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    Great interviews

    The interviewer does an excellent job, and Marty shares gold - anecdotes about playing hot music, and more.
    Last edited by destinytot; 07-27-2017 at 06:29 PM.
    "Each heart vibrates to that iron string."
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    (who obviously played in Carl Kress tuning)

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    (Changed the thread title to broaden the scope.)

    The late Mickey Roker (RIP):
    "Each heart vibrates to that iron string."
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    (who obviously played in Carl Kress tuning)

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    Bucky Pizzarelli:

    "Each heart vibrates to that iron string."
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    (who obviously played in Carl Kress tuning)

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    Nice collection. If I may add.....

    “When a wise man points at the moon the fool considers the finger.”

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    A lot of cool thoughts here. Missing: "how I went from being in High School to playing with the Duke Ellington band." This has bothered me about so many musicians' bios in the past.

    I guess we know the answer though: lots of transcribing, ear training and all-day practice.

    And just for fun, slight derail:



    Kenny's concert was still the best I've seen this year, of many excellent shows.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jazzbow View Post
    Nice collection. If I may add.....


    That is an excellent series of interviews.
    No, I'm not going to give you the answer to your question. I don't want to deny you the pleasure you'll receive when you figure it out yourself. -- Bill Evans talking to his brother.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JazzinNY View Post


    A lot of cool thoughts here. Missing: "how I went from being in High School to playing with the Duke Ellington band." This has bothered me about so many musicians' bios in the past.

    I guess we know the answer though: lots of transcribing, ear training and all-day practice.

    And just for fun, slight derail:



    Kenny's concert was still the best I've seen this year, of many excellent shows.
    Great advice in Kenny's speech and also seeing him play piano. Seems like all horn players play piano and some as good as most piano players. Piano teaches visually and aurally.
    No, I'm not going to give you the answer to your question. I don't want to deny you the pleasure you'll receive when you figure it out yourself. -- Bill Evans talking to his brother.

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    Please keep 'em coming!
    "Each heart vibrates to that iron string."
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    An old classic with Branford.

    No, I'm not going to give you the answer to your question. I don't want to deny you the pleasure you'll receive when you figure it out yourself. -- Bill Evans talking to his brother.

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    Hey DeeTee, your wish is my command...


    Music and interview, real cool, nice....
    “When a wise man points at the moon the fool considers the finger.”

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    Lots of great advice for young Jazzers.

    No, I'm not going to give you the answer to your question. I don't want to deny you the pleasure you'll receive when you figure it out yourself. -- Bill Evans talking to his brother.

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    These are some really great interviews. Thanks.
    "If I don't practice for a day, I know it... for two days, the critics know it... three days, the public knows it." -- Louis Armstrong

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    Quote Originally Posted by destinytot View Post
    The interviewer does an excellent job, and Marty shares gold - anecdotes about playing hot music, and more.
    Gold, indeed, and good advice from a great raconteur---though I question his assertion that the young bebop musos in the '40s somehow encouraged or benefitted from the press-created 'rift' (beboppers/moldy figs). They (the bebop guys) were ignored and totally misunderstood by the press except for maybe Barry Ulanov, Leonard Feather, a few years later Ira Gitler and dan Morgenstern. (No one remembers that the black pianist-composer Herbie Nichols was reviewing Monk and 'getting it' in the 'race' journals).

    I'm surprised it wasn't mentioned that Mr. Grosz's father was the famous German-American cartoonist George Grosz...
    Charlie Christian got me in a world of trouble

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    Great advice from one of my favorites.

    No, I'm not going to give you the answer to your question. I don't want to deny you the pleasure you'll receive when you figure it out yourself. -- Bill Evans talking to his brother.

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    Eddie Diehl Movie:


    Charlie Christian got me in a world of trouble

    ---Me

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    Quote Originally Posted by destinytot View Post
    The interviewer does an excellent job, and Marty shares gold - anecdotes about playing hot music, and more.

    I did this course last year...

    Jazz: The Music, The Stories, The Players | edX

    seems to be unavailable now but it's run by Monk Rowe & these interviews come from his archive - there are hundreds of 'em LOTS of fascinating stuff - (the course is worth doing too if it re-appears)

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    Quote Originally Posted by destinytot View Post
    The interviewer does an excellent job, and Marty shares gold - anecdotes about playing hot music, and more.
    I did this course last year... Jazz: The Music, The Stories, The Players | edX seems to be unavailable now but it's run by Monk Rowe & these interviews come from his archive - there are hundreds of 'em LOTS of fascinating stuff - (the course is worth doing too if it re-appears) edit: It seems you have to sign up for the course to see the videos (aside from the ones on youtube obviously), here's the audio/pdf page to all the interviews...let's get lost. Jazz Archive - Interviews - Hamilton College

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    Quote Originally Posted by dot75 View Post
    I did this course last year... Jazz: The Music, The Stories, The Players | edX seems to be unavailable now but it's run by Monk Rowe & these interviews come from his archive - there are hundreds of 'em LOTS of fascinating stuff - (the course is worth doing too if it re-appears) edit: It seems you have to sign up for the course to see the videos (aside from the ones on youtube obviously), here's the audio/pdf page to all the interviews...let's get lost. Jazz Archive - Interviews - Hamilton College
    Just seen this. Brilliant - THANK YOU!
    "Each heart vibrates to that iron string."
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    (who obviously played in Carl Kress tuning)

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    Quote Originally Posted by destinytot View Post
    Just seen this. Brilliant - THANK YOU!
    Enjoy in moderation -

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    Guitar New Strunz & Farah Interviews

    Here are recent interviews I did with the great guitarists Jorge Strunz and Ardeshir Farah, of Strunz & Farah:







    Enjoy and thanks for watching!

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    -- Isn't it ironic that "archtop" is a spelling error on this forum?

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    Quote Originally Posted by destinytot View Post
    The interviewer does an excellent job, and Marty shares gold - anecdotes about playing hot music, and more.
    Never heard of him but I guess he was with Dick Wellstood in the 80's. My parents were huge fans;


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    Quote Originally Posted by fasstrack View Post
    Gold, indeed, and good advice from a great raconteur---though I question his assertion that the young bebop musos in the '40s somehow encouraged or benefitted from the press-created 'rift' (beboppers/moldy figs). They (the bebop guys) were ignored and totally misunderstood by the press except for maybe Barry Ulanov, Leonard Feather, a few years later Ira Gitler and dan Morgenstern. (No one remembers that the black pianist-composer Herbie Nichols was reviewing Monk and 'getting it' in the 'race' journals).

    I'm surprised it wasn't mentioned that Mr. Grosz's father was the famous German-American cartoonist George Grosz...
    http://richardsavery.com/wp-content/...ard-Savery.pdf

    "During bebop’s prime development in the early forties, Nichols was drafted to US
    army, serving from 1941 until 1943. His service also coincided with the American
    Federation of Musicians recording ban, meaning he was completely removed from this
    transitional period. By the time of his return he would been forced to immediately come to
    grasp with the new musical direction. Before he was even drafted he was already outside
    the realm of the new wave of beboppers, as the jazz critic Leonard Feather stated, Nichols
    ‘got pushed off the piano stool at Minton’s where the fledgling beboppers knew him only
    vaguely as a peripheral figure’.

    Nichols’ isolation from the new jazz movement of bebop wasn’t due to his refusal to
    play new forms of jazz or due to any desire to play older generations of music. Instead
    Nichols heard music and jazz developing in a different direction, highly related to the
    bebop era but with some key differences. Unfortunately there is nothing more than
    anecdotal evidence to show whether or not Nichols’ wartime service further isolated him
    from bebop musicians, but by the time of his return, his music was headed in a different
    direction from the majority of beboppers."


    Considering what happened to pianist Al Tinney I'd agree.


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    I don't recognize categories myself, but look for quality and qualities in music. Let the egghead critics worry about who was 'peripheral' and who wasn't. Nichols was a brilliant man. His compositions were very advanced and together. He died young, of (I think) leukemia...
    Charlie Christian got me in a world of trouble

    ---Me

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