Fall is just around the corner and it is time to get ready for students and hopefully this year in person jamming. I've been practicing the piano and the drums and over the summer the bass. I'm ready to get back to work.
Like all musicians, I've spent a lot of time thinking about what's next in this new normal, hopefully post-pandemic world. Some things I'm looking forward to resuming others not so much. Choices will be made. Stay tuned.
Daily postings of piano and video explorations. Complete playlist here: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLfu5XKCRVDpg79KnI7w-FDhBH58ICUJ0d
Time to recharge, practice, and play music with my friends.
My first crack at Jazz Hop. Constructive feedback welcome.
In the late 1970's these two guys helped me on my early jazz journey. First in Toronto with Sonny Stitt, in a bar, on a break, at the piano. And then shortly there after in Boston with Dino. I was thinking about them today.
What did I learn?
1. Jazz is not back ground music.
2. Skill counts.
3. Intensity is imperative.
4. This jazz thing is going to take awhile.
What I'm up to behind the scenes.