Counterpoint and Jazz

I’ve been thinking a lot about counterpoint and its application in jazz lately. In fact I’ve become obsessed with how some of the classic arrangers and players thought about counterpoint and used it in their music. Obviously the concept is not new and it has informed a large part of my musical taste over the […]

Jon De Lucia Group Record Done Soon!

Hello everyone, Happy to announce that I’ll soon be mixing the new record from the Jon De Lucia Group that we recorded last summer. It’s sounding really good and I’m excited to share it with you. You can see a clip from a show we did the same week we recorded below. Looking forward to […]

New York Jazz Clubs Map

Here’s a little thing I’ve been working on in my spare time. I wanted to get a sense of where the famous jazz clubs in New York were located, so I started collecting addresses and photos and began making this map. It is a work in progress and I hope those with more years in […]

Giuffre – Jazz Phrasing and Interpretation

I’ve posted about this book (Giuffre’s only published book) before on this blog, but I wanted to announce that I’ve posted my scan of the book on Scribd. The book will be available there, hopefully for all time! Apologies for the less than perfect quality, I was only allowed to take cell phone photos of […]

Vandoren, Speed and Bach.

I had the pleasure of visiting the Vandoren Musician’s Advisory Studio today, where I tried a bunch of alto mouthpieces and even took home a couple of alto clarinet pieces to try for a couple of weeks. I strongly recommend you visit! Excited to try these guys for a bit, then go back for some […]