Jazz Improv, Vol. 2, No. 4, Wes Montgomery, cover (Print Edition & Companion CD)

Jazz Improv, Vol. 2, No. 4, Wes Montgomery, cover (Print Edition & Companion CD)


Wynton Kelly Trio with Wes Montgomery, “Unit 7”

Jimmy Bruno with Joe Beck, “Polarity”

The Legacy Lives On, “Sunset Eyes”

Frank Foster, “Theme For Ernie”

Joe Diorio, “Monk-Ing”

George Benson, “Hipping The Hop”

Eric Nemeyer, “Zip-Ta-Toonie”

Count Basie Orchestra, “Basie”

Rich Lamanna, “Morning”

Lois Dawson, “Run Away With Me”

Steve Grossman with Elvin Jones, “This Time The Dream’s On Me”

Ron Kaplan, “How Insensitive” 


Jazz Crossroads—An Interview with Jazz Legend Chuck Mangione

American Expatriate Alive and Well – An Interview with Charlie Mariano

Bass’ Graces— An Interview with John Patitucci

Smitten With the Baritone – An Interview with Claire Daly

Playing On – An Interview with Ronnie Cuber

He’s Not Heavy, He’s My Brother –An Interview with Buddy Montgomery

Serious Business—An Interview With Mark Elf

Creativity Through Intuition—An Interview with Joe Diorio

Never Losing Sight Of A Dream—An Interview with Jimmy Bruno 


Real Words On Jazz: Some Points About Jazz by Brian Torff

Collected Wisdom: Lester Bowie: Dreaming Of The Master, Part II, by Don Glasgo

Memories Of A Jazz Child, by Paul Combs

Jazz Vocal Lesson: Natural Voice, Half Voice and Falsetto, by William Collins

Perspective: Some Thoughts On Accompanying the Guitar, by Todd Coolman

Melody: Connecting Phrases Using Nearby Notes

Scales: Using Pentatonic Scales To Play Inside or Outside

Chords: Chord Voicings And Rhythmic Placement Developing Style, Part I, by Hal Galper

Can Jazz Be Taught? Part I, by Mel Martin

Latin: The 21st Century Musician’s Guide To Latin Jazz by Richie Zellon

Arranging: Four Part Harmony

Chords: Permutations of Open Chord Voicings

Perspective: The Importance of Being in A Positive Environment 

Book Excerpts: 

28 Good Morning Blues, the Autobiography of Count Basie, as told to Albert Murray. “Sixteen Men Swinging” Chapter, Da Capo Press 

Transcribed Solos: 

Wynton Kelly, Piano Solo on “What’s New” Transcribed by Rick Helzer

Wes Montgomery, Guitar Solo on “Jingles” Transcribed by Jim Josselyn

Wes Montgomery, Guitar Solo on “In Your Own Sweet Way” by Reed Kotler

Wynton Kelly, Piano Solo on “Unit 7” Transcribed by Reed Kotler

Wes Montgomery, Guitar Solo on “Unit 7” Transcribed by Reed Kotler 


“Jingles” Composed by Wes Montgomery

“In Your Own Sweet Way” Composed by Dave Brubeck

“Theme For Ernie” Composed by Fred Lacey

“Zip-Ta-Toonie” Composed by Eric Nemeyer

“Polarity” Composed by Jimmy Bruno

“West Coast Blues” Composed by Wes Montgomery

“Monk-Ing” Composed by Joe Diorio 


“What’s New” Analysis by Rick Helzer

“Jingles” Analysis by Jim Josselyn

“In Your Own Sweet Way” Analysis by Eric Nemeyer

“Theme For Ernie” 

“West Coast Blues” 

Exercises Scales Patterns: 

Chord Arpeggios, Permutations, “Sophisticated Lady” 

Arpeggios Using 4th Intervals, “In Your Own Sweet Way” 

Scales, “Out of Nowhere” 

5th Intervals, “Stella by Starlight” 

Chord Arpeggios, “Theme For Ernie” 

CD Reviews: 

The Legacy Lives On (Mack Avenue) 

Phil Abraham Trio (Lyrae Records) 

Barbara Adamson (Stet) 

Borah Bergman/O. Lake (Soul Note) 

Art Blakey w. Wynton Marsalis, (Music Club) 

Terrence Blanchard (Sony) 

Bombay Jim (Songkeepers) 

Ruby Braff/Ellis Larkins, (Vanguard) 

Jimmy Bruno/Joe Beck (Concord) 

Kenny Burrell, Handcrafted (32 Jazz) 

Buselli/Wallarab (Midcoast) 

Amanda Carr (Original Music) 

Jim Cifelli NY Nonet (A-Records) 

Sarah Jane Cion (Naxos) 

Vassar Clements (Winter Harvest) 

Avishai Cohen, Devotion (Stretch) 

Richie Cole (Alto Madness) 

Buddy Collette Big Band (Bridge) 

Ravi Coltrane (RCA) 

104 Larry Coryell & the 11th House

Ronnie Cuber, Airplay (Steeplechase) 

Ronnie Cuber, NY Cats (Steeplechase) 

Sylvia Cuenca (Etoile) 

James Darren (Concord) 

Joe Diorio, I Remember You (RAM) 

Sonny Fortune (Shanchie) 

Dizzy Gillespie (Red Anchor/CAP) 

Miles Griffith, Spiritual Freedom

Steve Grover (Invisible Music) 

Roland Guerin (Half Note) 

Herbie Nichols Project (Soul Note) 

Woody Herman Orchestra (NY Jam) 

Dave Holland, Prime Directive (ECM) 

Jacintha, Autumn Leaves (Groove Note) 

D.D. Jackson, Anthem (RCA) 

Jon Jarvis, Hear No Evil (TVT) 

Jazz Class Orchestra (Philology) 

Ingrid Jensen (Enja) 

Hank Jones, Master Class (32 Jazz) 

Mark Josefsberg (Sound Ideas) 

Bill Kirchner, Trance Dance (A-Records) 

Kathleen Kolman, The Dreamer

Lee Konitz/Steve Swallow/Paul Motian (Enja) 

David Lahm (Arkadia) 

Lambert, Hendricks & Bavan (RCA) 

Lan Xang (Naxos) 

Peggy Lee/Benny Goodman (Columbia) 

Arlee Leonard, Wild Honey (Solajazz) 

Luc/Lagrene, Duet (Dreyfus) 

Matthias Lupri, Shadow of the Vibe

Magnuson/Grassi (CIMP) 

Mahavishnu Orchestra (Columbia) 

Jenna Mammina, Under the Influence

Jason Marsalis (Basin Street Records) 

Johnny Mathis (Sony) 

Modern Jazz Quartet, In A Crowd (Knit Classics) 

Thelonious Monk (1201 Music) 

Montana/Gordon (Romantic Jazz) 

Wes Montgomery, Dangerous (Fantasy) 

Clay Moore (Viewpoint) 

Fabio Morgera (Red Records) 

Bobbe Norris, Out of Nowhere

Bill O’Connell’s Chicago Skyliners

Anita O’Day/Gene Krupa (Columbia) 

Chico O’Farrill, Heart of a Legend

Greg Osby, Invisible Hand (Blue Note) 

Art Pepper, Discovery Sessions (Savoy) 

Houston Person, A Little Houston.. (32) 

Milo Peterson and the Jazz Disciples

Pfenninger/Bourgelais, Simple Gifts

Flip Phillips, Swing Is the Thing (Verve) 

Sonny Phillips, My Black Flower (32) 

Dave Pietro, Now Becoming Then (A-Records) 

Roberta Piket, Live at the Blue Note (Half Note) 

Chad Rager (Jazz Focus) 

Sarasota Sunsets Jazz (Carromar Prod) 

Anton Schwartz, The Slow Lane

Barbara Sfraga (Naxos) 

Rich Shemaria Jazz Orch. (Amosaya) 

Archie Shepp/Kahil El Zabar (Delmark) 

Nat Simpkins, Cape Ann Escape

Pete Smyser (CAP) 

John Stein Trio, Green St (A-Records) 

Stevens, Siegel, Ferguson, Panorama

Sonny Stitt, Last Sessions (32 Jazz) 

Mel Torme, Best of the Concord Years

Tyner/Clarke/Foster (Telarc) 

Vache/Galloway, Raisin’ The Roof (NH) 

Various Artists, Ellington For Lovers (NagelHeyer) 

Various Artists, Savoy Story (Savoy) 

Various Artists, Music of Eric von Essen

Mike Vax and Nojo (Seabreeze) 

Wallace, Three In One (Spirit Nectar) 

Bobby Watson, Quiet As It’s Kept (Red) 

Ben Webster, Stormy Weather (1201) 

Weldon/Karn (Criss Cross) 

Karen Zumbrunn, Snowfall

Wes Montgomery/Jimmy Smith, Dynamic Duo (Verve) 

Wes Montgomery/Jimmy Smith, Further Adventures of … (Verve) 

Wes Montgomery, The Complete Riverside Recordings (Riverside/Fantasy Jazz) 

Book/DVD Reviews: 

Book Review: Morning Glory

Book Review: Images of Jazz

Book Review: Zildjian: A History of the Legendary Cymbal Makers

Software: Master Jazz Guitar Solos Instructional CD-Rom

Software: Oscar Peterson CD-Rom

Music Book: 21st Cent. Pro Method—Jazz Guitar, Swing to Bebop

Music Book: Gerry Mulligan Play Along Songbook

Music Book: Wes Montgomery Jazz Guitar Artistry

Music Book: Facing Wes

Music Book: Wes—the Early Years

Music Book: The Art & Language of Jazz Vibes

Music Book: Sonny Stitt Solos

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