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Thursday Night: Nate’s Seafood & Steakhouse – 14951 Midway Rd Addison, TX 75001

Good Love & Music Band – Rhythm & Blues, Rock, Jazz and more… Guy Minervini – Guitar & Vocals John Hewitt – Bass & Vocals Brian Hartig – Drums Map Link

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Thursday Night: Nate’s Seafood & Steakhouse – 14951 Midway Rd Addison, TX 75001

Guy Minervini Band – Rhythm & Blues, Rock, Jazz and more… Joining me will be: Candy Hall – Vocals Tony DeCicco – Bass Al Mirelez – Drums and Vocals Map Link

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Forced to Play Simply

I just started reading Forward Motion (from Bach to Bebop) by Hal Galper. The book takes you on a tour through jazz improvisation using quotes from famous players, aka jazz proverbs, as a guide to improving your phrasing. It goes from the … Continue reading

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Twisted on Tax Day

My tax analyst told me that the song Twisted , the closer for Joni Mitchell’s Court and Spark , was actually a late 50’s tune redone by Joni. Here’s the original by Hendricks, Lambert, & Ross : And here’s Joni’s … Continue reading

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How copyright conflict led to some great music

The U.K. copyright holder for Rudyard Kipling’s The Road To Mandalay wouldn’t let Frank Sinatra release his swinging version of it on Come Fly With Me so he recorded Chicago to replace it in the British Empire release. Frank tells … Continue reading

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Day In Day Out – now with Triplets!

A great version of Day In Day Out, Frank Sinatra: From Frank Sinatra – A Man and His Music + Ella + Jobim. Arrangement by Nelson Riddle, go figure.

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Afro-Cuban Jazz: Congo Mulence

Machito w/ Cannonball Adderley on Sax, Joe Newman on Trumpet: Congo Mulence

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I’m Not Worthy…

A couple of years ago I caught one of Dallas’ great piano players ending a solo with quarter note triplets: Jazz Piano Solo with 1/4 note triplet climax It sounded great – the triplets broke up the rhythm but still … Continue reading

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