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100 Words: The Nine Movement Forms

Principle 2 (Part II) – Nine Movement Forms…in nine nutshells

The Nine Movement forms invite us to use our posture, walk and voice to communicate clarity and receive with openness.   72 more words

100 Words

Kenny Wheeler - Six For Six

The album was recorded when Kenny Wheeler was 78 years old – amazingly breathing, blowing and creating! Furthermore when he plays – I know it’s him… 51 more words


THIS is an Orchestra

I would like to warn the reader that this blog contains opinions that may not be shared by all.

The habit of joining together with other musicians during performances is as old as music itself but the… 1,356 more words

Music Theory

Strings attached

Charlie Parker’s album with strings was the record that persuaded Gilad Atzmon to become a jazz musician. “Now I wish I’d never heard it,” the Israeli-born, London-based alto saxophonist and bandleader announced at Ronnie Scott’s last night, giving his listeners a reminder of the sort of sardonic humour not regularly heard at 47 Frith Street since the club’s founder died in 1996. 470 more words


Off-season Odds and Ends

One. The Jazz have signed a number of training camp invitees, marking the first time (in memory, and without checking) that invitee signings have been announced this early in the summer, or even announced at all. 444 more words


Music Lessons

What can we play that we never played before and never will again?

Happenings: everyone switches instruments. Anything goes; let go of form and let the energy take you to new places. 48 more words


Jazz night...

Besides brilliant drinks they make… totally had no clue that they have live Jazz here on Sundays… almost didn’t wanna walk away because of the music! 9 more words