aguiar, King Of Hearts
Wessell “Warm Daddy” Anderson
Louis Armstrong, Complete Hot Five & Hot Seven Recordings (Columbia)
Joey Baron, We’ll Soon Find Out
Beatle Jazz, A Bite Of The Apple (Zebra)
David Berkman
Gene Bertoncini, Body & Soul
Hamiet Bluiett, With Eyes Wide Open
Bluth/Messina/Chattin, Formations
Bob Brookmeyer/Mads Vinding
Ray Brown, Some Of My Best Friends
Dave Brubeck, One Alone
Greg Burk, Progressions & Digressions
Gary Burton, For Hamp, Red Bags & Cal
Charlie Byrd, For Louis
Randy Caldwell, Front
Regina Carter, Motor City Moments
Pete Christlieb/B. Ramsay/Milt Kleeb
Bill Cole, Untempered Ensemble
Scott Colley, This Place
Tadd Dameron, Chronological Tadd
Harold Danko/Rich Perry
Steve Davis, Portrait In Sound
Joey DeFrancesco, Incredible!
Lew Del Gatto, Katewalk (Naxos)
Paul Desmond, Lemme Tellya Bout
DiMartino/Osland Jazz Orchestra
Armen Donelian, Wave (Sunnyside)
Dave Douglas, A Thousand Evenings
Mark Elf, Live At Smalls (Jen-Bay)
Marty Elkins, Fuse Blues (Nagel-Heyer)
Duke Ellington, The Chronological
Duke Ellington, Essential Collection
Jenny Evans, Girl Talk
Eye Contact, Havana Manana
Mordy Ferber, Mr. X
Mandy Flowers, Reflections
George Garzone, Fringe In NY (NYC)
Lonnie Gasperini, Turn Up The Gas
Joao Gilberto, Joao Voze Violao
Grand Slam-Hall/Lovano/Mraz/Nash
Don Grolnick, London Concert (Fuzzy)
Wendell Harrison, Rush & Hustle
Duke Heitger, Rhythm Is Our Business
Monika Herzig, Melody Without Words
Jazz Times Superband (Concord)
Randy Johnston, Homage (J-Curve)
Salena Jones, Classic Salena
Miss Justine, Tasty
Ben E. King, Shades Of Blue
Jim Knapp Orchestra, Things For Now
Tom Knific, Home Bass
Lee Konitz/Warne Marsh
Tony Lavorgna Big Band & Combo
Russell Malone, Look Who’s Here
Ethan Mann, Central Park North
Jim Martinez, Echoes of Oscar Peterson & Fats Waller
Jason Moran, Facing Left (Blue Note)
Lee Morgan, Here’s Lee Morgan (Koch)
Mike Nock/Marty Ehrlich (Naxos)
Art Pepper, Renascence
Danilo Perez, Motherland (Verve)
Buddy Rich, Wham!-“LIVE” (Label M)
Issi Rozen, Homeland Blues
Pancho Sanchez, Latin Soul (Concord)
Jaz Sawyer & Irvin Mayfield, Live
Lalo Schifrin, Esperanto (Aleph)
Maria Schneider, Allegresse (Enja)
Will Sellenraad Trio, Streams
Bud Shank Sextet, Silverstorm
Steve Slagle, New New York
Spajazzy

Marvin Stamm/Ed Soph
Alki Steriopoulos, Stardust Memories
Sonny Stitt, Just In Case You Forgot...
Dick Sudhalter, Melodies Heard
Laura Valle, City Lights
Jessica Williams, Blue Fire (Jazz Focus)
Eldee Young/Marshall Vente

Book/DVD Reviews:
Miles & Me
Bucky Pizzarelli
Artie Shaw—Musical Bio
Bebop: The Essential Listening Companion
Swing Jazz: A Visual Journey
Audio Book Review: Musician’s Guide Through The Legal Jungle
Ken Burns Jazz

Book Review: Kind of Blue: Making Of The Miles Davis Masterpiece
Music Book Review: The Goal Note Method
Music Book Review: Triad Pairs
Music Book Review:Approaching The Standards
Music Book Review: Dick Hyman’s Professional Chord Changes And Substitutions For 100 Tunes...
Music Book Review: 1001 Jazz Licks
Miles Davis Collection


Jazz Improv Magazine - Volume 3, Number 4 Billy Taylor (Cover) 272 Pages (MAGAZINE & CD)

Companion CD:
Billy Taylor, “Local Color/Can You Dig It?”
Hank Jones, “Robbin’s Nest”
Thad Jones, “Rhoda Map”
George Coleman, “Up Jumped Spring”
Michel Camilo, “Piece of Cake”
Bob Sheppard, “Bait & Switch”
Bill O’ Connell, “Son Of A Montuno”
Dave Leonhardt, “Solar”
Monica Hatch, “You Go To My Head”
Dom Minasi, “Solitude”
Harry Skoler, “How Am I To Know”
Tony Monaco, “Acid Wash”
Eric Nemeyer, “It Could Happen To You"

Features:
Dr. Billy Taylor: Biography, Songs, Books, Websites

Interviews:
“Tell Your Own Story,” An Interview With Billy Taylor, by Eric Nemeyer
The Tenor of Authority, An Interview With George Coleman, by Eric Nemeyer The Continuous Process of Growth—An Interview With Hank Jones, by Eric Nemeyer
Clarity in Life and Music—An Interview With Renee Rosnes, by Bill Donaldson
Honesty Is The Best Policy—An Interview With Tony Monaco by Bill Donaldson
Voice Full of Joy—An Interview with Dominique Eade, by Devra Hall

Columns:
The Real World, A Sudden Reversal of Fortune, by Todd Coolman
Collected Wisdom, The Day The Music Died, by Don Glasgo
Well Being, Growing After Deceit and Dishonesty, by Petrene Soames
Perspective: The Process of Internalization, by Mel Martin
Practice: Building A Personal Repertoire by Paul Combs
Motivation: The Spiritual Nourishment of Musicians, by Darrin Koltow
Latin: 21st Century Musician’s Guide To Latin Music—Part 8, by Richie Zellon
Melody: Develop Melodic Lines Through The Application of Chromatic & Diatonic Neighbor Triads by Eric Nemeyer
Harmony: Getting From Here To There - Creating Melodic Ideas From Harmonic Embellishment by Eric Nemeyer
Chords: Permutations of Open 7th Chords (1-5-7-3) by Eric Nemeyer
Scales & Patterns: “Push Runs” & “Pull Runs” Exploring Different Paths To Target Notes & Register Changes by Eric Nemeyer
Mind, Body & Spirit: Is This Really Your Own Truth- The Pitfalls of Rationalizing Our Behavior vs. Taking Responsibility, by Eric Nemeyer
Human Nature: Purity of Purpose-Keeping Score vs. The Enjoyment of Playing The Game by Eric Nemeyer

Transcribed Solos: 
George Coleman, Tenor Sax Solo “Up Jumped Spring” Transcribed by John Alexander
Hank Jones, Piano Solo, “Mean What You Say” Transcribed by Aaron Garner
Hank Jones, Piano Solo “Robbin’s Nest” Transcribed by Rick Helzer
Billy Taylor, Piano Solo “Local Color/Can You Dig It” Transcribed by Reed Kotler

Songs:
“Up Jumped Spring” Composed by Freddie Hubbard
“Robbin’s Nest” Composed by Illinois Jacquet
“New Girl” Composed by Duke Pearson
“Piece of Cake” Composed by Michel Camilo
“Bait & Switch” Composed By Bob Sheppard

Analysis:
“Up Jumped Spring” Composed by Freddie Hubbard, Analysis by Eric Nemeyer
“Conception” Composed by George Shearing Analysis by Eric Nemeyer

Exercises Scales Patterns:
Patterns
Scales: “Up Jumped Spring
Chord Permutations: 3-1-7-5
Intervals: Fourths
Embellished Triads: “Robbin’s Nest”

CD Reviews:
Beegie Adair, Dream Dancing
Kei Akagi, New Smiles & Travelled Miles
Carol Akerson, Duke Is The One
Karrin Allyson, Remebering Coltrane
Louis Armstrong, Satchmo The Great
Lynne Arriale, Live At Montreaux
Chet Baker, The ‘50s
Kenny Barron/Regina Carter, Freefall
Chris Bergson, Wait For Spring
Jeff Berlin, In Harmony’s Way
Ron Berman, Songs of Alan Broadbent
Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band, Swingin’ For The Fences
Jane Ira Bloom, Sometimes The Magic
Christer Boustedt, Blues, Ballads & Bebop
Howard Brofsky, 73 Down
Jeannie Bryson, Deja Blue
John Burnett & His Orchestra, Swingin’ In The Windy City
David Chevan/Warren Byrd, Let Us break Bread Together
Chicago Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra, Labor Of Love
Harold Danko, Nightscapes
Bill Dixon/T. Oxley, Papayrus, Vol. 1
Paul Dunmall, The Great Divide
Catherine Dupuis, Moments
Mark Elf, Swingin’
Duke Ellington, Duke At Fargo, 1940
Connie Evingson, Some Cats Know
Garrison Fewell, Birdland Sessions
Dexter Gordon, L.T.D.-Live At Left Bank
Gerard Hagen, Stay Tuned
Coleman Hawkins, Swiss Radio Days
Freddie Hubbard, New Colors
Diane Hubka, Haven’t We Met
Interplay Jack Jezzro, Jazz Elegance
Freddie Jones, My Father’s House
Hank Jones, Red Mitchell, Duo
Jonathan Katz, Continuance
Steve Laspina, Distant Dream
David Leonhardt, Reflections
Mark Levine, Hey It’s Me
Mike Longo, Still Swingin’
Joe Lovano, Flights of Fancy
Gene Ludwig, Back On The Track
Nilson Matta, H. Meurkens, Econtros
Cassandre McKinley, Stay The Night
Jenny Menna, Tony Gaboury, Alone Together
Jay Messer, Bayside Mingus Big Band, Essential
Al Molina, The Gift
Thelonious Monk, Columbia Yrs ‘62-’68
Thelonious Monk, Complete Prestige Recordings
New Vintage Big Band, Always & Forever
Dave Peck, 3 And 1 Kenny Polson, Paradise
Benjie Porecki, The Rest Of My Life
Jim Riley, Some Colorado Friends
Sonny Rollins, This Is What I Do
Lalo Schifrin, Intersections, Jazz Meets Symphony
John Scofield, vWorks For Me Little
Jimmy Scott, The Savoy Years
Shirley Scott, Like Cozy
George Shearing, Back To Birdland
Bob Sheppard, In The Now (Sirocco)
Southern Jazz, There’s No Place Like Home
Mary Starr, Cry Me A River
Dick Sudhalter, And His London Friends
Ira Sullivan, Bird Lives
Jorge Sylvester, In The Ear of The Beholder
Toots Thielemans, Live Takes, Vol. 1 Steve Turre, TNT (Telarc)
Gary Urwin, Perspectives
Mike Wofford, Time Cafe
Phil Woods, Bill Charlap, Voyage
Scotty Wright, Rhythm, Reason and Rhyme
Pamela York, Blue York

Book/DVD Reviews:
Before Motown-A History of Jazz In Detroit, 1920-1960
The Giants Of Jazz Piano
Lester Leaps In: The Life and Times of Lester “Pres” Young
Jazz Memories-Music Of The Jazz Masters
Bill Evans-Everything Happens To Me
Intermediate Jazz Improvisation Cedar Walton Collection
Premier Jazz Series-Arrangements by Quincy Jones and Sammy Nestico (Warner Bros)


 

Jazz Improv Magazine - Volume 4, Number 1 Kenny Burrell (Cover) 256 Pages (MAGAZINE ONLY - NO CD)

 

Features:

Feature: A Man Of His Word - An Interview With Kenny Burrell by Eric Nemeyer

 

Interviews:

Catching An Open Spirit - An Interview With “Stix” Hooper by Eric Nemeyer

Less Chops, More Heart - An Interview With Mimi Fox, by Devra Hall

 

Columns:

The Real World: Detour Ahead, by Todd Coolman

Collected Wisdom: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly, by Don Glasgo

Well Being: Spiritual Approaches To Surviving Life Changes, by Petrene Soames

Perspective: Swing’s The Thing, by Mel Martin

Practice: Making The Most of Daily Exercises, by Paul Combs

Motivation: The Lessons Of Wes (Montgomery), by Darrin Koltow

Personality: Remembering Ted Dunbar by Jim Josselyn

Lesson: “Creative Cooking” - Blending Classic Jazz Ingredients by Mark Stefani

Jazz Piano Perspectives: Voicings, Part 1, by Rick Helzer

Latin: 21st Century Musician’s Guide To Latin Jazz—Part 9, by Richie Zellon

Chords: Exploring The Full Range Of Your Instrument Using Chord Arpeggios by Eric Nemeyer

Intervals: Descending Third Intervals Within Ascending and Descending Lines by Eric Nemeyer

Melody: Linear Shapes—Exploring The Directional and Note Order Permutations of Seventh-Chord Tones—Part 2 by Eric Nemeyer

Mind, Body & Spirit: Character vs. Reputation—Please Identify Who You Really Are, by Eric Nemeyer

 

Transcribed Solos:

Freddie Hubbard, Trumpet Solo “Come Rain Or Come Shine” Transcribed by Ethan Gutzeit

Bill Evans, Piano Solo “Come Rain Or Come Shine” Transcribed by Rick Helzer

Sonny Clark, Piano Solo “Come Rain Or Come Shine” Transcribed by Rick Helzer

Wes Montgomery, Guitar Solo “If You Could See Me Now” Transcribed by Reed Kotler

Kenny Burrell, Guitar Solo “If You Could See Me Now” Transcribed by Ethan Gutzeit

Cannonball Adderley, Alto Solo, “If I Love Again” Transcribed by John Alexander

 

Songs:

“Come Rain Or Come Shine” Composed by Harold Arlen

“If You Could See Me Now” Composed by Tad Dameron

“This Is The Moment” Composed by Sammy Nestico

“Blessing In Disguise” Composed by Eric Nemeyer

“Snake Oil” Composed By Chris Potter

“Earl’s Tune” Composed by Earl Swope

“Whizbang” Composed by Mel Martin

 

Analysis:

“Come Rain Or Come Shine” Composed by Harold Arlen, Analysis by Eric Nemeyer

“If You Could See Me Now” Composed by Tad Dameron Analysis by Eric Nemeyer

 

Exercises Scales Patterns:

Chords: “Come Rain Or Come Shine” (Full Range of Instrument) Chord Arpeggios-Full Length of Inst.

Intervals: “Come Rain Or Come Shine” (Third Intervals)

Chord Shapes: Root Position

Chord Shapes: First Inversion

Harmony: Table—Using Upper or Lower Neighbor Major Triads To Move Away From Original Chord

Chords: Neighbor Triads, 1/2 Step, Alternating Direction

Chords: Neighbor Triads, Whole Step, Same Direction

 

CD Reviews:

Claudia Acuna, Wind From The South

Steve Adelson, The Answer’s Inside

Karl Anthony, All Of Us Dave Askren, Re: Bill Evans

David Azarian, Longing

Ali Ryerson-Joe Beck, Django

Lori Bell, Lori Bell

Lenny Breau, Pickin’ Cotton

Dee Dee Bridgewater, This Is New

Kenny Burrell, Lucky So and So

Kenny Burrell, Stolen Moments

Gary Burton, Virtuosi

Michel Camilo, Triangulo

Caraher, Caraher Greg Chako, Integration II

Chicago Jazz Ensemble, Kenton Ala Russo

Sarah Jane Cion, Summer Nights

Matt Criscuolo, Streets Of New York

Connie Crothers, (1) Music From Everyday Life; (2) Ontology

Randy Dorman, No Boundaries

Duke Ellington, Togo Brava Suite

Vince Ercolamento, Delightful Eyes

Peter Erskine, Badlands

Spiros Exaras, Phrygianics Ex-Hermanites

Carl Filipiak, Looking Forward, Looking Back

Charles Flores, Reminiscence

Satoko Fujii, Junction, Vulcan

Benny Golson, Time Speaks

Charlie Haden, Nocturne

Jim Hall, Jim Hall & Basses

Ken Hatfield, Phoenix Rising

Milt Hinton, The Judge At His Best

Robert Jacobson, Coldwater

Rick Jarrett, Back To Romance

Gary Keller, Blues For An Old New age

Pat Kelley, 3 Guitars,

Ron Kobayashi, No Preservatives- The Legacy Lives On (Mack Avenue)

Lisa LeMay, In A Sentimental Mood

Lemon Juice Quartet, Peasant Songs

Abbey Lincoln, Over The Years

Joe LoCascio, Close To So Far

Sean Loescher, Distance

Los Hombres Calientes, New Congo

Russell Malone, Heartstrings

Bill Mays-Marvin Stamm, By Ourselves

Charles McPherson, Is That It? No, But

Charles Mingus, West Coast 1945-1949

Tony Monaco, Intimately Live at 501

Dave Mosick, Up Against It

Doug Munro, Amalgamation

New York Voices, Sing! Sing! Sing!

Bill O’Connell, Black Sand

Dave Pietro, Standard Wonder

John Pizzarelli, Rare Delight Of You

Pat Pratico, For My Jazz Mentors

Django Reinhardt, Classic Rec. Vol. 2

Sonny Rollins-Art Farmer, Jazz Casual

Ellen Robinson, On My Way To You

Vinnie Ruggieri, Soul Eyes

Jackie Ryan, Passion Flower

Ben Sher & Tudo Bem, Please Take Me To Brasil

Wayne Shorter, Footprints Live

Slice Of Pi Bob Stata, Solid Stata

Bill Trujillo, It’s Tru

Tree On Ik

Vanguard Jazz Orch, Can I Persuade

Marshall Vente Project 9, Marshall Law

Mike Wheeler, Trio

Jack Wilkins, Reunion

Paul Chambers-Wynton Kelly (Complete Vee Jay Sessions, Mosaic)

Tim Cummiskey, Alone Together

Steve Herberman, Thoughtlines

Dom Minasi, Takin’ The Duke Out

 

Book/DVD Reviews:

Castles Made Of Sound-The Story of Gil Evans, by Larry Hicock, Reviewed by Virginia Schaeffer

Open The Door-The Life and Music Of Betty Carter, by William Bauer, Reviewed by Michelle Labieniec-Despard

Grant Green-Rediscovering The Forgotten Genius of Jazz Guitar, by Sharony Andrews Green, Reviewed by W. Lawrence May

Creative Jazz Improvisation by Scott Reeves

Jazz Piano Chords by Misha V. Stefanuk

 

Product Reviews:

SLS Loudspeakers, Reviewed by Gary Henry and Colby Dix of Northern Track


 

Jazz Improv Magazine - Volume 4, Number 3 Art Blakey (Cover) 276 Pages (MAGAZINE & CDS)

 

Companion CD:

2 CDs Enclosed Blue CD:

Tony Monaco & Joey DeFrancesco, Katerina’s Prayer

Mike Kennedy, Teahouse

Gerald Wilson, Blues For The Count

Priscilla Wright, I Got Lost In His Arms

Andrew Hill, Sideways

Art Blakey, Invitation

Eric Nemeyer, Short & Sassy

Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, Bu’s Moods

Sonny Still, Webb City

Jackie Ryan, Season’s of the Heart

Chris Cortez, Jammin’ With Jay

Russell Malone, Hand Told Stories

Bill McCormick, The Nights Get So Cool Here

Oscar Stagnaro, Rabbi Vellanatowitz

Red CD:

Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers, In Walked Bud

Jim Gailloreto, The Insider

Ron Blake, Mighty Burner

Jackie Allen, You Could Be Fred

Tom Wright & Zach Brock, Deadline City

Art Blakey, Just Knock On My Door

Steve Yeager, New Groove Blues

Al Basille, B. D.

G-Fire, Passin’ Thru

Kari Gaffney, Summertime

Fats Navarro, Webb City

Frank Macchia, The Birds of Tower Island

Chassidic Jazz Quartet, Keli Atoh

Novak & Haar, J&M Blues

 

Features:

Art Blakey, by John R. Barrett, Jr.

 

Interviews:

Covering The Bases—An Interview With Wynton Marsalis

Knowing The Score: The Business & The Music An Interview With Bobby Watson, by Dr. Wayne Goins

Greeting Every Note As If They Were People—An Interview With Branford Marsalis, by Marco Pignataro

Art Changed My Life—An Interview With Valery Ponomarev, by Eric Nemeyer

The Balance Between Ego & Humility—An Interview With Adam Nussbaum, by Bill Donaldson

Playing An Essential Role—An Interview With Jimmy Cobb, by Bill Donaldson

A Spotlight Perspective on Alto Saxophonist Bruce Williams, by Vince Giantomassi

Interview with Frank Macchia

 

Columns:

The Real World: Serendipity, by Todd Coolman

Collected Wisdom: Bring On The Funk, by Don Glasgo

Ethics & Integrity: Paranoia & Illusions and Developing Relationships, by Eric Nemeyer

Bebop: Gil Fuller Speaks, by Paul Combs

Influence & Style: Jazz Matters-Developing A Philosophy of Jazz by Marco Pignataro

Sensitivity Training: Ear & Listening Development, Secrets of Transcribing—Innovation Through Imitation by Mark Stefani

Melody: More Creative Cooking, Linear Concepts-Major Moves by Mark Stefani

Jazz Piano Perspectives: Voicings, Part 3—Open Position Voicings, by Rick Helzer

Harmony: “A Visceral Approach To Harmony” by Greg Fishman

Latin: 21st Century Musician’s Guide To Latin Jazz—Part 11, by Richie Zellon

Arranging: Big Band Arranging-Write What Sounds Good-A 12 Step Program To Writing A One-Chorus Big Band Chart, by Dr. Mike Bogle

Success & Happpiness: Barry Manilow or Barry Manilow? Be Careful What You Wish For, You May Just Get It, by Ellen Kahn

Chords: Superimposing Major Triads, by Mark Tonelli

Repertoire: Black Belt In Jazz by Dr. Mike Bogle

Rhythm: Blakey’s Beat, by Dave Miele

Harmony: Moving Away & Coming Back—Using Diatonic and Chromatic Neighbor Triads to Create Tension & Interest In Your Improvisation & Accompaniment, by Eric Nemeyer

Mind, Body & Spirit: Reciprocation, by Eric Nemeyer

 

Transcribed Solos:

Wayne Shorter, Tenor Sax solo “Invitation”

Curtis Fuller, Trombone solo, “Invitation”

Bobby Timmons, Piano solo, “Invitation”

Lee Morgan, Trumpet solo, “Invitation”

Sonny Stitt, Alto sax solo, “Just Knock On My Door”

Cedar Walton, Piano solo, “Just In Time”

Fats Navarro, Trumpet solo, “Webb City (Concert)

Sonny Stitt, Alto sax solo, “Webb City”

Wynton Marsalis, Trumpet solo, “In Walked Bud”

 

Songs:

“Teahouse” Composed by Mike Kennedy

“New Groove Blues” Composed by Steve Yeager

“Short & Sassy” Composed by Eric Nemeyer

“J&M Blues” Composed by Jon Novak

“B.D.” Composed by Al Basile

“In Walked Bud” Composed by Thelonious Monk

“Webb City” Composed by Bud Powell

“To The Nines” Comp. Greg Fishman

 

Analysis:

“In Walked Bud” Comp. Thelonious Monk. Analysis by Eric Nemeyer

“Webb City” Comp. By Bud Powell. Analysis by Eric Nemeyer

 

Exercises Scales Patterns:

Chord Arpeggios: Root position & inversions on “In Walked Bud

Patterns: 3-1-2-3, 5-3-4-5 on “Invitation”

Patterns: 1-2-3-5, 5-3-2-1 on “Webb City”

 

CD Reviews:

Jackie Allen, The Men In My Life

John Allmark, John Allmark Orchestra

Karrin Allyson, In Blue

Franco Ambrosetti, The Winners

Sheryl Bailey, The Power of 3

Kenny Barron, Canta Brasil

Nate Birkey, Ballads Al Basile, Red Breath

Art Blakey, Coast To Coast Art Blakey, Keystone 3

Rodney Booth, Look Over There

Don Bowyer, Itchin’ In The Kitchen

Gerry Hemingway, Shooters & Bowlers

Rosemary Clooney, Sent. Journey

Mark Colby, Tenor Refernce

Jack Cooper, Jazz Orch. of the Delta

Chris Cortez, Groovopolis

Astrid Cowan, Inner Pathways

Curtis Fuller, Four On The Outside

G-Fire, G-Fire

Kari Gaffney, Satin Doll

Jim Gailloreto, The Insider

Gerard Gibbs, To Be or Not To B3

Terry Gibbs, From Me To You

Chris Greco, Pleiadian Call

Bobby Hackett, Live-Roosevelt Grill

Charlie Haden, American Dreams

Woody Herman, Band That Plays Blues

Fred Hess, Extended Family

Hinda Hoffman, Moon and Sand

Reuben Hoch, Chassidic Jazz Quartet

Keith Jarrett, Up For It

Robert Jospe, Time To Play

Gregg Kallor, There’s A Rhythm

Lisa Kelly, J.B. Scott, Memories of…

Mike Kennedy, Quartet No. 1

Mike Longo, Live-Detroit Intl Jazz Fest

Frank Macchia, Galapago Suite

Kitty Margolis, Left Coast Life

Tony Monaco, A New Generation Steve

Million, Poetic Necessities

Thelonious Monk, Trio

Bill McCormick, Music For Guitar

Novak & Haar, A Summer’s Carol

Veronica Nunn, American Lullaby

Orna, The Very Thought of You

Gil Parris, Blue Thumb

Don Payne, Rhapsodic Echoes

Bobby Vince Paunetto, Commit To Memory

Roberta Piket, I’m Back In Therapy

Bud Powell, Live In Lausanne 1962

Flora Purim, Perpetual Emotion

Ted Rosenthal, ThBen Schachter, The Missing Beloved; Inside Looking Out

Diane Schuur-Maynard Ferguson, Swingin’ For Schuur

Jimmy Smith, Definitive Jimmy Smith

Keely Smith, Keely Swings Basie Style

Jacky Terrasson, Smile

McCoy Tyner, Plays John Coltrane

Johnnie Valentino, Searching Souls

Vienna Art Orchestra, Artistry Rhythm

Gerald Wilson, New York New Sound

Priscilla Wright, Singer & The Song

Tom Wright, Common Ground

Pete Malinverni, Autumn In New York

Delores Major, Up Close

Eric Skye, Acoustic Jazz Guitar Solos

Mayra Caridad Valdes, La Diosa Del Mar

Jackie Ryan, This Heart of Mine

Kenn Smith, Short Stories

 

Book/DVD Reviews:

Rat Race Blues-The Musical Life of Gigi Gryce, by Michael Fitzgerald. Reviewed by Virginia Schaefer

Jelly’s Blues: The Life, Music, and Redemption of Jelly Roll Morton, Reviewed by Virginia Schaeffer

The Big Band Drummer, by Ron Spagnardi

Tipbook: Drums. Reviewed by Dave Miele

DVD Review: The Art of Improvisation For All Jazz Musicians, Version 2

 

Product Reviews:

Pritchard Amplifier-”The Sultry Margeaux” 


Jazz Improv Magazine - Volume 4, Number 4 Pat Metheny (Cover) 288 Pages, (MAGAZINE & CD)

Companion CD:
Dave Glasser, "Team Time”
Matt Criscuolo, “Duality”
Jackie Ryan, “When I Grow Too Old To Dream”
John Stein, “Eleanor’s Folly”
Robert conti, “Death By Chops”
Gary Burton with Pat Metheny, “Elucidation”
Eric Nemeyer, “Bananas and Cream”
Jimmy Bruno, “Benny’s Blues”
Steve Adelson, “Tap Dance”
Lainie Cooke, “Let’s Do It”
Eric Bolvin, “Pindrop”
Joe Lovano/Hank Jones, “I’m All For You”
Peter Leitch, “Allyson”
Ken Hatfield, “Mixed Motion”

Features:
In Depth Exploration—An Interview With Pat Metheny, by Eric Nemeyer
Pat Metheny Albums & Recorded Appearances, Researched & Compiled by John Barrett, Jr.
Searching for Charlie Christian, by Dr. Wayne Goins

Interviews:
Roni Ben-Hur
Jimmy Bruno
Robert Conti
Chris Cortez
Carl Filipiak
Bruce Foreman
Grant Green, Jr.
Tom Guarna
Ken Hatfield
Henry Johnson
Peter Leitch
Chuck Loeb
Doug Munro
Gil Parris
John Stein
Dave Stryker
Nneena Freelon
Carmen Lundy
Jackie Ryan
Jackie Allen
Karrin Allyson
Jane Blackstone
Jeanie Bryson
Lainie Cooke
Meredith D’Ambrosio
Deborah Davis
Madeline Eastman
Ruth Naomi Floyd
Wendee Glick
Angela Hagenbach
Ellen Johnson
Nancy Kelly
Denise King
Arlee Leonard
Jon Lucien
Rene Marie
Kate McGarry
Veronica Nunn
Bob Stewart
Roseanna Vitro
Carla White
Lenora Zenzalai-Helm

Columns:
The Real World: Made In Japan, by Todd Coolman
Collected Wisdom: Who Got Rhythm, by Don Glasgo
Composing: Liquid Theory: A Few Thoughts on Tune Writing and Jazz Improvisation, by Dr. Mike Bogle
Mind, Body & Spirit: Instant Gratification, by Eric Nemeyer
Influence & Style: Self Growth In Jazz: A Humanistic Perspective, by Marco Pignataro
Jazz Piano Perspectives: Voicings, Part 4—Open Position Voicings, by Rick Helzer
Harmony: The Minor ii-V by Roni Ben-Hur
Lesson: Adventures In Changes: Part I: Robert Conti’s “Death By Chops” by Mark Stefani
Rhythm: You’ve Got Rhythm—If You Know Where To Look, by Harold Danko and Alan M. Perlman
Harmony: The Stick, by Steve Adelson

Transcribed Solos: 
Pat Metheny, Guitar solo “James” (Transcribed by John McGann)
Pat Metheny, Guitar solo, “Elucidation” (Transcribed by John McGann)
Dave Glasser, Alto Sax solo, “Team Time” (Transcribed by Josh Musselwhite)
Joe Lovano, Tenor Sax solo, “I’m All For You” (Transcribed by John Alexander)
Henry Johnson, Guitar solo, “Third Rail” (Transcribed by Wolf Marshall)

Songs:
“Elucidation,” Composed by Pat Metheny
“Tap Dance,” Composed by Steve Adelson
“Third Rail,” Composed by Henry Johnson
“Mixed Motion,” Composed by Ken Hatfield
“Duality,” Composed by Matt Criscuolo
“Pindrop,” Composed by Eric Bolvin

Analysis:
“Monk’s Mood” Comp. Thelonious Monk. Analysis by Eric Nemeyer

Exercises Scales Patterns:
Chord Arpeggios-”Monk’s Mood”
Patterns (3-1-2-3)-”Monk’s Mood”
Patterns (1-2-3-5)- “Monk’s Mood”

CD Reviews:
"Don Aliquo, Another Reply
Tim Armacost, Brightly Dark
Joshua Bayer, Lines and Grooves
Carla Bley, Looking for America
Eric Bolvin, Quorum
Ray Brown, Some of...Guitarists
Chris Buzzelli, I Can Pick My Friends
Michelle Camilo, Live at the Blue Note
Ron Carter, The Golden Striker
Alex Coke, New Texas Swing
Les DeMerle, Hittin’ The Blue Notes
Lainie Cooke, Here’s to Life
Bob DeVos, Groove Guitar
Eric Elias, My Compliments
Michael Fath, All of Me
Christine Fawson, Happy Talk
Garrison Fewell, City of Dreams
Luis Garay, Sacamba
Daniel Glass, Something Colorful
Dave Glasser, Begin Again
Angela Hagenbach, Poetry of Love
Ken Hatfield, The Surrealist Table
Henry Johnson, Organic
Hank Jones, Milt Hinton, Bobby Rosengarden, The Trio
Valerie Joyce, Reverie
Steven Kirby, North Light
Mark Kleinhaut, A Balance of Light
Larry Koonse, Americana
Ernie Krivda, Music of Ernie Krivda
Ralph Lalama, You Know What I Mean
Bill Lancton, Vintage Melange
Joe Lovano, I’m All For You
Carmen Lundy, Something To Believe In
Pat Martino, Think Tank
Dom Minasi, Time Will Tell
Jeff Marx, Treading Air, Breathing
Drori Mondlak, Wake-Up Call
Denise Montana, In My Life
Paul Motian, Holiday for Strings
New Jazz Composers Octet, Walkin’ the Line
Octobop, Night Lights
Phishbacher, Chillin’
Dan Ramsey, Gentle Giants
Joshua Redman, Elastic
Diane Reeves, A Little Moonlight
Nika Rejto, Midnite Kiss
Barbara Rosene, Everything’s Made for Love
Arthur Rotfeld, Poinciana
Sandy Sasso, Mixed Grill
Greg Skaff, Blues for Mr. T
Vince Seneri, Urban Paradise
Bill Stevens, Dedication
Sue Terry, Pink Slimy Worm
Rich Thompson, Stop-Start
Rich Walker, Lazybird Revisited
Tom Warrington, Corduroy Road
Carla White, The Sweetest Sounds
Cassandra Wilson, Glamoured
Rik Wright, Polymorphism
Steve Yeager, New Groove Blues
Karen Zumbrunn, Twilight World

Book/DVD Reviews:
“Rock/Fusion Improvising,” Taught by Carl Filipiak(a volume in the Mel Bay Publications Private Lessons Series), Reviewed by Winthrop Bedford
“Improvisation for The Contemporary Musician,” by Arnie Berle. Reviewed by Michelle Labieniec-Despard
“MusicHound Jazz: The Essential Album Guide” (Published by Music Sales Corporation), Reviewed by Virginia Schaeffer

Product Reviews:
Pritchard Amplifier- “The Sword of Satori


Jazz Improv Magazine – Vol. 5, No. 1 Dizzy Gillespie / Jon Faddis (Cover) 304 Pages, (MAGAZINE & CD)

Companion CD:
Jon Faddis, Riverside Park
Dizzy Gillespie, Two Bass Hit
Dr. Michael White, Dancing in the Sky
Continuum (Jimmy Heath, Kenny Barron, Slide Hampton, Ron Carter, Art Taylor, Lady Bird
Corey Christiansen, Little Hands, Big Dreams
Jeff Coffin, Walking on Thin Air
Marvin Stamm, Three and One
Jim McFalls, Big Bad Drummin’ Dude
Bob Acri, Wake Robin
Dan Jacobs, Blue
Jeff Marx, Treading Air
Eric Nemeyer, The Real World

Features:
An Interview With Jon Faddis, by Eric Nemeyer

Interviews:
Brass Players
Randy Brecker
Curtis Fuller
Marvin Stamm
Cecil Bridgewater
Orbert Davis
Dave Douglas
Tim Hagans
Mark Isham
Sean Jones
Saskia Laroo
Tony Lujan
Brian Lynch
Dmitri Matheny
Mike Metheny
Flip Oakes
Jeremy Pelt
J.B. Scott
Bobby Shew
Ray Vega

Columns:
The Real World: Summertime Eulogies, by Todd Coolman
Collected Wisdom: What You Talkin’ ‘Bout, by Don Glasgo
Jazz & Beyond: The Unbearable Lightness of Being: A Humanistic Perspective, by Marco Pignataro
Jazz Piano Perspectives: More on Left Hand Voicings, by Rick Helzer
Melody: Elements of Jazz – Melodic Displacement, by Greg Fishman
Composing: Liquid Theory: A Few Thoughts on Tune Writing and Jazz Improvisation, by Dr. Mike Bogle
Lesson: Adventures In Changes: Handling the “A” Section, by Mark Stefani
Latin : 21st Century Musicians Guide – Part 12, by Richie Zellon
From Theory to Imagination: The Ins and Outs of “Lady Bird”, by Eric Nemeyer
Mind, Body & Spirit: Instant Gratification, by Eric Nemeyer

Transcribed Solos: 
Kenny Dorham, Trumpet solo “Lady Bird” (Transcribed by Dan Heflin)
Dizzy Gilespie, Trumpet solo, “Two Bass Hit” (Transcribed by Dan Heflin)
Sonny Clark, Piano solo, “Two Bass Hit” (Transcribed by Aaron Garner)
John Coltrane, Tenor Sax solo, “Two Bass Hit” (Transcribed by Josh Musselwhite)
Jimmy Heath, Tenor Sax solo, “Lady Bird.” (Transcribed by Rick Helzer)
Kenny Barron, Piano solo, “Lady Bird” (Transcribed by Rick Helzer)
George Coleman, Tenor Sax solo, “Lush Life” (Transcribed by John Alexander)

Songs:
“Blue” Composed by Bobby Shew
“Lady Bird” Composed by Tadd Dameron
“Lush Life” Composed by Billy Strayhorn
“Walking On Thin Water” Composed by Jeff Coffin
“Dancing In The Sky”Composed by Dr. Michael White

Analysis:
"John Coltrane’s solos on “Two Bass Hit” by Josh Musselwhite
“Lady Bird” Composed by Tadd Dameron. Analysis by Eric Nemeyer
“Lush Life” Composed by Billy Strayhorn. Analysis by Eric Nemeyer
Jimmy Heath, Kenny Barron solos on “Lady Bird” by Rick Helzer"

Exercises Scales Patterns:
(these appear as part of the article “The “In’s” & “Outs” of Lady Bird”)
Scales: Ascending & Descending
Scales: Beginning On A Note Other Than The Root
Pentatonic Scales (Chart) - Inside/Outside
Modal Pentatonics (as “Push Runs”)
Chord Arpeggios (Asc/Desc)
Chord Arpeggios—Full Length of Instrument
Permutations of notes of 7th Chords & Neighbor 7th Chords
Triads - Embellished from half step above top note
7th Chords & Upper & Lower Neighbor 7th Chords
Patterns - 3-1-2-3, 1-3-2-1
Intervals - Thirds (Descending)
Intervals—Fourths (Ascending)
Quartal Voicings of Melody of “Lady Bird”
Substitutions Suggested by Quartal Voicings of ”Lady Bird”
Blues - Embellished Scale Patterns

CD Reviews:
Rez Abbasi, Out of Body
Jackie Allen, Love Is Blue
Ben Allison, Buzz
Tony Bennett & Bill Evans, Together Again
David Berkman, Start Here, Finish There
Janice Borla, Agents of Change
Bob Brookmeyer, Get Well Soon
Sendy Brown
Tyrone Brown, Song of The Sun
Gary Burton, Generations
Larry Chernicoff, October
Bill Charlap, Somewhere-Songs of Leonard Bernstein
Corey Christansen, Awakening
Robert Conti, Jazz Quintet-Featuring Mike Wofford
Bill Cunliffe, & Gary Foster, It's About Love
Michael Davis, Trumpets Eleven
John Erickson, And So On
Jon Faddis, Legacy
Carlos Fernandez, East Coast Standards Time
Marco Figueira, Brazilliance
Bruce Forman, Swingin’ Out West
Mimi Fox, She's The Woman
Rebecca Coupe Franks, Tribute To Joe Henderson
Don Friedman, Hot House
Benny Golson, Terminal
Angela Hagenbach, Weaver of Dreams
Stefon Harris, Evolution
Roy Haynes, Fountain Of Youth
Percy Heath, A Love Song
Jacintha, Jacintha Is Her Name
Bob James, Take It From The Top
Victor Janusz, Hands Solo
Daryl Johnson, From The Inside
Sean Jones, Eternal Journey
Joe Kap, Street Nois
Lisa Kelly & J.B. Scott, Live At Simons
John LaBarbera, On The Wild Side
Oliver Lake, Steel Quartet
Saskia Laroo, Sunset Eyes
Kerry Linder, Sail Away With Me
Tony Lujan, Tribute
Milton Marsh, We Are Separate…
Harvey Mason, With All My Heart
Erin McDougald, The Auburn Collection
Al Molina, Amigos Todos
Greg Osby, Public
Gil Parris, Jam This
Jim Pearce, Thirty Year Waltz
Richard Reiter, Live At China Gourmet
Jim Robitaille, To Music
Kelly Rossum, Renovation
Steve Rudolph, Dedicated To You
George Shearing, Like Fine Wine
Ben Siems & The Willie August Project, Surrender To The Wind
Terrell Stafford, New Beginnings
John Stein, Portraits and Landscapes
Bob Stewart, Talk of The Town
Joan Stiles, Love Call
Paul Stranahan Trio, Climbing Somewhere
Ed Thigpen Scantet
Sue Tucker, May I Come In
James Van Buren, Live At The Kasbah
Ramon Vazquez, On The Move
Ray Vega, Squeeze, Squeeze
Roseanna Vitro, Tropical Postcards
Fats Waller, Centennial Collection
Barry Wedgle, Paradise
Dr. Michael White, Dancing In The Sky
Phil Woods & Carl Saunders, Play Henry Mancini
Libby York, Sunday In New York
Rachel Z, Everlasting

Book/DVD Reviews:
Just Jazz Guitar Articles, by Jack Wilkins (Mel Bay Publications)
Jazz Scale Workout, by Ken Karsh (Mel Bay Publications)
Jazz Guitar Standards—44 Chord Melody Solos (Mel Bay Publications)
Jazz Guitar Ensembles (Mel Bay Publications)
Jazz Masters: Miles Davis for Bb Trumpet, by Stuart Isacoff (Music Sales Publ.)

Product Reviews:
Acoustic Image-Clarus SL Amp
Besson Trumpet
Besson Trombone
Chicago Brass Works
Giardinelli
Martin Trumpet


Jazz Improv Magazine – Vol. 5, No. 2 Phil Woods - CD ONLY (NO MAGAZINE)

CD:
Brent Gallaher, Vanessa’s Song
Sala Brothers, Until Forever
Jimmy Bruno, Toffelmire Band
Richard “Cookie” Thomas, Angel Eyes
Jazz Rosco, Ray-O’s Bounce
Phil Woods, Q’s Delight
Eric Nemeyer, Manege
Duke Ellington, Perdido
Dom Minasi, Quick Response
Dave Isaacs, Front Porch Swing
Mike Longo & The New York State of the Art Jazz Ensemble, Bag of Bones
Carol Mennie, I’m Not A Sometime Thing
Mark Elf, Groove For Gonzalez
Phil Woods,
All Bird’s Children


Jazz Improv Magazine – Vol. 5, No. 3 Chick Corea / Buster Williams (Cover) 272 Pages, (MAGAZINE & CD)

Companion CD:
Mark Sherman, “Motive #10 Judaican”
James Silberstein, “Song for Micaela”
Carli Muñoz, “Three Little Steps To Heaven”
Leslie Pintchik, “Mortal”
Chris Cortez, “My Way Is Better”
Chick Corea, “Tempus Fugit”
Eric Nemeyer, “Bye Bye Blackbird”
Roger Kellaway, “I Was There”
Marvin Stamm, “Waltz for Mia”
Dick Hindman, “Solar”
Victor Janusz, “Just Another Sunday”
Mike Smith, “Bahia”
Don Stiernberg & John Carlini, “Angel Eyes”

Features:
Annual Piano, Bass & Percussion Directory
Feature:
An Interview with Chick Corea, by Eric Nemeyer
Feature: An Interview with Buster Williams, by Eric Nemeyer

Interviews:
Gary Burton
Kenny Werner

Sketches:
Peter Erskine
Yoron Israel
Gene Jackson
Dan Jacobs
Joe La Barbera
Mike Longo
Dennis Mackrel
Sherrie Maricle
Mulgrew Miller
Jack Mouse
Cathy Rich
Mark Sherman
Don Stiernberg
Marshall Vente
Michael Weiss

Columns:
The Real World: Rising From The Ashes, by Todd Coolman
Collected Wisdom: Brother Ray, by Don Glasgo
Jazz Piano Perspectives: Number 7: Closed Position Rootless Voicings. Expanding the Possibilities, by Rick Helzer
Harmony: Two New Settings, by Greg Fishman
Melody: Augmented Scales and Chords—Suggestions for Practical Application, by Eric Nemeyer
Style & Influence: Perspectives on the IAJE— The Organization, The Convention, by Marco Pignataro
Latin Jazz: The Music of Colombia, Pt. II, by Richie Zellon
Mind, Body & Spirit: Focus on What You Want, Not on What You Don’t Want, by Eric Nemeyer

Transcribed Solos: 
Charles McPherson, Alto Sax Solo “But Beautiful” (Transcribed by John Alexander)
Miles Davis, Trumpet Solo “Tempus Fugit” (Transcribed by Joshua Musselwhite)
J.J. Johnson, Trombone Solo “Tempus Fugit” (Transcribed by Joshua Musselwhite)
Chick Corea, Piano Solo “Tempus Fugit” (Transcribed by Rick Helzer)
Chick Corea, Piano Solo “Tempus Fugit” (Transcribed by Raleigh Daley)

Lead Sheets:
“Motive #10 Judaican,” Composed by Mark Sherman
“Song For Micaela” Composed by James Silberstein
“Three Little Steps to Heaven,” Composed by Carli Muñoz
“Mortal” Composed by Leslie Pintchik
“Bahia” Composed by Mike Smith
“I Was There,” Composed by Roger Kellaway
“Tempus Fugit,” Composed by Bud Powell


Analysis:
“Tempus Fugit,” Composed by Bud Powell. Analysis by Eric Nemeyer

Exercises Scales Patterns:
Permutations of Chord Arpeggios: 1-7-5-3, etc., “Angel Eyes”
Patterns: 3-1-2-3, “Angel Eyes”

CD Reviews:
Rez Abbasi, Snake Charmer
Lynne Arriale, Come Together
Tony Bennett, Complete Improv Recordings
Melody Breyer-Grell, The Right Time
Jimmy Bruno, Solo
Ray Charles, Genius Loves Company
Ravi Coltrane, In Flux
Chris Cortez, Mum Is The Word
Sam Crain, Sam Crain Trio
Sylvia Cuenca, Exit 13
Claire Daly, Heaven Help Us All
Kevin Dorsey, Inner Journey
James Finn, Opening The Gates
Franklin, Clover, Seales, Colemanology
Mike Frost Project, Nothing Smooth About It
Jeff Hedberg, The Summer Knows
Fred Hersch Trio, +2
Dick Hindman, Live at Jazz School
Dan Jacobs, Blue After Hours
Victor Janusz, Cosmo Street
Clay Jenkins, Azure Eyes
Ken Karsh, Ventana
Roger Kellaway, I Was There...Bobby Darin Songbook
Tom Knific, Siena
Irene Kral, Just For Now
Ernie Krivda, Plays Ernie Krivda, Vol. 2
Michelle Latimer, Sings and Plays
Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, A Love Supreme
Russell Malone, Playground
Manhattan Transfer, Vibrate
Wynton Marsalis, Unforgivable Blackness
Sean McGowan, River Coffee
Dan McMillion Jazz Orchestra, Give It One
Carol Mennie, I'm Not A Sometime Thing
Glen Miller, The Centennial Collection
Dom Minasi, Quick Response
Tony Monaco, Fiery Blues
Typhanie Monique & Neal Alger, Intrinsic
Jason Moran, Same Mother
Carli Muñoz, Maverick
Jean-Michel Pilk, Follow Me
Leslie Pintchik, So Glad To Be Here
Cole Porter, It's Delovely
Dafnis Prieto, About The Monks
Don Pullen, Mosaic Select Box Set
Jeff Raheb, Topaz Under The Moon
Buddy Rich, No Funny Hats
David Sanborn, Closer
Maria Schneider Orchestra, Concert in the Garden
Judi Silvano, Let Yourself Go
Michael Jefry Stevens, The Survivor's Suite
Tom Teasley, Global Groovalization
Richard "Cookie" Thomas, Touch You With A Song
Belinda Underwood, Underwood Uncurling
Barry Wedgle & Steve Lacy, Rendezvous
Buster Williams, Griot Liberté
Josh Workman, Jumpin' At The Border

Book/DVD Reviews:
DVD: Django’s Rhythm, Taught by Michael Dunn (Mel Bay Publications)
DVD: The Gadd Gang/Roots: Digital Live Salute to the Saxophone (Eagle Rock Entertainment)
DVD: Charles Mingus: Live at Montreaux (Eagle Rock Entertainment)
DVD: Buddy Rich: Channel One Suite (Lightyear Entertainment)
Book: Jazz Piano: An In Depth Look at Styles of the Masters, by Liam Noble (Hal Leonard)
Book: Essentials for the Be Bop Drummer, by Artt Frank with Pete Swan (Schaffner Press)
Book: Keyboard Signature Licks—Best of Be Bop Piano, by Gene Rizzo (Hal Leonard)
Book: John Coltrane, Giant Steps. Artist Transcription Series (Hal Leonard)
Book: Chick Corea Elektric Band II: Paint The World Artist Transcription Series (Hal Leonard)
Book: Mel Bay‘s Getting Into Gypsy Jazz Guitar, S. Wrembel
Book: The Art of Picking, by Jimmy Bruno (Mel Bay)

Product Reviews:
An Interview with Eric Pritchard of Pritchard Amps
B. Bo Basses
Acoustic Image—Coda R Series IIA
Finale 2005 Notation Software


Jazz Improv Magazine - Volume 5, Number 4 George Benson (Cover) 240 Pages (MAGAZINE & CD)

Companion CD:
2 CDs Enclosed
Blue CD:

Vic Juris, "A Second Look"
Terry Plumeri, "Blue In Green"
Jeff Coffin, "The Mad Hatter Rides Again"
Catherine Dupuis, "You Are All The World To Me"
Eric Frazier, "Walk the Walk"
Dave Liebman, "Child at Play"
Eric Nemeyer, "Welcome Home"
Matt Criscuolo, "Parakeet Lovesong"
Thollem/Rivera, "Twelve Tongues" & "Phasing Out Sliding Down"
Dan Jacobs, "Nadalin"
Eric Elias, "The Sandman"
Curtis Weaver, "Beweavable"
Michael Weiss, "Orient Express"

Red CD: [Enhanced CD]
Rez Abbasi, "Snake Charmer"
Avi Rothbard, "Minor Impact"
Priscilla Wright, "They All Laughed"
Babatunde Lea, "Motivation"
Carla White, "Lotus Flower"
Matthew Von Doran, "Critical Mass"
Bob Stewart, "It's the Talk of the Town"
Mark Elf, "Elfin's Pace"
Jim Pearce, "Debbie's Blue Bicycle"
Christopher Woitach, "Verity, Mon and Two Dads"
Carrie Landsgaard, "Is This Desire?"
Joe Bourne, "When I Fall In Love"
Joe Beck, "Blues for Joe Farrell"
The Galaris Musician's Directory - Full Trial Version
169-Page Music e-Book!! See below for contents!!


Features:
Interviews with George Benson, Russell Malone, Joe Beck, Little Jimmy Scott, Diane Schuur, Keely Smith.

Interviews:
Rez Abbasi, Steve Adelson, Howard Alden, Peter Bernstein, Jimmy Bruno, John Carlini, Corey Christiansen, Catherine Dupuis, Mark Elf, Vic Juris, Sid Jacobs, Babatunde Lea, Rob Levit, Mike Longo, Improvisation with Will Matthews, Dom Minasi, Vernon eilly, James Silberstein, Judi Silvano, Mark Stefani, Cooke Thomas, Curtis Weaver & Josh Workman.

Columns:
The Real World: Eighty Going On Twenty, by Todd Coolman
Collected Wisdom: Tastes Like Chicken, by Don Glasgo
Harmony: I Don’t Play Lame Music At Lunch, by Greg Fishman
Improvisation Explained: Keeping Time With Will Matthews, by Dr. Wayne Goins
Jazz Piano Perspectives: Number 8: “Shout Chorus” Voicings, A Second Layer, by Rick Helzer
Style & Influence: Un Poco Loco—The Fascinating and Perilous Path of Practicing Jazz, by Marco Pignataro
MILES OF MUSIC - The TV Show, by Bob Miles

Transcribed Solos: 
“All Of Me” - Sonny Stitt - Alto Sax solo, C, Bb, Eb, Bass Clef
“All Of Me” - Sonny Stitt - Alto Sax solo, C, Bb, Eb, Bass Clef
“All Of Me” - Lester Young - Tenor Sax solo, C, Bb, Eb, Bass Clef
“Chelsea Bridge” - Joe Henderson - Tenor Sax solo, C, Bb, Eb, Bass Clef
“Will You Still Be Mine” - Miles Davis - Trumpet solo, C, Bb, Eb, Bass Clef
“Will You Still Be Mine” - Red Garland - Piano solo, C, Bb, Eb, Bass Clef
“Will You Still Be Mine” - George Benson - Guitar solo, C, Bb, Eb, Bass Clef
“Will You Still Be Mine” - Clifford Jordan - Tenor Sax solo, C, Bb, Eb, Bass Clef
“Will You Still Be Mine” - Cedar Walton - Piano solo, C, Bb, Eb

Lead Sheets:

“A Second Look” - Composed by Vic Juris - C, Bb, Eb, Bass Clef
“Child At Play” - Composed by Dave Liebman - C, Bb, Eb, Bass Clef
“Debbie’s Blue Bicycle” - Comp. by Jim Pearce - C, Bb, Eb, Bass Clef
“Critical Mass” - Comp. by Matthew Von Doran - C Instruments
“Elfin’s Pace” - Composed by Mark Elf - C, Bb, Eb, Bass Clef
“Orient Express” - Composed by Michael Weiss - C Instruments
”Nadalin” - Composed by Bobby Shew - C, Bb, Eb, Bass Clef
“Snake Charmer” - Composed by Rez Abbasi - C, Bb, Eb, Bass Clef
“Twin Song” - Composed by Avi Rothbard - C, Bb, Eb, Bass Clef
“Verity, Mom and Two Dads” - Comp. Chris Woitach - C Instruments
“Welcome Home” - Composed by Eric Nemeyer - C, Bb, Eb, Bass Clef

Analysis:
“Chelsea Bridge,” Composed by Billy Strayhorn. Analysis by Eric Nemeyer

Exercises Scales Patterns:
“All Of Me” - SCALES - C, Bb, Eb, Bass Clef
“All Of Me” - CHORD PERMUTATIONS - C, Bb, Eb, Bass Clef
“Chelsea Bridge” - EMBELLISHED TRIADS - C, Bb, Eb, Bass Clef
“Chelsea Bridge” - PATTERNS (#4-5-3-1…) - C, Bb, Eb, Bass Clef

CD Reviews:
Beegie Adair , An Affair To Remember
Terence Blanchard, Flow
Brooklyn Sax Quartet, Far Side Of Here
Joe Bourne, Remembering Mr. Cole
Katie Bull, Love Spook
Michel Camilo, Solo
Royce Campbell, Six By Six
Paul Combs Pocket Big Band, Live At Chit Chat
Sam Crain, Bird’s Eye View
Matt Criscuolo, Lotus Blossom
Denise Donatelli, In The Company Of Friends
Ryan Drolet, Trippin’ Wet
Catherine Dupuis, Rules Of The Road
Eric Elias, Solos, Duos, Trios, & Quartets
Eric Frazier, Find Yourself (Then Find Me)
Susan Getz, Jazz Boxx
Rick Helzer, Face In The Mirror
Stevie Holland, Restless Willow
Vijay Iyer, Reimagining
Frank Jackson, New York After Dark
Ahmad Jamal, In Search Of Fajr
Carlos Jiminez, Arriving
Simone Kopmajer, Romance
Carrie Landsgaard, Is This Desire?
Babatunde Lea, Suite Unseen: Summoner Of The Ghost
Dave Liebman, Conversation
Joe Lovano, Joyous Encounter
René Marie, Serene Renegade
Chris McNulty, I Remember You
Marian McPartland, 85 Candles, Live NY
Marcus Miller, Silver Rain
Doug Munro, Big Boss Bosa Nova
Vernon Neilly, G- Fire II
Brian Nova, Shadow Of Your Smile
Rich Peare, Bill Crow, Sunday Session
Luis Perdomo, Focus Point
Mariah Picot, Notes On The Bridge
Terry Plumeri, Blue In Green
Grahame Rhodes, Rhodes Less Travelled
Shapes, The Big Picture
James Silberstein, Song For Micaela
Marvin Stamm, Live At Birdland
Thollem/Rivera, Everything’s Going Everywhere
Mel Tormé, Gerry Mulligan, George Shearing, The Classic Concert
Matthew Von Doran, In This Present Moment
Larry Vuckovich, Reunion With Jon Hendricks
Ben Webster, For Lovers
Judy Wexler, Easy On The Heart
Christopher Woitach, Family
Phil Woods, Groovin’ To Marty Paich
Roni Ben-Hur, Signatures
One More, Music Of Thad Jones (IPO)

Book/DVD Reviews:
DVD Tom Teasley’s Global Fusion Percussion
Music Book: Jazz Saxophone Etudes, by Greg Fishman
Music Book: The Jazz Workbook: Volume 1, by Miles Donahue
Music Book: Modern Jazz Guitar Styles, by Andre Bush (Mel Bay)
Play-Along Book/CD: Inside Outside, Modern Jazz Guitar Solos, By Vic Juris (Mel Bay)
Music Book: Jazz Guitar Technique, by Andrew Green (Mel Bay)
Music Book: Jazz Guitar Structures, by Andrew Green (Mel Bay)
Music Book: Artist Transcription Series: John Coltrane Plays “Coltrane Changes”
Music Book: Artist Transcription Series: McCoy Tyner (Hal Leonard)
Music Book: Artist Transcription Series: The Ron Carter Collection (Hal Leonard)
Music Book: Artist Transcription Series: Count Basie Collection (Hal Leonard)
Play-Along Book/CD: Volume 100, St. Louis Blues (Jamey Aebersold)
Music Book: Intermediate Jazz Improvisation: A Study Guide for Developing Soloists (Jamey Aebersold)
Play-Along Book/CD: Volume 104: Free Play, 13 Musical Landscapes (Jamey Aebersold)
Music Book: Django Reinhardt: Know the Man, Play the Music, By Dave Gelley & Rod Fogg (Backbeat Books)
Book: American Music Is, By Nat Hentoff
CD-ROM: The Jazz Discography, CD-ROM 5.0, By Tom Lord

Product Reviews:
Artinger Custom Guitars
Comins Custom Guitars
Portmaster Heritage Guitar, Henry Johnson Signature Model
Stromberg Guitars
Intellitouch Tuner™
FreeHand Systems Music Pad Pro® Plus
Sabian Artisan Ride Cymbals, The Vault Line
Flip Oakes Wild Thing Trumpet & Flugelhorn


 

Jazz Improv Magazine - Volume 6, Number 2 Joe Lovano Cover 224 Pages (MAGAZINE & ONE CD ONLY)

Companion CD:
Red Disk: Carli Munoz, "Maverick"; Onaje Allan Gumbs, "Healing Zone"; Nachito Herrera, "Song in F"; Farrell/Nicolls, "Angel Eyes"; Sharon Bailey, "More Than You Know"; Joe Lovano, "Bird's Eye View"; Eric Nemeyer, "Stablemates"; Cindy Blackman, "All I Want"; Nicole Pasternak, "Four" and "Me"; Avi Rothbard, "Minor Impact"; Sara Yervand, "But Beautiful"; David Leonhardt, "Rising Tide"

Blue Disk: Ernie Watts, "The Bubala Dance"; Terry Plumeri, "Dolphin Dance", Sandy Sasso, "All My Men"; Mark Sherman, "Little Lullaby"; Joan Crowe, "Twisted"; John Pisano, "Amanhecer (Dawn)"; Frank Catalano, "Love Bugaloo"; Mark Weinstein, "Elegua Abierto"; 3D, "Otra Vez"; Nima Rezai, "Kurdish Dance"; Allen Houser, "Jack’s Of Sutter Street", VIDEO LESSON "Jazzed Blues: Red House" by Mark Stefani.

Features:
Joe Lovano and Lew Tabackin

Interviews:
Jerry Bergonzi, Sonny Fortune, Antonio Hart, Marc Mommaas, Carli Muñoz, Ada Rovatti, Gary Smulyan, Andy Snitzer, and Willie Williams

Columns:
The Real World: Loss of an Unusual Fan by Todd Coolman Collected Wisdom: A Tale of Two Trumpets by Don Glasgo Effortless Mastery: All Art is Movement by Kenny Werner Elements of Jazz: The Art of Articulation by Greg Fishman The 21st Century Musicians Guide to Latin Jazz: Part 15 by Richie Zellon Piano Perspectives: Combining Open Position “A” and “B” Group Voicings by Rick Helzer Style & Influence: Content & Form in Jazz: The Art of Listening & Interacting by Marco Pignataro Apple Harvest: For Cool Tenormen Only by Ira Gitler. illustrations by Mary Jo Schwalbach Mind, Body, Sprit by Eric Nemeyer

Lead Sheets:
"Ray's Idea"
“The Bubala Dance” - Comp. by Ernie Watts - C, Bb, Eb
“Jack’s Of Sutter Street” - Composed by Allen Houser - C, Bb, Eb, Bass.
“Healing Zone” - Composed by Onaje Allan Gumbs - C Instruments
“Spiritual Dance” - Comp. Mark Sherman - C, Bb, Eb, Bass
“Otra Vez” - Composed by 3D - C, Bb, Eb, Bass “Minor Impact” - Composed by Avi Rothbard - C, Bb, Eb, Bass
“Amenhecer” - Comp. by John Pisano - C, Bass

Analysis:
“Ray’s Idea,” Composed by Ray Brown, Gil Fuller. Analysis by Eric Nemeyer

Exercises Scales Patterns:
“Ray’s Idea” - SCALES - C, Bb, Eb, Bass Clef Instruments “Ray’s Idea” - CHORD ARPEGGIOS - C, Bb, Eb, Bass Clef Inst.
“Ray’s Idea” - CHORD PERMUTATIONS - C, Bb, Eb, Bass Clef
“Everything Happens To Me” - EMBELLISHED TRIADS (b6-5-3-1, 4-3-1-5) - C, Bb, Eb, Bass Clef Instruments
“Coltrane Changes” - INTERVALS: FOURTHS (C, Bass Clef)

CD Reviews:
Eric Alexander & Vincent Herring, The Battle
Sharon Bailey, It Never Entered My Mind
Ray Barretto, Time Was, Time Is
Bob Berg, Remembering Bob Berg
Tim Berne, Paris Concert III
Gene Bertoncini, Quiet Now
Greg Chako, Where We Find Ourselves
Billy Childs, Jazz Chamber Music Vol. 1
Marcus Click, Movin’
Joan Crowe, Bird On The Wire
John DiMartino, So In Love
Kenny Drew Art Farmer, To Duke With Love
Clare Fischer, First Time Out
Bob Florence, Friends-Treasures-Heroes
Giacomo Gates, Centerpiece
Dexter Gordon, Digs In
Hayes Greenfield, Peace of Mind
Nachito Herrera, Bembe En Mi Casa
Bill Holman, Live
Allen Houser, Karenji
Kwyjibo, Rise Of
Ingrid Jensen, Here On Earth
“Bujo” Kevin Jones, Tenth World
Elvin Jones, The Truth
Brian LaChance, Lost In Paradise
Mike LeDonne, Night Song
Bradley Leighton, Just Doin’ Our Thang
David Leonhardt, I’ll Be Home For XMAS
Abbey Lincoln, Abbey Is Blue
Eugene Marlow, A Summer Afternoon With You
Pat Martino, Impressions
Hendrik Meurkens, Amazon River
Marc Mommaas, Balance
Thelonious Monk, Alone In SF
Sam Morrison, Miles Away
Myanna, One Never Knows
Nicole Pasternak, In A Word
Andrew Rathbun, George Colligan, Renderings
Dianne Reeves, Good Night & Good Luck
Nima Rezai, Separate Worlds
Grahame Rhodes, Collaboration
Wallace Roney, Mystikal
Randy Sandke, Trumpet After Dark
Sandy Sasso, All My Men
Jimmy Scott, All Or Nothing At All
Mark Sherman, One Step Closer
Sandi Shoemake, Sophisticated Lady
Herb Silverstein, Beach Walker
McCoy Tyner, Passion Dance
Mark Weinstein, Tudo De Bom
“Yaz” Yasuyuki Takagi, You Can’t Say It In Public
Yehudit & Beth Snellings, Different Strokes
Sara Yervand, Introducing
Lester Young, Blue Lester
Mercy Monet, A Touch of Mercy
Gene Ess, Sandbox & Sanctum

Book/DVD Reviews:
Melodic Improvising for Guitar, by Bruce Saunders (Mel Bay)

Improvising Without Scales, by Carl Verheyen (Mel Bay)

Play Like Me, I’ve Got Rhythm, by Bill Susman and Randy Whiting


Product Reviews:
Rico Reeds, Springer Mouthpieces, Roberto’s Winds’ Premium Sax Reeds, The Eastman John Pisano signature model AR880 and M-Audio’s Black Box

Miscellaneous: 
From The Publisher, Letters To The Editor, Jazz Buyer’s Directory, Index To Advertisers

 

Jazz Improv Magazine - Volume 6, Number 3 Buddy Rich (Cover) 304 Pages (MAGAZINE & CD)

 

Companion CD:  
Jerry Kalaf, "Just Like Old Times"
Francisco Mela, "John Ramsay"
Noñameko, "Reunion"
Brian LaChance, "Brian’s Blues" & "Lost in Paradise"
Jason Smith, "Halcyon"
Buddy Rich, "Ya Gotta Try"
Eric Nemeyer, "Milestones #1" (Alternate take
Federico Britos, Jorge Garcia, "Oriente"
Dom Minasi, "Who’s Your Dentist?"
Doug Ratner, "You Snooze"
Robin Eubanks, "Get 2 It"
Primrose Lane Label Medley:
Luther Hughes: "Takin' It Home"
Stu Elster, "It's Dark Tonight"
Dewey Erney, "When I Take My Sugar to Tea"
Glen Cashman, "Studer Rodeo"
Becky Gonzales Hughes, "Laugh and Be Happy"
Ken Song, "Goin' Wes"
CD Metronome VOL.1 4/4. Live Drums for Practicing Jazz
TrueFire Video Lesson with Robert Conti
....and if you make music, 100 Page eBook of Music (Transcribed Solos, etc.)
Video Interview with Ben Reilly.

Features:
Comprehsive bio-discographical analysis on Buddy Rich: "Buddy in 25,000 words or less" by Dave Miele

Interviews:
Family, Friends, Managers, Publicists, Arramgers & Band Members: Steve Peck, Stanley Kay, Peter Levinson, John LaBarbera, Jack Scarangella, Freddie Gruber, Steve Arnold, Nick Rich, Marie & Cathy Rich, Remo Belli;Remembering Buddy: Bobby Shew, Jimmy Bruno, Dave Sahl, Terry Gibbs, Armand Zildjian. More in-depth interviews with Cindy Blackman, Cecil Brooks III, Will Calhoun, Terreon Gully, Tim Horner, Francisco Mela, Dafnis Prieto, Ben Riley, Sam Ulano, Jeff “Tain” Watts, Charlie Shoemake, Kenny Barron, Roger Smith, Werner “Vana” Gierig, Charnett Moffitt, Peter Farrell & Patrick Nichols

Columns:
The Real World: Another Point of View by Todd Coolman
Collected Wisdom: The Future of Big Band Jazz by Don Glasgo
Effortless Mastery: Spirit Never Dies by Kenny Werner
Mind, Buddy & Sprit by Eric Nemeyer
Elements of Jazz: The Follow-Through by Greg Fishman
The 21st Century Musicians Guide to Latin Jazz: Part 16 by Richie Zellon
Piano Perspectives: Five Note Rootless Voicings by Rick Helzer
Rhythmically Speaking: Buddy Rich, Bird and Diz by Dave Miele
Style & Influence: An Open Letter to Wynton by Marco Pignataro

Transcribed Solos: 
“I Thought About You” - Composed by Jimmy Van Heusen, Joey DeFrancesco, B-3 organ solo (C Instruments). Transcribed by John Alexander “I Thought About You” - Bb Instruments; “I Thought About You” - Eb Instruments; “I Thought About You - Bass Clef Instruments; “Will You Still Be Mine” - McCoy Tyner - Piano solo, C Instruments, Transcribed by Raleigh Dailey; “Will You Still Be Mine” - McCoy Tyner - Bb Inst.; “Will You Still Be Mine” - McCoy Tyner - Eb Inst.; “Will You Still Be Mine” - McCoy Tyner - Bass Inst.; “I thought About You” - Miles Davis, trumpet solo, Hank Mobley tenor sax solo, C Instruments. ;Transcribed by John Alexander; “I thought About You” - Miles Davis, trumpet solo, Hank Mobley tenor sax solo, Bb Instruments; “I thought About You” - Miles Davis, trumpet solo, Hank Mobley tenor sax solo, Eb Instruments; “I thought About You” - Miles Davis, trumpet solo,, Hank Mobley tenor sax solo, Bass Clef Instruments; “Shaw Nuff”” - Charles McPherson - Alto sax solo, C Instruments. Transcribed by Rick Helzer; “Shaw Nuff”” - Charles McPherson - Alto sax, Bb Inst.; “Shaw Nuff”” - Charles McPherson - Alto solo, Eb Inst; “Shaw Nuff”” - Charles McPherson - Bass Clef Inst; “Byrdlike” - Freddie Hubbard - Trumpet solo, Bb Inst., Transcribed by Adam Czerepinski

Lead Sheets:
“I Thought About You”; “A Deeper Love” - Comp. by Chris Chalfant - Piano, C, Bb, Eb, Bass Clef Instruments “Just Like Old Times” - Comp. Jerry Kalaf (C) 92 “John Ramsay” - Comp. by Francisco Mela - C Inst 94 “Lost In Paradise” - Comp. Brian LaChance - C Inst.

Analysis:
I Thought About You,” Composed by Jimmy Van Heusen. Analysis by Eric Nemeyer.

Exercises Scales Patterns:
“Buddy Rich: Bird and Diz” by Dave Miele; “The African Ewe Gadzo Ganugbagba - An Ancient Rhythm, Modern Applications,” by Tom Teasley

Arranging:
Conductor's Score: “Ya Gotta Try” - Comp. by Sammy Nestico

CD Reviews:
Monty Alexander, Concrete Jungle
Scott Anderson Nia Quintet, End of Time
Eileen Bertsch, Eileen
Federico Britos, Jorge Garcia, The Sound Of Strings
Brian Bromberg, Wood II
Cecil Brooks III, Double Exposure
Bill Bruford and Tim Garland, Earthworks Underground Orchestra
Will Calhoun, Native Lands
Kenny Carr, Friday at Five
Oscar Castro-Neves, All One
CD Metronome, Volume 1 & Volume 2
Chris Chalfant, Love and Light
Lefteris Christofis, Nous Icons
Tony Cimorosi, Horizon
Steve Clarke, Da Bass Is Loaded
Sam Crain, Rose Of Loami and Other Selections
D-For, Intersection
Duduka Da Fonseca Quintet, Samba Jazz in Black and White
Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis, Prestige Profiles
Joey DeFrancesco, Organic Vibes
Joe De Renzo, Of Night and Day
Vince Ector, Renewal of the Spirit
Walter Fischbacher, Infinity Ltd.
Sherman Ferguson, Welcome To My Vision
Sammy Figueroa, …And Sammy Walked In
Mimi Fox, Perpetually Hip
Wendee Glick, True Colors
Becky Gonzales Hughes, Late Bloomer
Curt Hanrahan Septet, To Be Again
Coleman Hawkins, Prestige Profiles
Fred Hersch, In Amsterdam: Live At The Bimhuis
Reuben Hoch and Time, Of Recent Time
The Jazz Expressions, On The Road
Mikole E. Kaar, A Fifth Of Midnight
Jerry Kalaf, Just Like Old Times
Billy Kilson’s BK Groove, Pots And Pans
Paul Kogut, Know It? I Wrote It!
Cliff Korman & The Brazilian Tinge, Migrations
Bireli Lagrene, Avenue Des Diables Blues
Bob Lark, Until You
Bradley Leighton, Back To The Funk
Frank Macchia, Mo’ Animals
Willie Martinez, Family
Pat Martino, Remember: A Tribute To Wes Montgomery
Francisco Mela, Melao
Dom Minasi, The Vampire’s Revenge
Charnett Moffett, Internet
Typhanie Monique & Neal Alger, Intrinsic
Frank Morgan, Raising The Standard-Live At The Jazz Standard, Vol. 2
Paul Motian, Garden Of Eden
Noñameko, Songs
Luis Mario Ochoa, Cimarrón: Luis Mario Ochoa & Friends

Dave Peck, Good Road
Oscar Perez, Nuevo Comienzo
Bucky Pizzarelli, Frank Vignola, Moonglow
Jimmy Ponder, What’s New
Chris Potter, Underground
Darren Rahn, Once In A Lifetime
Tom Ranier & Glenn Cashman, Blue In Green
Lenore Raphael, A Beautiful Friendship
Nika Rejto, Teazing Socrates
Napoleon Revels-Bey, New Mo Swing
Buddy Rich, Argo, Emarcy and Verve Small Group Buddy Rich Sessions
Carol Robbins, Jazz Play
Avi Rothbard, Twin Song
Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Solo
Carl Saunders, Can You Dig Being Dug
Jenny Scheinman, 12 Songs
Tom Scott, Bebop United
Jeff “Siege” Siegel, Magical Spaces
Jason Smith, Think Like This
Bill Stevens, Full Circle
Chris “Doc” Stewart, Phoenix
Dawson Taylor, It Could Happen To You
Clark Terry, Clark Terry And The Young Titans Of Jazz Live at Marian’s
Julius Tolentino, Just the Beginning
Kenichi Tsunoda Big Band, For J.G.
George Van Eps, My Guitar
Richie Vitale & Orquesta Universal, New York Salsa
Dan Weiss, Tintal Drumset Solo
Chip White, Music and Lyrics
Word-Beat, The Soul Dances

Book/DVD Reviews:
Tommy Dorsey: Livin’ in a Great Big Way—A Biography, by Peter J. Levinson

Product Reviews:
David Gage Czech-ease Bass; JodyJazz DV Alto and the HR* Soprano Buddy Rich Practice Pad, by Drum Workshop; Bosphorus Cymbals, Master & Hammer Series; Sibelius 4: From A Working Musician & Teacher’s Perspective

Departments: 
The Guitar Pages: With contributions by Corey Christiansen, Eric Elias; Henry Johnson, Wolf Marshall, Bob Miles & Mark Stefani.


 

Jazz Improv Magazine - Volume 7, Number 1 Louis Armstrong (Cover) 240 Pages (MAGAZINE & CD)

Companion CD:

Red Disk: Mike Stern, "Blue Runway"; Chris McNulty, "Quiet Your Thoughts, Part II"; Eddie Daniels, "Why You…"; Lynne Arriale, "Angel Braziliana"; Karen Blixt, "Kitchen Blue"; Tony Cimorosi, "Bernice"; Robin Aleman, "Round Midnight"; Rodrigo Ferrari Nunes, "Sempre Querida"; Steve Herberman, "Negev Journey"; Mike Frost Project, "Wylie’s Windup"; David Berger & The Sultans of Swing, "Bumper Cars"; Mark Pender, "I Like It"' CD Metronome, Vol. 1 4/4 13. Live Drums for Practicing Jazz (4/4 150 bpm), (4/4 220 bpm); (280 bpm)

Blue Disk: Jon Faddis, "The Baron"; Carla White, "I’ll Never Pass This Way Again", Nicole Pasternak, "Don’t Go, Don’t Leave, Please Stay"; Dan McMillion, "Change Up"; Eddie Gomez & Mark Kramer, "It’s Not For Me To Say"; Peter Erskine, "Reason To Believe"; Eric Nemeyer, "Find It Where It Is"; Chris Cortez, "Trouble With Larry"; Louis Armstrong, "Tiger Rag"; Ellen Johnson, "Inspiration"; Robin Eubanks, "RNB - First Take", Eric Frazier, "The Jazz Spot"; Dukes of Dixieland, "Vodka & Tonic"; Sonny Fortune, "On Second & Fifth"; Richie Zellon, "El Condor Pasa (traditional)

Features:
The Promise of Louis Armstrong, by Dave Meile

On The Road With Pops, by Herb Snitzer

At Home With Louis Armstrong, by Michael Cogswell

Interviews:
Maynard Ferguson, Gordon Goodwin, Diane Reeves, Eddie Gomez & Mark Kramer, Janice Borla, Ilona Knopfler, Chris McNulty, Vanessa Rubin, Anthony Wilson, Wolf Marshall, Greg Pasenko, Steve Swell, Don Sickler on the Jazz Icons
DVD & Phoebe Jacobs on Louis Armstrong.

Columns:
The Real World: Connections by Todd Coolman
Style & Influence: Jazz & American Society: Is It Totally About the Music? by Marco Pignataro
Effortless Mastery: The Music Just Got Deeper by Kenny Werner
Elements of Jazz: Focusing on fiery tip of modern mainstream and the avant-garde by Ken Weiss
Elements of Jazz: The Art of the Duet by Greg Fishman
Piano Perspectives: More on 5 Note Closed Position Rootless Voicings by Rick Helzer
Mind, Body & Sprit by Eric Nemeyer
Exchange Place - A Column for and About Singers by Sandy Sasso

Transcribed Solos: 
“Donna Lee” - Composed by Charlie Parker; Nick Brignola, Baritone sax solo (C Instruments) Transcribed by John Alexander; “Donna Lee” - Composed by Charlie Parker; Nick Brignola, Baritone sax solo (Bb Instruments Transcribed by John Alexander; “Donna Lee” - Composed by Charlie Parker; Nick Brignola, Baritone Tenor sax solo (Eb Inst) Transcribed by John Alexander; “Donna Lee” - Composed by Charlie Parker; Nick Brignola, Baritone sax solo (Bass Clef) Transcribed by John Alexander; “Donna Lee” - Clifford Brown - Trumpet solo, C Inst. Transcribed by Jorg Heuser; “Donna Lee” - Clifford Brown - Trumpet solo, Bb Inst. Transcribed by Jorg Heuser; “Donna Lee” - Lee Konitz - Alto Sax solo, C Inst. Transcribed by Rick Helzer; “Donna Lee” - Lee Konitz - Alto Sax solo, Bb Inst. Transcribed by Rick Helzer; “Donna Lee” - Lee Konitz - Alto Sax solo, Eb Inst. Transcribed by Rick Helzer; “Donna Lee” - Lee Konitz - Alto Sax solo, Bass Clef, Transcribed by Rick Helzer; “Donna Lee” - Bireli Lagrene - Guitar solo, C Inst. Transcribed by Jorg Heuser; “Donna Lee” - Warne Marsh - Tenor Sax solo, C Inst. Transcribed by Raleigh Dailey; “Donna Lee” - Warne Marsh - Tenor Sax solo, Bb Inst. Transcribed by Raleigh Dailey; “Donna Lee” - Warne Marsh - Tenor Sax solo, Eb Inst. Transcribed by Raleigh Dailey; “Donna Lee” - Warne Marsh - Tenor Sax solo, Bass Clef, Transcribed by Raleigh Dailey; “Donna Lee” - Jaco Pastorius - Bass solo, C Inst., Transcribed by Jorg Heuser; “Donna Lee” - Zoot Sims - Tenor Sax solo, C Inst., Transcribed by Raleigh Dailey; “Donna Lee” - Zoot Sims - Tenor Sax solo, Bb Inst., Transcribed by Raleigh Dailey; “Donna Lee” - Zoot Sims - Tenor Sax solo, Eb Inst., Transcribed by Raleigh Dailey; “Donna Lee” - Zoot Sims - Tenor Sax solo, Bass Clef, Transcribed by Raleigh Dailey; “Donna Lee” - Gary Thomas - Tenor Sax solo, C Inst., Transcribed by John Alexander; “Donna Lee” - Gary Thomas - Tenor Sax solo, Bb Inst., Transcribed by John Alexander; “Donna Lee” - Gary Thomas - Tenor Sax solo, Eb Inst., Transcribed by John Alexander; “Donna Lee” - Gary Thomas - Tenor Sax solo, Bass Clef Inst., Transcribed by John Alexander

Lead Sheets:
“Negev Journey” - Comp. by Steve Herberman (C)

Analysis:
“Donna Lee” Composed by Charlie Parker. Analysis by Eric Nemeyer Lead Sheet: “Donna Lee”

Exercises Scales Patterns:
INTERVALS - FOURTHS - C, Bb, Eb, Bass Clef Inst. (Based on chord changes musicians use to improvise on “Donna Lee”) CHORD ARPEGGIOS - C, Bb, Eb, Bass Clef Instruments (Based on chord changes musicians use to improvise on “Donna Lee”) CHORD PERMUTATIONS - C, Bb, Eb, Bass Clef Instruments (Based on chord changes musicians use to improvise on “Donna Lee”) EMBELLISHED TRIADS - C, Bb, Eb, Bass Clef Inst., (Based on chord changes musicians use to improvise on “Donna Lee”) INTERVALS - SEVENTHS - C, Bb, Eb, Bass Clef Inst. (Based on chord changes musicians use to improvise on “Donna Lee”)

SCALES - C, Bb, Eb, Bass Clef Inst., (Based on chord changes musicians use to improvise on “Donna Lee”)

PATTERNS - C, Bb, Eb, Bass Clef Inst., (Based on chord changes musicians use to improvise on “Donna Lee”)

CD Reviews:
Robin Aleman, Tonight
Louis Armstrong, The Wonderful World Of
Lynne Arriale, Live
Sheryl Bailey 3, Live @ The Fat Cat
Jeff Baumeister, Useful Music
Sathima Bea Benjamin, Song Spirit
Linda Bianchi, Linda Bianchi
Pat Bianchi, East Coast Roots
Greg Chako, Integration
Mary Foster Conklin, Blues For Breakfast
John Coltrane, Fearless Leader
Robert Conti, To The Brink!
Eddie Daniels, Mean What You Say
Bob DeVos, Shifting Sands
Ian Dogole, Convergence
Carnival Skin, Carnival Skin
Eric Frazier, In Your Own Time
Alex Garcia’s AfroMantra, Uplifting Spirit
Terry Gibbs, Findin’ The Groove
Dizzy Gillespie All-Star Big Band, Dizzy’s Business
Steve Herberman, Action:Reaction
Woody Herman, Live From Club 15
Hot Club of Detroit
Gary Husband, A Meeting of Spirits
Ellen Johnson, These Days
Sean Jones, Roots
Roger Kellaway, Heroes
Bob Kindred, Live At Café Loup
Tom Lellis, Avenue of The Americas
Dori Levine & Ed Littman, Click
Elisabeth Lohninger, The Only Way Out is Up
Manhattan Bones, Tribute
Christian McBride, Live Tonic
Chris McNulty, Whispers The Heart
Don Miller, Dial M For Bass
Antoinette Montague, Pretty Blues
Montgomery, Okada, Smith, Bill Evans Songbook Vol. 1
Adele Nicols, Never Let Me Go
Grassella Oliphant, The Grass Roots / The Grass Is Greener
Jim Pearce, Prairie Dog Ballet
Ellynne Plotnick, I Walk Alone
Andrew Scott Potter, Coco Bop Samba Rap
Ben Riley’s Monk Legacy Septet, Memories of T
Patrizia Scascitelli, Close Up
Anton Schwartz, Radiant Blue
Center Search Quest, Timelessness Frozen In Time
Sam Sherry, Echoes of The Prophet: Songs Inspired by Kahlil Gibran
Skafish, Tidings of Comfort and Joy-A Jazz Piano Christmas
Dave Stahl, Live at the Ritz
Mike Stern, Who Let The Cats Out
Sonny Stitt, Stitt’s Bits: The Bebop Recordings, 1949-1952
Dave Stryker, The Chaser
Jorge Sylvester, In The Ear of The Beholder
Talat, The Growl
Jacob Varmus, All The Things...
Steve Turre, Keep Searchin’
Ernie Watts, Spirit Song
Carla White, A Voice In The Night
Steve Wiest, Excalibur
Anthony Wilson, Power of Nine
Pete Zimmer, Judgement

Book/DVD Reviews:
Hot Licks - (1) The Legendary Guitar of Tal Farlow; (2) Jimmy Bruno: No Nonsense Jazz Guitar; (3) George Benson: The Art of Jazz Guitar; (Music Sales); Legends of Jazz with Ramsey Lewis Showcase (CD & DVD) – LRS Media; Vic Juris and Corey Christiansen: Live at The Smithsonian Cafe (Mel Bay Records); Romero Lubambo: Bossa Nova Guitar Lick Samples; Improve Your Groove: The Ultimate Guide for Bass By Patrick Pfeiffer (Hal Leonard); Maiden Voyage” Guitar Voicings-Mike DiLiddo’s Guitar Companion to Aebersold Vol. 54, Play-Along (Aebersold); Buddy Rich’s Modern Interpretation of Snare Drum Rudiments (Music Sales Corp)

Product Reviews:
Schilke S42-L Jon Faddis Model; Pritchard Amplifiers Sword of Satori; Interview with Gerhard Meinl of B & Challenger Trumpets; SuperScope Model PSD340; Chop-Sticks™ Liemart Technologies; Liemart Technologies Maximizing Your Studio’s Potential Series of Books

Miscellaneous: 
From The Publisher

Jazz Buyer’s Directory


 

Jazz Improv Magazine - Volume 7, Number 3, Stanley Clarke Cover 224 Pages (CD in short supply may be out of stock when you order)

Companion CD: Wayne Bergeron, "Maynard & Waynard"; Wilson "Chembo" Corniel, "Rejuvinate"; Larry Ham, "The Big Balloon"; Lee Tomboulian & Circo, "The Highway"; Judi Silvano, "Bougainvillea"; Carli Munoz, "Portrait of Mia"; Eric Nemeyer, "The Real World (Take 2)"; Rob Fried, "Cuba Duba Do"; Pamela Luss, "Your Eyes"; Dave Frank, "Spirit of The Burn"; Dave Frank, "Afternoon in Nahant"; Kate McGarry, "The Targe (Miracles Like These); Shawn Glyde, "The Odd Temple"; EARTHWORKS MICROPHONE

Features:
Stanley Clarke, by Eric Nemeyer

Interviews:
Michel Camilo, Don Friedman, Onaje Allan Gumbs, Tommy Igoe, Bob James, Billy Kilson, Bob Magnusson, Christian McBride, Don Miller, Danilo Perez, Patrick Pfeiffer, Rufus Reid, Harvie S Avery Sharpe, Steve Smith, Matt Wilson and Master Bass-maker Ned Steinberger.

Columns:
The Real World:The Louis Armstrong House by Todd Coolman
The Poetry of Improvisation by
Sue Terry
Exchange Place
: A Column For and about Singers by Sandy Sasso
Aleardo Buzzi: Renaissance Man by Ira Gitler
Elements of Jazz: Connecting the Sounds in Your Head with the Notes on Your Instruments by Greg Fishman
Piano Perspectives #15 by Rick Helzer

Articles:

Beginning Piano Improvisation by Scott Ballin
Action Figures by Joe McCarthy

Transcribed Solos: 
on “You Stepped Out Of A Dream” - Composed by Nacio Herb Brown & Gus Kahn.

Dexter Gordon, Tenor sax solo, From the CD A Swingin’ Affair (Blue Note), Rec. 1962. Transcribed by John Alexander
3 Bass Clef
8 Bb Instruments
13 C Instruments
18 Eb Instruments

Lee Konitz, Alto Sax solo, From the CD More Live - Lee (Milestone). Transcribed by Raleigh Dailey
23 Bass Clef
26 Bb Instruments
29 C Instruments
32 Eb Instruments

Antonio Hart, Alto sax solo, From the CD Crunchin’ by Wallace Roney (Muse Records) Transcribed by John Alexander. Recorded 1993
35 Bass Clef
38 Bb Instruments
41 C Instruments
44 Eb Instruments

Wallace Roney, Trumpet solo, From the CD Crunchin’ by Wallace Roney (Muse Records) Transcribed by John Alexander. Recorded 1993
47 Bass Clef
50 Bb Instruments
53 C Instruments
56 Eb Instruments

Sonny Rollins, Tenor sax solo, From the CD Sonny Rollins Volume 2 (Blue Note), Rec. April 14, 1957. Transcribed by Rick Helzer
59 Bass Clef
62 C Instruments
65 Bb Instruments
68 Eb Instruments

Grant Green, guitar solo, From the CD Standards (Blue Note), Rec. August 29, 1961. Transcribed by Ethan Gutzeit
71 Bass Clef
75 Bb Instruments
80 C Instruments
84 Eb Instruments

Jimmy Knepper, trombone solo, From the CD Swinging Introduction (Bethlehem), Rec. 1958. Transcribed by Ethan Gutzeit
89 Bass Clef
91 Bb Instruments
93 Eb Instruments
95 C Instruments

Songs:
The Big Balloon, Composed by Larry Ham (www.larryham.com)
Eliza, Composed by Chris Chalfant (www.chrischalfant.com)

Lead Sheets:
“You Stepped Out Of A Dream”

Exercises Scales Patterns:
(based on possible chord changes for soloing “You Stepped Out Of A Dream”)
INTERVALS - THIRDS - C, Bb, Eb, Bass Clef Inst.
CHORD ARPEGGIOS - C, Bb, Eb, Bass Clef Instruments
SCALES - C, Bb, Eb, Bass Clef Inst.
BLUES SCALES - C, Bb, Eb, Bass Clef Inst.
EMBELLISHED TRIADS - C, Bb, Eb, Bass Clef Inst.

CD Reviews:
John Abercrombie, The Third Quartet
Carl Allen, Rodney Whitaker, Get Ready
Ben Aronov & Jay Leonhart, Alone Together
Mike Arroyo, My Jazzy Mood
Roni Ben-Hur, Keepin’ It Open
Michel Camilo, Spirit Of The Moment
Bill Charlap Trio, Live at the Village Vanguard
Steve Clarke, Can U Hear Me Now
John Coltrane, Traneing In
Chembo Corniel, For The Rest Of Your Life
James L. Dean Big Band, Swingin’ At The Whiskey Café
Dwayne Dolphin, Ming
Paquito D’Rivera, Funk Tango
East Coast Standards Time, Impressions
Mark Egan, As We Speak
Kurt Elling, Nightmoves
Steve Elmer, I Used To Be Anonymous
Wayne Escoffery, Veneration
Robin Eubanks + Eb3 Live, Vol. 1
Christian Finger, Merge Into Beauty
Frank Foster, Well Water
Dave Frank, Ballads & Burners
Sly Geralds, New York’s My Home
Shawn Glyde, Alternate Rhythm
Marcus Goldhaber, The Moment After
Jeff Golub, Grand Central
Jon Gordon, The Things You Are
Onaje Allan Gumbs, Sack Full Of Dreams
Larry Ham, Carousel
Roy Haynes, Whereas
Fred Hersch, Night & The Music
Honolulu Jazz Quartet, Tenacity
Lauren Hooker, Right Where I Belong
Bob James, Angels Of Shanghai
Carlos Jimenez, El Flautista
Russ Kassoff, Somewhere
Steve Kuhn, Live at Birdland
Lake/Tchicai/Osgood/Westergaard Jerry Leake, The Turning: Percussion Expansions
Brad Leali, Jazz Orchestramaria Juanez
Alex Levina, Reason For Being Alone
Josephine Livoti, Bright Moments
Pamela Luss, Your Eyes
Steve Marcus Project Nora McCarthy & Jorge Sylvester, A Small Dream In Red
Kate McGarry, The Target
Marc Rosen And Sweet Thunder Jazztet, Monsoon
Carli Munoz Trio, Live at Carli’s Vol.2
Mystery Feet, Upstream
Scott Neumann, Osage County
The Out To Lunch Quintet, Live at The Artist’s Quarter
Teddy Pantelas, It Makes Me Glad
Oscar Peterson, Perfect Peterson: The Best Of The Pablo And Telarc Recordings
Quarteto Brasil, Bossa Nova Delicado
Fred Randolph, New Day
Katy Roberts, Quintetlive at Twins And More
Jerome Sabbagh, Pogo
Daniela Schachter, i Colori Del Mare
Mark Sherman, Family First
Judi Silvano, Women’s Work
Zoot Sims, Zoot Suite
Skerik’s Syncopated Taint, Septethusky
Ed Spargo, Playroom
Spyro Gyra, Good To Go-Go
Fred Taylor, Processional
Billy Valentine, Travelin’ Light
Sachal Vasandani, Eyes Wide Open
Frank Vignola, Vignola Plays Gershwin
Bennie Wallace, Disorder at the Border
Bob Wylde, Trioi Remember
Rachel Z. & Dept., of Good And Evil
Pablo Ziegler, Tango & All That Jazz

Book/DVD Reviews:
DVD: Egilsson, Perdersen, Darling, Live in Vienna (MVD Visual)
DVD: Tommy Igoe, Groove Essentials (Hudson Music)
DVD: Scott Lee, Qi Gong for Musicians
DVD: Oscar Peterson Trio: The Berlin Concert (Inakustik / MVD Visual)
BOOK: Shawn Glyde’s Drummin’ 4/4 Fun! Series
Book Four: Advanced Meters, By Shawn Glyde (Self Published)

Product Reviews:
Sax Mouthpiece Evaluation
, by John Alexander
P. Mauriat System 76 Alto and Tenor Saxophones
JodyJazz DV NY Mouthpiece
Forza Thumb Rest
Earthworks QTC40 Omni Microphone


Jazz Improv Magazine - Volume 7, Number 4 - Wes Montgomery (Cover), 176 Pages (MAGAZINE & CD)

Companion CD: Tracks: John Stein, "Booga Lou"; Robert MacGregor, "The Fuse"; Mike Arroyo, "Street Jam"; Jimmy Bruno, "Maplewood Avenue"; Carolyn Leonhart & Watne Escoffery, "Nothing Left to Say; Bobby Shew, "O Meu Amor E Seu"; BMR4, "No Means No"; Jim Pearce, "Spectacular Orange Array"; Chris Cortez "Territorial Imperative"; Sara Gazarek, "Let's Try This Again"; Michael Benedict, "Once We Loved"; Bob Ravenscroft, "Arrival"; Mike Arroyo "Whisper of God".

Features:

Tenth Man: The Life, Music & Genius of Wes Montgomery

THE GUITAR PAGES

ANNUAL GUITAR DIRECTORY

Interviews:
Bill Frisell, Freddie Bryant, Carolyn Leonhart & Wayne Escoffery, Maria Schneider, Sara Gazarek, Kenny Carr, Kendra Shank, Pete Malinverni, Rob Whitlock (Full Interveiw on E-Book).

Columns:
Italian Summer by Ira Gitler
The Real World: Role Models by
Todd Coolman
Exchange Place
: A Column By, For and About Singers by Sandy Sasso
From The Bridge: Why I Played It by Sue Terrry
Style & Influence: Jazz - The Art of Diversity by Marco Pignataro

Articles:

Piano Perspectives: More on Open Position SATB Voicing Groups by Rick Helzer
Practice: Developing A Balanced Approach To Practice By Dave Frank
Latin Jazz: The 21st Century Musicians Guide to Latin Jazz - Part 18 By Richie Zellon
Licks In Rotation, Taking Control of Your Jazz Vocabulary By Greg Fishman (Full Article on E-Book)
Helpful Hints On Chord Voicing, By Reggie Thomas (Presented in association with Jazz At Lincoln Center) (Full Article on E-Book)

Transcribed Solos: 
“How About You” - Composed by Burton Lane Lee Konitz, Alto sax solo, From the album Live At The Half Note. Transcribed by Raleigh Dailey
3 Bass Clef
5 Bb Instruments
7 C Instruments
9 Eb Instruments
“How About You” - Composed by Burton Lane Stan Getz, Tenor Sax solo, From the CD Spring Is Here Transcribed by John Alexander
11 Bb Instruments
18 C Instruments
25 Eb Instruments
“How About You” - Composed by Burton Lane Gerry Mulligan, Baritone Sax solo, From the CD Mosaic Select Volume 21 - Gerry Mulligan Transcribed by John Alexander.
32 C Instruments
33 Bb Instruments
34 Eb Instruments
“How About You” - Composed by Burton Lane Lenny Niehaus, Tenor sax solo, From the CD Vol. 2: Zounds! (Fantasy OJC), Recorded 1955. Transcribed by Brandon Bernstein
35 Bb Instruments
36 C Instruments
37 Eb Instruments

Lead Sheets:
Lead Sheet:
“How About You”

Analysis:
“How About You” Composed by Burton Lane.
Analysis by Eric Nemeyer
Oscar Peterson - “How About You” From the album At the Stratford Shakespearean Festival (Verve) Recorded 1956, Analysis by Mike Longo (Full Analysis on E-Book)

Exercises Scales Patterns:
CHORD ARPEGGIOS - C, Bb, Eb, Bass Clef Instruments (Based on possible chord changes used to improvise on “How About You”)
EMBELLISHED TRIAD - THIRDS - C, Bb, Eb, Bass Clef Inst. (Based on possible chord changes used to improvise on “How About You”)
EMBELLISHED TRIADS - C, Bb, Eb, Bass Clef Inst. (Based on possible chord changes used to improvise on “How About You”)
SCALES - C, Bb, Eb, Bass Clef Inst. (Based on possible chord changes used to improvise on “How About You”)

CD Reviews:
Rez Abbasi, Bazaar
Steve Allee, Colors
June April, What Am I?
Tim Armacost, Rhythm & Transformation
Jeff Baumeister, Useful Music
Michael Benedict, The New Beat
Ron Blake, Shayari
Terence Blanchard, A Tale of God’s Will
BMR4, Turning Point
Paul Bollenback, Invocation
Dave Brubeck, Indian Summer
Jimmy Bruno, Maplewood Avenue
Katie Bull, The Story So Far
Kenny Burrell, 75th Birthday Bash Live
Amanda Carr, Soon
Warren Chiasson, Quartessence
Linda Ciofalo, Sunset
Bob DeVos, Playing For Keeps
Steve Elmer, I Used To Be Anonymous
Jody Espina & Rolf Sturm, One World
Sonny Fortune, You And The Night And The Music
Calabria Foti, A Lovely Way To Spend An Evening
Bob French, Marsalis Music Honors
Sara Gazarek, Return To You
Hayes Greenfield, Because Of You!
Brian Groder, Torque
Tom Harrell, Light On
Tomas Janzon, Coast To Coast To Coast
David Joel, Spiral Sky
Mike Kennedy, Idle Afternoon
B.D. Lenz, Straight Up
Vince Lewis, Charlotte Swing-The Gift
Lionel Loueke, Virgin Forest
Kiko Loureiro, Universo Inverso
Robert MacGregor, Refraction Of Light
Pete McGuinness, First Flight
Dan McMillion, High Octane
Mark Mosley, Mark’s Mood
Eric Muhler, Something New
Luis Munoz, Of Souls and Shadow
Nordic Connect, Flurry
Miles Okazaki, Mirror
Nicki Parrott & Rossano Sportiello, People Will Say We’re In Love
Jaco Pastorius, Ultimate
Jim Pearce, Never Open With A Ballad
Lenore Raphael, Invitation Live
Bob Ravenscroft, Intersections
Jackie Ryan, You And The Night And The Music
Bobby Sanabria, Big Band Urban Folktales
Bud Shank and Bill Mays, Beyond The Red Door
Marvin Stamm, Alone Together
John Stein, Green Street
Joan Stiles, Hurly-Burly
Dotti Anita Taylor, A Morning Glory
Sue Tucker, Back Home
Vinson Valega, Awake - Consilience
Mark Weinstein, Con Alma
Westchester Jazz Orchestra, All In
Gerald Wilson, Monterey Moods
Sophie Milman, Makes Someone Happy
Daniel Smith, Bebop Bassoon
Bill McBirnie, Nature Boy
Chris Cortez, Awakenings

Book/DVD Reviews:
Book Review:
Voices In Jazz Guitar by Joe Barth
DVD: Al DiMeola, Speak A Volcano
Jazz On Video: Jazz Icons Series 2—Box Set

Product Reviews:
SmartMusic
Yamaha TR8335 LA Trumpet


Jazz Improv Magazine - Volume 8, Number 1 – Frank Sinatra (Cover), 224 Pages (MAGAZINE & CD)

Companion CD:

Tracks: Rich Wetzel, "Coconut Champagne"; Bobby Broom, "Blues For Modern Man"; Nicole Pasternak, "Rain On Reverie"; Avery Sharpe, "Big Mac"; Arturo Sandoval, "Rhythm Of Our World"; Scott Reeves & The Manhattan Bones, "Congressional Roll Call"; Clarice Assad, "Alas"; Moutin Reunion, "Kuki’s Dance"; Swingadelic, "Another Monday Night At Maxwell’s"; James Silberstein, "Express Lane"; Jeff Coffin, "Al’s Greens"; Mark Pender, "Roll It Jay"; Tony Cimorosi, "Catido"; Mark Weinstein, "Broadway Local"

Features:
Frank Sinatra 40-Page Special: Capitol Improvements: The Career Rebirth of Frank Sinatra

Plus: Charles Pignone on Sinatra

Mike Smith on Playing with & Contracting for Sinatra

Selected Discography, Books and Websites about Sinatra

ANNUAL BRASS & VOCALIST DIRECTORIES

164-eBook filled with lead sheets, transcriptions, "How To" Articles and more!

Interviews:
Gerald Wilson, Jimmy Owens, Arturo Sandoval, Karrin Allyson, Kurt Elling, Rich Wetzel, Wayne Bergeron, Wycliffe Gordon, Mark Pender, Bernard Stollman of ESP Recordings, Scot Albertson, Katie-Bull, Amanda Carr, Alexis Cole,
Calabria Foti, Giacomo Gates, Kat Parra, Nicole Pasternak, & Roseanna Vitro.

Columns:
Ira Gitler: Slaying The Slanguage

The Real World: Priorities: “If You Build it, They Will Come.” by Todd Coolman

Exchange Place: By, For and About Singers by Sandy Sasso

From The Bridge: Why John Wayne’s Hat Never Falls Off by Sue Terrry

Mind, Body & Spirit by Eric Nemeyer

Transcribed Solos: 
“Embraceable You” - Composed by George Gershwin, Kenny Barron, Piano solo
Transcribed by John Alexander

“Embraceable You” - Clifford Brown, Tpt solo
Transcribed by Raleigh Dailey

“Embraceable You” - Joe Lovano, Tenor Sax solo
Transcribed by Jeremy Fletcher

“Embraceable You” - Charles McPherson, Alto Sax solo
Transcribed by Charles Schierrmeyer

“Embraceable You” - Charlie Parker, Alto sax solo
Transcribed by Mike Dease

“Embraceable You” - Frank Rosolino, Trombone
Transcribed by Mike Dease

“Embraceable You” - Sonny Stitt, Alto Sax solo
Transcribed by Raleigh Dailey

Lead Sheets:
“Embraceable You”

Analysis:
“Embraceable You” Composed by George Gershwin.
Analysis by Eric Nemeyer

Exercises Scales Patterns:
CHORD ARPEGGIOS - C, Bb, Eb, Bass Clef Instruments (Based on possible chord changes used to improvise on “Embraceable You”)

PATTERNS - C, Bb, Eb, Bass Clef Inst. (Based on possible chord changes used to improvise on “Embraceable You”)

EMBELLISHED TRIADS - C, Bb, Eb, Bass Clef Inst. (Based on possible chord changes used to improvise on “Embraceable You”)

SCALES - C, Bb, Eb, Bass Clef Inst.—(Based on possible chord changes on “Embraceable You”)

i-V-I PATTERNS—ALL KEYS, ALL INSTRUMENTS

Arranging:
Piano Perspectives: Mixing It Up With Open Position SATB Voicings, By Rick Helzer

Steps Along The Path: Developing A Balanced Approach To Practice, By Dave Frank

Latin Jazz: The 21st Century Musicians Guide to Latin Jazz: Part 19, By Richie Zellon

Elements Of Jazz: Licks In Camouflage—Concealing Your Licks Within 8th Notes, By Greg Fishman

CD Reviews:
Scot Albertson, Fate Revealed By Design
Eric Alexander, The Temple of Olympic Zeus
Clarice Assad, Love, All That It Is
Jay Azzolina, Local Dialect
Frank Basile, Thursday The 12th
Sathima Bea Benjamin, A Morning In Paris
Michael Berkowitz, Thinking Of Gene
Andy Bey, Ain’t Necessarily So
Blue Wisp Big Band, Tribute
David Brandom, No Way Out
Brooklyn Jazz Underground, Volume 2
Bill Bruford, Random Acts of Happiness
Linda Ciofalo, Sunset
Ryan Cohan, One Sky
John Brown, Terms Of Art
Nat “King” Cole, 10th Anniversary
Claire Daly, Two Baris, One Mind…And A Bass
Jamie Davis, Vibes Over Perfetion
Harry Edison, Eddie Lockjaw Davis, Sweets, In Copenhagen
Eliane Elias, Something For You (Sings &Plays Bill Evans)
Horacio “El Negro” Hernández, Italuba II
Peter Erskine, Tim Hagans, Norrbotten Big Band, Worth The Wait
Bruce Eskovitz, Invitation
Clare Fischer, A Family Affair
Grupo Los Santos, Lo Que Somos Lo Que Sea
Tigran Hamasyan, New Era
Diane Hoffman, My Little French Dancer
Healing Force, Songs Of Albert Ayler
Chris Jentsch, Brooklyn Suite
Jessica Johnson, Till It Happens To You
Stacey Kent, Breakfast On The Morning Tram
Susan Krebs, Jazz Aviary
Jonathan Kreisberg, The South Of Everywhere
Carmen Leggio, Quartet Featuring Joe Cohn
Peter Lerner, Cry For Peace
Jason Lindner, Big Band Live At Jazz Gallery
Wendy Luck, See You In Rio
Tony Moreno, Bill Gernhardt, Mike Holstein, Trio Music
Bill McBirnie, Paco, Paco
Moutin Reunion, Sharp Turns
Doug Munro, Bossa Nova 2.0
Josh Nelson, Let It Go
Miho Nobuzane, Make You Happy
Russ Nolan, With You In Mind
Jimmy Owens, Peaceful Walking
Dan Phillips, Destination Unknown
Terry Plumeri, He Who Lives In Many Places
Adam Rudolph, Dream Garden
School Of The Arts, T Lavitz
Diane Schuur, Some Other Time
Avery Sharpe, Legends & Mentors
James Silberstein, Express Lane
Zoot Sims, In Copenhagen
Andrew Sterman, The Path To Peace
Swingadelic, Another Monday Night
Dennis Tini, Global Peace & Understanding
Tricycle, Tricycle
Gerald Veasley, Your Move
Judy Wexler, Dreams & Shadows
Christian Fabian, The Masters Return
Chris Humphrey, Nothing But Blues
Atlantis Quartet, Again Too Soon
Ryan Keberle, Double Quartets

Book/DVD Reviews:
Edith Piaf, A Tribute To Edith Piaf DVD
Wycliffe Gordon, Basic Training DVD
J.J. Johnson, Last Concert DVD
DVD: Al DiMeola, Speak A Volcano
Jazz On Video: Jazz Icons Series 2—Box Set

Product Reviews:
Henriksen Jazz Amp Convertible
Jupiter 1264L Flugelhorn
Buffet Crampon 400 Series Alto Saxophone

Jazz Improv Magazine - Volume 8, Number 2 – Stan Getz (Cover), 224 Pages (MAGAZINE & CD)

Companion CD: Willie Martinez, "Para Los Bravos"; Antonio Ciacca, "Squazin'"; Michael Pedicin, "Pelican"; Steve Turre, "Forward Vision"; University of North Florida feat. Ed Calle, "Mambo Wambo"; Kirk Whalum, "Big Ol’ Shoes"; Steve Elmer, "Aaronology"; James Silberstein, "Shadows"; Ron Blake, "Waltz For Gwen"; Pamela Luss, "Magnet"; Herb Harris, "In A Little Minute"; James Carter, "Bossa J.C."; Clarice Assad, "We Cannot Wait"; Andrea Brachfeld, "Q".

Features:
Stan Getz: The ABCs Decade Adaptation, Bossa Nova, Collaborations and Crossover Success

Annual Sax and Woodwind Directory

John Alexander's Big Band Arrangement of "Honey Belle"

239-page eBook filled with lead sheets, transcriptions, "How To" Articles and more!

Interviews:
Sam Rivers, Charles Lloyd, Wayne Shorter, Jamey Aebersold, Clarice Assad, Ron Blake, James Carter, Jeff Coffin, Anat Cohen, K.J. Denhert, Bill Easley, Stanley Jordan, Grace Kelly, Don Menza, Byron Morris, Michael Pedicin, Kurt Rosenwinkel, James Silberstein, & Daniel Smith

Columns:
The Real World: IAJE Debacle by Todd Coolman

From The Bridge by Sue Terry

Browsing The Bins by Curtis Davenport

Textures by Bob Gish

Exchange Place by Sandy Sasso

Mind, Body & Spirit by Eric Nemeyer

Transcribed Solos: 
"I'm Afraid The Masquerade Is Over" - Benny Golson, Tenor Sax solo
Transcribed by Raleigh Dailey

"I'm Afraid The Masquerade Is Over" - Wynton Kelly, Piano solo
Transcribed by Raleigh Dailey

"I'm Afraid The Masquerade Is Over" - Lou Donaldson, Alto Sax solo
Transcribed by Raleigh Dailey


Lead Sheets:
"I'm Afraid The Masquerade Is Over"

Analysis:
"I'm Afraid The Masquerade Is Over" Composed by Herb Magidson, Allie Wrubel. Analysis by Eric Nemeyer.

Exercises Scales Patterns:
Steps Along The Path: The Art Of Developing A Solo, by Dave Frank
Elements Of Jazz: Stan Getz’ Improvised Solo on "Pennies From Heaven", by Greg Fishman
Piano Perspectives: Piano Perspectives: Shout Chorus Voicings More Possibilities with Tertian, Secondal and Quartal Structures in Both Hands, by Rick Helzer

CD Reviews:
Howard Alden, Ken Peplowski, Pow-Wow
Harry Allen-Joe Cohn, Stompin’
Gregg August, One Place
The Bebop Guitars, Freshly Painted Blues
Joe Beck, John Abercrombie, Coincidence
T.K. Blue, Follow The North Star
Bobby Broom, The Way I Play
Lou Caimano, Eric Olsen, Dyad
Cannon ReLoaded: An All Star Celebration of Cannonball Adderley
Kenny Carr, Changing Tide
Edo Castro, Phoenix
Greg Chako, Everybody’s Got A Name
Ryan Cohan, One Sky
Lainie Cooke, It’s Always You
Buddy DeFranco, Charlie Cat II
KJ Denhert, Lucky Seven
Kenny Drew, In Copenhagen
Bill Easley, Business Man’s Bounce
Duke Ellington Legacy, Thank You Uncle Edward
Steve Elmer, Fire Down Below
Derrick Gardner, A Ride To The Other Side Of Infinity
Mike Garson, Mike Garson’s Jazz Hat
Tobias Gebb, An Upper West Side Story
Jimmy Greene, The Overcomer’s Suite
Jennifer Hall, A West Coast Tribute To Gerry Mulligan
Herb Harris, Some Many Second Chances
Jimmy Heath Big Band, Turn Up The Heath
Marsha Heydt, One Night
Dave Kain, No Pain, No Kain
Oleg Kireyev, Mandala
Junior Mance, Groovin’ With Junior
Ellis Marsalis, An Open Letter To Thelonious
Willie Martinez, After Winter, Spring
Marian McPartland, Twilight World
Andy Middleton, The European Quartet Live
Monterey Jazz Festival 50th Anniversary All Stars-Live At The 2007 Monterey Jazz Festival
Gary Morgan, Felicidade
Arturo O’Farrill, Song For Chico
Alan Pasqua, Dave Carpenter, Peter Erskine Trio, Standards
Michael Pedicin, Everything Starts Now
Bobby Previte, Set The Alarm For Monday
Dafnis Prieto, Taking The Soul For A Walk
Andrew Rathbun, Affairs Of State
Thom Rotella 4-tet, Out Of The Blues
Chip Shelton, Imbued With Memories
Peter Sprague, Plays Solo
Marty Sheller, Why Deny
Jae Sinnett, It’s Telling… A Drummer’s Perspective
Sarina Suno, Introducing
Joe Temperley, Harry Allen, Cocktails For Two
Third World Love, New Blues
Sumi Tonooka, Long Ago Today
Rick Wald, 16/NYC
Bobby Watson, From The Heart
Mark Weinstein, Straight, No Chaser
Kenny Werner, Roseanna Vitro, Delirium Blues Project: Serve Or Suffer
Chip White, Double Dedication
Willie Williams, Comet Ride
Woody Witt, A Conversation
Yellowjackets, Lifecycle
Miguel Zenón, Awake
Stevie Holland, Before Love Has Gone
Tom Heasley, Toss Panos, Passages
Pamela Luss, Magnet
Andrea Brachfeld, Into The World, A Musical Offering

Book/DVD Reviews:
All You Need Is Love

Product Reviews:
Audix VX5 Vocal Condenser Microphone
Jody Jazz NY#6 Alto & DV#7 Alto Mouthpieces, DV #7 Baritone Mouthpiece
P. Mauriat Swing 55 Tenor
Sadowsky Semi-Hollow Model Guitar
Sonaré TRC-900S Bb Trumpet
Wittman Spectrum Tuner
Yamaha YAS-82Z alto


Jazz Improv Magazine - Volume 8, Number 3 – Herbie Hancock, (Cover) 208 Pages (MAGAZINE & CD)

Companion CD: Sumi Tonooka, "Be The Dance"; Matt Criscuolo, "Pensivity"; Universitty of Miami-Frost School of Music, "All About The Sauce"; Don Braden, "Two Of A Kind"; Jeremy Pelt, "Phenix"; Manhattan School of Music, "Aboleo"; Greg Osby, "Resilience"; Judi Silvano, "Cleome"; Steve Hashimoto’s Mothra, "Farewell To Manzanar"; Fred Taylor, "My Response"; Rusty York, "No. 7 Silhouette"; Jamey Aebersold Play-Along, "Jimmy Smith Shuffle"; JodyJazz Video: "Music of George Garzone — Triadic Chromatic Approach" BONUS MUSIC SUPPLEMENT 173-page E-book

Features:
Herbie Hancock: Possibilities

Annual Piano, Bass, Drums, Vibes Directory

John Alexander's Big Band Arrangement of "Red & Blue"

173-page eBook filled with lead sheets, transcriptions, "How To" Articles and more!

Interviews:
Harvey Mason, Sumi Tonooka, Dave Holland, Bob Mintzer, Michael Abene, Mark Weinstein, Dena DeRose,

Columns:
The Real World: Why Jazz? by Todd Coolman

From The Bridge by Sue Terry

Browsing The Bins by Curtis Davenport

Textures by Bob Gish

Exchange Place by Sandy Sasso

Mind, Body & Spirit by Eric Nemeyer


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