Month: April 2010

What Is Bebop?

Before the second world war, big bands (also known as swing bands) were the “in” thing with artists such as Benny Goodman, Artie Shaw, Woody Herman being some of the more well-known leaders of the swing era. The bands usually consisted of between twelve and twenty-five musicians featuring a whole host of brass, woodwind, and Read More

10 Useful Sites For The Trumpet Beginner

While trying to learn trumpet, I’m constantly on the internet trying to find the best exercises and other information to help me progress faster. I’ve noticed that the good sites seem to be difficult to find if you don’t already know about them. Read More

The Ashley Hamer Group Does Avishai Cohen

The Ashley Hamer Group played Avishai Cohen songs at The Greenhouse April 8 in Denton, TX. Read More

Who am I?

It just occurred to me that much of the people who read my blog don’t know me as well as they know other bloggers in the jazz niche. I feel that having a tight-knit community is important in small groups such as the one I’m a part of, so I’m going to tell you a Read More

Recital – Yoshi Matsubara & Asher Barreras

Yoshi Matsubara & Asher Barreras, two seniors at UNT held a recital performance in Kenton hall at the University of North Texas April 5 2010. Senior recital performances are essentially projects that students must complete in order to get their degree. One might not expect much from a recital, but then again most don’t get Read More

Recommended Listening

Sometimes, I get stuck in a rut with music and can’t seem to find anything worth listening to. While the music you already have is great, it does get old when you don’t have anything new to play. I’d like to help keep this from happening to you by linking up with some fellow jazz Read More

Review – Paul Murphy & Larry Willis – “Foundations”

The latest album from Paul Murphy & Larry Willis may not be for you. Read More

Review – Philly Joe Jones’ “Look, Stop, & Listen”

“Look, Stop, and Listen” may very well be the best album I’ve had the privilege of listening to in a long time. Read More