In praise of teachers and students

On this page a short but pointed tribute from Adam Mannes to what’s below the “tip of iceberg” of what we hear on records and see in live performances and on video.

It’s called “practice” but it really understates what’s involved.

Ongoing training, study, exploration, perfecting. For serious artists, it’s a never ending process and as fans we’re the beneficiaries.

Adam is one of many educators who is making music education available around the globe at a level that was previously unimaginable.

Note BOLD: Online education is a godsend, but for children it is NOT a substitute for a caring, inspiring LIVE teacher.

Some of my favorite resources for piano (a very short list)

Adam Maness and Open Studio

Jon Cleary – New Orleans piano and culture

Dan the Composer – Unique meditations on the art of playing the piano

Rick Beato – Musician, producer, educator

Oliver Prehn – Pianist and educator

Jonny May – Jonny May shows the tricks of the trade behind a number of piano styles

Jamey Aebersold – Not strictly a piano source, but you can’t talk about jazz education without Jamey. (See our podcast interview with him.)

If you have a hankering to learn some piano and are starting from scratch, I particularly recommend Jon Cleary and Oiver Prehn for to help you break the ice. The most important thing – more important than theory, practice, good form etc. – is to put your hands on the keys and discover that when you do, interesting things can and often do happen.

– Ken McCarthy
Jazz on the Tube

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A little bit of Django

From the book “Swing Under the Nazis” by Mike Zwerin.

In the middle of an interview, Miles Davis looked at the camera and said: “I’m no accident.”

I think that’s true of everyone who has achieved something great in music.

A little about the early years of Django Reinhardt. His achievements were no accident either.

– Ken McCarthy
Jazz on the Tube

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Aurora Nealand A look at KindHumanKind

Interview with Aurora Nealand


Download the mp3 here

Follow Aurora here

auroranealand.com

facebook.com/aurora.nealand

auroranealand.bandcamp.com

louisianamusicfactory.com

The entire wide-ranging, free-wheeling conversation – unedited – complete with numerous sidebars, including some genealogical information which despite Aurora’s surprise may actually have a degree of accuracy (to be continued.)


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– Ken McCarthy
Jazz on the Tube

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Michele Rosewoman


The Jazz on the Tube interview

Interview


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Click here for Michele Rosewoman’s web site

Reference videos from the interview

Michele Rosewoman and members of New Yor-Uba perform “The Egun and the Harvest”

Michele Rosewoman Trio perform ‘Akomado’ For Babaluaye

“Guerreros” Michele Rosewoman and New Yor-Uba at Dizzy’s Lincoln Center 10/13

New Yoruba, October, 1984 in Warsaw, Poland a year after the group’s founding

Ed Kelly exploring Monk – “Well You Needn’t

Orlando “Puntilla” Rios – “El Breve Espacio”

– Ken McCarthy
Jazz on the Tube

Music credit: The Jazz on the Tube podcast theme song is “Mambo Inferno” performed by The Manhattan School of Music Afro-Cuban Jazz Orchestra conducted by Bobby Sanabria from the CD ¡Que Viva Harlem!

Rich Pulin – A big band veteran brings jazz to kids

Interview


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Rich Pulin of pulin4jazz.org talks about his life in jazz which included seven years with the Tommy Dorsey Band on trombone. Rich has been running a most innovative jazz education program for kids in Clark County, Nevada (Las Vegas) that could be a model for the nation.

– Ken McCarthy
Jazz on the Tube

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The Jazz Cruise and more

The Jazz Cruise and more

 

Interview


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There are many ways to enjoy jazz: on record (or CD), on the radio, at a club, at a festival.

On this call we talk with producer Michael Lazaroff about what is possibly the most glorious way to enjoy jazz mankind has ever created: on a cruise.

Michael’s company Entertainment Cruise Production is the #1 producer of special theme cruises on earth and they got their start producing jazz chartered cruises in 2000 featuring artists the caliber of Pat Metheny, Herbie Hancock and Chick Corea.

Artists love it because they can arrange jam sessions on board that often just aren’t possible in “real life.” They also get to chill a bit versus flying in, playing and flying out, sometimes on the same day. They also love the sound system which has been tweaked to perfection and
Pat Metheny called “as good as Carnegie Hall.”

How wonderful is the experience?

Over the years, over 12,000 guests have repeated the experience four or more times!

Once is an incident. Twice is a coincidence. Three time is a plan. When people return to an experience four times or more it has to be special. On this call, we talk about some of what makes it so.

More info about Blue Note at Sea

More info about The Jazz Cruise

– Ken McCarthy
Jazz on the Tube

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