Episode #9: Tune Talk – Freewheeler(for Kenny) Part 1

Episode #8: Roles of the Pianist in Jazz

A pianist can fulfil several roles in Jazz performance. We can perform as a soloist, with no accompaniment. We can accompany singers or other instrumentalists. We can perform in all kinds of ensembles, from duo to Big Bands. Good accompanists are sought after!...
Episode #9: Tune Talk – Freewheeler(for Kenny) Part 1

Episode #7: Becoming a Great Accompanist

Accompanying singers and other instrumentalists is one of the most valuable skills a Jazz pianist can have. Good accompanists are always in demand. Follow me as we talk about how to develop the skills you need to become a great accompanist! Check out my website:...
Episode #9: Tune Talk – Freewheeler(for Kenny) Part 1

Episode #6: Greg Tardy Interview

I’m psyched to have Greg Tardy as my guest on Notes. Greg is a wonderful saxophonist and clarinetist, a composer and recording artist. He has played, toured and recorded with some of the greats, Elvin Jones, Rashied Ali, Andrew Hill, to name just a few. He...
Episode #9: Tune Talk – Freewheeler(for Kenny) Part 1

Episode #5: David Berkman Interview

David Berkman is well-known in the Jazz world. A prolific pianist and composer, he has many recordings under his own name with many of the finest names in jazz. He is also highly respected as an educator and teaches at Queens College in New York. Also, he has written...
Episode #9: Tune Talk – Freewheeler(for Kenny) Part 1

Episode #4: Ron Brendle Interview

Ron Brendle is one of the most well-respected and in-demand bassists in the Western North and South Carolina region. He has played with everybody, including a long list of Jazz greats. Ron and I have been friends and musical colleagues for quite a while. He’s on...