July 2014

Red Garland

The first jazz pianist I could name was Red Garland–his block-chord style had my attention. Fully and completely. I think I was in high school

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Improvise. Step 1

I’m writing a post on first steps for improvisers. If you’ve ever written anything you know sometimes it comes flowing out and it’s there and

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The Practice of Practice

My copy came this morning. When they’re doing things other than “avoiding” taxes or providing less-than-optimal working conditions for employees, or squeezing publishers they brilliantly

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