Monthly Archives: February 2012

Implementing new ideas into your soloing

The age-old question for improvisers is how to best introduce new materialĀ in your soloing in a concerted, organized way. When I think of the great jazz soloists I realize that the wonderful shapes they come up with in their soloing, in a seemingly spontaneous fashion, are in fact worked out in a deliberate way, in [...]

The Grammys

I think this is my 7th or 8th time going to the Grammys while being nominated some 18 times. It is an honor to be recognized by your peers for artistic achievements, and interesting to have the opportunity to see what is happening in the world of popular music up close. In a general way, [...]