LJS 33: How Charlie Parker and John Coltrane Became Great

Welcome to episode 33 of the LJS Podcast where today we are taking a look at two jazz icons, Charlie Parker and John Coltrane, and asking the question: What made them great. Was it talent? Was it a lot of practicing? Or is there something more to it? Listen in.

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In this episode

  1. Are talent and practice alone a recipe for success?

  2. A summary of Charlie Parker’s career and the opportunities he had.

  3. A summary of John Coltrane’s career and the opportunities he had.

  4. What can we as jazz musicians take away from Charlie Parker and John Coltrane?

    1. Talent is not enough.
    2. Look for opportunity.
    3. 10,000 hours sounds about right.

Listen to episode 31: Music Advice I Wish Someone Had Told Me.

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