Tower Of Power

Have a listen. I think you will like this. "It All Comes Back," A song by Tower Of Power, with Lenny Pickett, 1993. Another band I was introduced to by my high school band director was Tower Of Power. They are a band that features a full, very tight, badass horn section! And at that … Continue reading Tower Of Power

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How High The Moon, Sort of

So I've been trying to attain some speed and technique and more accurately played rhythms and make more complete ideas. Jazz improvisation is not the easiest thing in the world, but, it is one of the most satisfying activities I have ever experienced in life. I will be forever learning I think. The tune is … Continue reading How High The Moon, Sort of

Cannonball Adderley

Julian Edwin "Cannonball" Adderley was born September 15, 1928, and died August 8, 1975, at age 46. He was a jazz alto saxophonist of the hard bop era of the 1950s and 1960s. He was thought to be the heir to Charlie Parker. That says something of the caliber of this saxophonist. Adderley is remembered … Continue reading Cannonball Adderley

Charlie Parker

Now's The Time - Charlie Parker Charles "Yardbird" Parker was an amazing saxophonist who gained wide recognition for his brilliant solos and innovative improvisations. He was, without a doubt, one of the most influential and talented musicians in jazz history. When I was first introduced to jazz in high school I was floored when I … Continue reading Charlie Parker