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Jazz Education for Everybody – Free!

Ted Nash and Joe Temperley - two of the instructors whose videos you can watch for free at JALC's online Jazz Academy.

Ted Nash and Joe Temperley – two of the instructors whose videos you can watch for free at JALC’s online Jazz Academy.

Saxophonists Ted Nash and Joe Temperley are two of the instructors in Wynton Marsalis’ latest venture to make jazz more comprehensible to musicians and fans alike: Jazz at Lincoln Center’s new — and free — online Jazz Academy. You can read about it in my article from the January 2014 DownBeat.

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Eric Reed on “progress” in Jazz

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“The idea that art “moves forward” is misleading anyway; art doesn’t move, art is. Is there a living soul in Jazz more advanced than John Coltrane? Who is beyond Duke Ellington?” – Eric Reed, from his website,www.ericreed.net. I had the pleasure of interviewing Eric for an upcoming article in DownBeat about JALC’s forthcoming collection of free jazz education videos that feature him, among many other jazz artists and historians.

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Bird Lives! Paquito D’Rivera revives “Charlie Parker w/Strings” at JALC (DownBeat, 4/13)

Alto sax master Paquito D’Rivera resurrects “Charlie Parker w/Strings at Jazz at Lincoln Center. My review in DownBeat: http://ow.ly/kgRhH

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My profile/interview with Wynton Marsalis from the Dec. 2012 DownBeat

My dinner with Wynton. OK, it was lunch.  Great sushi and even better conversation.  Here’s my interview/profile of him, as published in the December 2012 issue of DownBeat:  “Wynton Marsalis – Profoundly Grateful” (DownBeat, Dec. 2012)

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Luciana Souza Brings Brazil to New York – Downbeat

Luciana Souza brings Brazil to New York’s Jazz at Lincoln Center, covers songs from Jobim to Leonard Cohen http://bit.ly/AAPMSO

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