January 2008 Blog Posts (35)

JPM's Views

Visit official Blog/Views on personal website: http://josephpatrickmoore.wordpress.com/

Added by Joseph Patrick Moore on January 31, 2008 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Boots Don’t Make You Bootsy

Vibe-rant yellow boots and silver leaf bag suits,

impenetrable vinyl so the chemicals aren't liable

to leak into you or ruin your processed do.

Change up the groove from double time, blood,

"Breakwater" appears to be ready for a flood.

At first I wondered why you were in a shower room,

now I get the point that your gear is waterproof,

Tell me do you merely clean up crime scenes,

or slosh through sewers, drains,… Continue

Added by Marissa Dodge on January 30, 2008 at 5:00pm — 1 Comment

Check out the MusiConversations on Jazz Show Archives

Check out the Neu Media show MusiConversations on Jazz at:

Show Site: http://www.MusiConversations.com

Archives Site: http://www.MusiConversations.net

or

for the RSS Feed http://www.MusiConversations.net/rss

or

search for MusiConversations at iTunes under the podcast category.



Guests include:

- Jazz…

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Added by MusiConversations on January 29, 2008 at 7:21pm — No Comments

Which Candidate for President Will Do More For Jazz?

Now we know that Bill Clinton plays sax, but does Hillary like jazz?

I heard that Ann Marie Wilkins is working for the Obama campaign. Since she manages Harry Connick and Branford and runs Marsalis Music, does this mean Obama is good for jazz?

Please send me your comments!

I'm curious if anyone knows!

Added by Sue Auclair on January 27, 2008 at 7:59pm — 2 Comments

THE ESSENCE RADIO SHOW - Host Kara Johnstad Times and info: January 26 + 27, 2008

Let's meet on the weekend! I'll be in India in an internet café.

The ESSENCE RADIO SHOW - Host Kara Johnstad…

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Added by Kara Johnstad on January 25, 2008 at 6:28am — 1 Comment

The ESSENCE RADIO SHOW - Playlist Jan 26 + 27, 2008

Check times of the shows worldwide in the following posted blog. All shows air at times posted and then are archived for enjoyment 24 hours a day

7 days a week free of charge. Thanks to all the awesome musicians who contirubute music to the shows.…


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Added by Kara Johnstad on January 25, 2008 at 6:25am — No Comments

OL'SCHOOL/NEW SCHOOL; CHANGIN' TIMES

Hey Guys: Thanks for all the wonderful feedback about my new "Groovin' U" CD. I really appreciate it. Your comments of "Album of the year..," "Smooth and exciting," to simply "WOWWW!" really makes my day.



For those of you familiar with by work with Brass Construction, BT Express and Skyy, Raphael Cameron, et. al, I know this album is quite a departure from my usual funk/soul/R&B dance fare. However, I believe as an artist, writer and producer, one has to constantly allow for… Continue

Added by Randy Muller Boom Chang Bang on January 24, 2008 at 8:30am — No Comments

Melancholy





She is the densest darkness of the woods;

impenetrable until daylight, and even then,

pit-falled and precarious.



You think you can avoid her if you wait until morning,

but she’s a vapor that creeps though the cracks of any room

like Radon - undetectable by canary or aqueduct trout.



I glance up from my book and she’s appeared.

Her head tilted like a Jikata listening

for the strains of a song.



Teeth slightly… Continue

Added by Marissa Dodge on January 24, 2008 at 3:00am — No Comments

John Coltrane - My Favorite Things

I decided to play my satellite TV jazz radio station thru my stereo system today. I listened to a schmorgasborg of really good jazz , then , I get up and go get my laundy , come back in the room and there it was......My Favorite Things (John Coltrane) is playing. Now this is one of my fist jazz cd's and i remember the feeling when i purchased it at a used cd store like it was yesterday. I have to tell you i fell in love with this record all over again. That steady tempo, McCoy tyner's…

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Added by James Olezene on January 23, 2008 at 2:42am — No Comments

Next Show

VINTAGE 51st and 9th ave

Monday January 28th 9-11pm

Laurent Medelgi Guitar

Andrea Valentini Drums (Blood, Sweat & Tears)

Stefan Held Bass

Horns sit in!

Added by Laurent on January 23, 2008 at 2:30am — No Comments

Why Arrangers make lousy copyists...and vice versa....

Hmmm...this is a topic I've talked about almost my entire career as a music copyist/arranger...which is almost always goes unchecked...This is a simple thing to do...copying music from music scores...it's not that hard???...or is it???...it's not as easy as some think...it takes a really good copyist to find out what the hell the arrangers point of view is and make the song (written wise...i mean) the way the arranger wrote it...and also to be as flawless as…

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Added by Juan "Tiny"Colon on January 22, 2008 at 8:52pm — 4 Comments

Shiro Sadamura's GIG on Wed Jan23


I will be playing at this old and cozy bar called EAR INN.
It is a small bar/restaurant since 1817.
Please come by !!

LIVE @ EAR INN
Wednesday Night. JAN. 23. 2008

at 23:59 - 03:00
no cover no minimum

SHIRO SADAMURA (El.Vl)
ALAN EICHER (El.P)
ARTHUR KELL (Bass)


326 Spring Street ENYC 10013 212-226-9060
EAR INN is located on Spring St. between
Greenwich St. & Washington St.

Added by Shiro Sadamura on January 22, 2008 at 5:46pm — No Comments

INSPIRATION / EPIPHANY

Inspiration is so hard to come by, and so easy to lose; but when it DOES come, it comes from such unexpected places!

So not long after my last post, I found myself again complaining to a friend of mine about the piece I was working on, and how frustrated I was with my inability to play it. The frustration would quicly cause me to put my instrument down and walk away for a day or two. And it ended like this:

Don Malcholm:…
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Added by Don Malcholm on January 22, 2008 at 2:29pm — No Comments

New Skin Tweed Amp !

Hi everybody ! I take few moment to change the skin of my page...like a Tweed Amp 50'S !
Funky this Jazz Network !
Enjoy !

Added by Cyril Gras on January 22, 2008 at 2:49am — No Comments

On Music Improvisation



On Music Improvisation





Improvisation is the purest form of music. It is not associated with style or precedent but rather with total listening, a form of meditation in action. Total listening

creates deeper awareness within and beyond…

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Added by Rob Levit on January 21, 2008 at 3:35pm — 1 Comment

Artist Statement: Living The Creative Life For me, the most important element in living the creative life is the element of surprise. When I sit and finally still myself at the end of a long harri…

Artist Statement: Living The Creative Life





For me, the most important element in living the creative life is the element of surprise. When I sit and finally still myself at the end of a long harried day, it often feels as if I

have…

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Added by Rob Levit on January 21, 2008 at 3:22pm — No Comments

On Teaching



Teaching Music

Teaching a student is a balance between creating a structured environment and freedom to explore. Two questions that are useful with

my students are:…

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Added by Rob Levit on January 21, 2008 at 3:05pm — No Comments

Raining Week End

Raining Week End, no sea, no surf, no sand, only heard and play music ! Guitar at home and session saturday morning with my band.
Enjoy !

Added by Cyril Gras on January 21, 2008 at 4:32am — No Comments

Waiting For Fagen

I’m up, with my ear to the universe again

listening and waiting for Fagen.

I stare at his latest portrait;

his graying stubble and well worn lines,

the wicked double waves of his protruding lips.



I study the backgrounds of his photographs;

try to make out the titles of the books on his shelves,

the tiny models of buildings, the ornate clock on his desk.

I pore over the precise way he holds his… Continue

Added by Marissa Dodge on January 20, 2008 at 3:00am — 5 Comments

a very "useful" friend

i do not know if he's in our network, but i would like to invite you all jazz singers to visit my friend's webpage Standardtrax, helded by talented scottich musician Alan McPike.

Added by sabrina colombo on January 18, 2008 at 5:48pm — No Comments

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