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Archive | January, 2011
Jazz trumpet duo…
…with a drummer. Below are four fantastic videos of Tim Hagans (tpt) and Jukkis Uotila (kit) playing in the duo format. Tim is a player who sounds like he has really studied Miles’ language, and [...]

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Artist profile: Tim Hagans Firstly, do check the link above, and listen to Tim’s music (or indeed the clips to follow). It wasn’t just music, it was an abstract description of extreme force and energy. Tim’s playing, in [...]

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Hang with… Maynard Ferguson
This is a 45minute informal hang with Maynard; you can tell his known character of warmth and humility coming through. Quite an enjoyable video this, very interesting. RIP, Boss! 000-106 pdf   , 642-732 exam [...]

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On which paper is it best to print your music?
By Bruce Chidester of Has this ever happened to you? You have a quick page turn in your concert and the next two pages are stuck together. In the existing light, you realize that the [...]

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Improvisation and interview with Michael Finissy
This “composition” was completed for part of my BMus dissertation, however, it is not just contrived and esoteric for the sake of being so; it is part of several performances and interviews with performers who [...]

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Randy Brecker & Tim Hagans
Randy Brecker and Tim Hagans play “Boooo” with the Norrbotten Big Band. Randy and Tim are briefly interviewed, and it is great to hear Randy discuss the music; how to draw the audience into the [...]

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Hang with… Chris LaBarbera
Brian MacDonald and Kevin Burns from the Airmen of Note trumpet section hang out with wonderful South Florida trumpet player, Chris LaBarbera. Chris is a long time Reinhardt student, and has a fabulous control of [...]

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The diaphragm and some common misconceptions
By Dave Vinning This is an excellent video that clearly shows the following: 1. The diaphragm is connected to the lowest rib coming off the sternum (there are 2 floating ribs below this point). 2. [...]

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Bill Evans on jazz and improvisation
Bill Evans discussing jazz and improvisation (classical and jazz) and the art of music. 70-462   , 400-051 exam   , 000-080 pdf   , 352-001   , SSCP   , 300-075 dumps   , [...]

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Phil Hanson: A brass musician with ambition
Phil Hanson is not a musician you will have heard of, well at least not yet anyway! This is surprising when you consider that Phil has been playing Cornet and more recently Trumpet for over [...]

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