With his new album, Origami Harvest, Ambrose Akinmusire once again demonstrates the sheer creative freedom that runs through his compositions. We knew that a veritable musical essay like this would lead to a great interview. Here is the Blue Note-signed American trumpeter discussing Origami Harvest in his own words. Source: Ambrose Akinmusire: “It Is Hard … More Ambrose Akinmusire: “It Is Hard to Dismiss Abstraction”
From the JazzAdvice.com blog (original post with many more details here) 1) Shoot for a goal 2) Set aside time for listening 3) Create a consistent practice routine 4) Slow practice on the hard stuff 5) Narrow down your focus and increase your progress 6) Get great ears! 7) Set deadlines and schedule performances Learn … More The Smart Improviser’s Process for Creating Stellar Solos
Check out young trumpeter Marquis Hill.
Just gonna leave this here. Thanks, Paul the Trombonist!
Check out Maurice Brown. Have trouble picking out some of Brown’s sound at the top? So did he. At 2:38, Maurice asks for his mic to be hotter in the mix. Find some tips on using a Harmon mute with a mic in Essential Trumpet Lessons, Book 2. Check out the other books to see what … More Maurice Brown
Cool stuff. Max Roach talks about Clifford Brown:
A 50 minute lesson with jazz legend and master teacher Clark Terry. … More Take a Free Lesson With the Great Clark Terry