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Christian McBride Big Band “The Good Feeling”

I must confess that I have a bias toward small group jazz. However, every now and again I'll hear a big band album that really speaks to me. In my opinion, the Christian McBride...
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Gerald Clayton “Bond”

  Learn Jazz Standards.com is proud to promote pianist Gerald Clayton's 2011 release Bond: The Paris Sessions. This is Clayton's second release as a leader featuring his trio which includes Joe Sanders on bass and Justin...
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Romain Pilon “NY3”

  Learn Jazz Standards.com is proud to promote French guitarist Romain Pilon's brand new trio record NY3. I can't recommend this album enough. Pilon's brilliance as a guitarist and composer is uniquely expressive making him a...
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Ambrose Akinmusire “When The Heart Emerges Glistening”

  Learn Jazz Standards.com is proud to promote trumpeter Ambrose Akinmusire and his latest 2011 release "When The Heart Emerges Glistening." His band features Gerald Clayton on piano, Walter Smith III on tenor saxophone, Harish...
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Martin Taylor “Last Train to Hauteville”

To mark the 100th anniversary of Django Reinhardt’s birth, Martin Taylor’s band Spirit of Django reassembled after 15 years to record the 2010 album Last Train to Hauteville. Spirit of Django features Martin Taylor (guitar),...
Cool and Unusual Applications of the Minor Pentatonic Scalevideo

Cool and Unusual Applications of the Minor Pentatonic Scale

This is one my favorite jazz education videos on youtube... the perspective of is that of a brilliant guitarist, but any instrumentalist could use these concepts.  I've included a summary below of his main...
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James Farm “James Farm”

This week LearnJazzStandards.com is proud to promote James Farm's 2011 premier self-entitled release. Formed in 2009, James Farm is an acoustic jazz quartet consisting of saxophonist Joshua Redman, pianist Aaron Parks, bassist Matt Penman, and...
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Gilad Hekselman “Hearts Wide Open”

Because listening to jazz is so important to the jazz musician, Learn Jazz Standards is starting to promote the albums of current jazz artists. It’s important to be familiar with old classic recordings, BUT...
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Tamir Hendleman “Destinations”

Because listening to jazz is so important to the jazz musician, Learn Jazz Standards is starting to promote the albums of current jazz artists.  It's important to be familiar with old classic recordings, BUT...

Transcribing Jazz Solos: Is It Better to Write It Down or Learn It...

Ok, so you've probably been hearing that you need to transcribe jazz solos for a long time, but what is the transcription process?  And what is the benefit to transcribing?  Why would one take...

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