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

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


Hilary Noble, Ilé lorun 

Tim Cummiskey, Fever Dream

Karolina Strassmayer, The Sweeper

Joe Henderson, Serentiy

Los Hombres Calietnes, Creole Groove

Dave Liebman, Bye, Bye Blackbird

Eric Nemeyer, Milestone #1

Orbert Davis, Priority

Joe Henderson, On the Trail

Wendee Glick, You Made Me Love You

Bobby Shew, Night to Remember

Virginia Mayhew, Hi-Ya Mama! 


Playing Life—An Interview With Dave Liebman by Eric Nemeyer


That Deep Inner Quiet - An Interview With Charles Lloyd, by Bill Donaldson

Discovery By Going Through The Process—An Interview With Gary Campbell by Marco Pignataro

Nothing To Prove—An Interview With Karolina Strassmayer, by Eric Nemeyer

Much More Than Scales & Chords—An Interview With Bill Trujillo, by Eric Nemeyer

This Is Not A Dress Rehearsal—An Interview With Virginia Mayhew, by Eric Nemeyer

Feeling Connected—An Interview With 5, by Eric Nemeyer 


The Real World: The Auditioning Process, by Todd Coolman

Collected Wisdom: The Way Of No Way–The Song Is You, by Don Glasgo

Common Courtesy: Manners for Musicians: Gig Protocol, Ethics and Guidelines for the Working Jazz Artist, by Dr. Mike Bogle

Perspective: The Role Of History In Jazz, by Mel Martin

Influence & Style: All The Things We Are: Reflections Toward A New Jazz Conception, by Marco Pignataro

Lesson: “Linear Concepts” - Whole Tone Moves, by Mark Stefani

Jazz Piano Perspectives: Voicings, Part 2, by Rick Helzer

Latin: 21st Century Musician’s Guide To Latin Jazz—Part 10, by Richie Zellon

Arranging: The Mystic Chord — “Flavors of Jazz”, by Dr. Mike Bogle

Chords: Chord Substitutions Suggested by Quartal Voicings Derived From Melody Notes by Eric Nemeyer

Melody: Melodic Embellishment of Arpeggios of Modal Triads in The Harmonic Minor Scale, by Eric Nemeyer

Mind, Body & Spirit: Intuition, by Eric Nemeyer 

Transcribed Solos: 

Orbert Davis, Trumpet Solo “Priority” 

Joe Henderson, Tenor Sax Solo “Serenity” Transcribed by Rick Helzer

Joe Henderson, Tenor Sax “On The Trail” Transcribed by John Alexander

Dave Liebman, Tenor Sax Solo “Bye Bye Blackbird” Transcribed by Ethan Gutzeit

Bobby Shew, Trumpet Solo “A Night To Remember” Transcribed by Reed Kotler 


“Priority” Composed by Orbert Davis

“Just In Time” Composed by Jule Styne

“Serenity” Comp. by Joe Henderson

“Crimea By Starlight” Composed by Dr. Mike Bogle

“Fever Dream” Composed by Tim Cummiskey

“Ile’-Olorum” Comp. by Hilary Noble

“The Sweeper” Composed by Karolina Strassmayer

“Night To Remember” Composed by Reed Kotler

“HiYa Mama” Composed by Virginia Mayhew

“Bye Bye Blackbird” Comp. by Ray Henderson, Mort Dixon 


“Just In Time” Comp. by Jule Styne, Analysis by Eric Nemeyer

“Serenity” Comp. by Joe Henderson Analysis by Eric Nemeyer 

Exercises Scales Patterns: 

Patterns: (Table) Embellished Modal Triads of the Harmonic Minor Scale

Scales: Just In Time (Beginning on a note other than the root) 

Patterns: 3-1-2-3 (Bye Bye Blackbird) 

Intervals: Fourths (Bye Bye Blackbird) 

Chords Substitutions: Table—A Selection of Possible Chord Substitutions defined by the quartal chord voicings supporting the melody on “Bye Bye Blackbird” 

Arrangement of “Bye Bye Blackbird,” Using quartal voicings of the melody in F Major

Chord Arpeggios: Table—Harmonic Minor Modal Triads Descending Sequence of Notes-Embellished from half step above first note in sequence (all 12 keys) 

CD Reviews: 

John Alexander, You Need ‘Dis 

Chuck Anderson, Angel Blue 

Terry Blaine, Lonesome Swallow

Jimmy Bruno, Midnight Blue

George Coleman, Ned Otter, Danger High Voltage 

Marc Copland, That’s For Sure

Tim Cummiskey, Redeeming The Time 

Claire Daly, Movin’ On

Orbert Davis, Priority 

E.J. Decker, While The City Sleeps

Wally Dunbar, Everything In Time

Secret Elllington Bill Evans, The Brilliant Bill Evans 

Wendee Glick, Baby I’m Fine 

Dino Govoni, In The Library

Mark Hershberger, World of Survivors

Andrew Hill, A Beautiful Day

Oliver Hunt, Confirmation

Jacobs Brothers, Jazz Standard Time

Mike Jones, Stretches Out

Kathy Kosins, Mood Swings 

Diana Krall, Live In Paris 

Frank Lamphere, Ain’t Love A Kick 

Dave Liebman, Doin’ It Again 

Mel Martin, Friends and Mentors 

Eugene Maslov, The Fuse Is Lit 

Virginia Mayhew, No Walls

Larry McDonough, Small Steps 

Dave McKenna, An Intimate Evening

Mingus Big Band, Tonight At Noon

Jason Moran, Modernistic

Mystery Feet, Walk The Walk 

Shelley Neill, Blues Runs Through It

Hilary Noble, Noble Savage

Nathen Page, Page-Ing Nathen 

Rich Peare, Guitar Hour

Dave Pike, Charles McPherson, Bluebird 

Kerry Politzer, Watercolors

Andrew Rathbun, Sculptures 

Richard Reiter, I Hear Africa

Kelly Rossum, Party’s Over Begun

Steve Rudolph, Everything I Love 

Kermit Ruffins, Big Easy

John Scofield, Joe Lovano, Dave Holland, Al Foster, ScoLoHoFo

Artie Shaw, Self Portrait

Bobby Shew, Gary Foster, Play The Music of Reed Kotler

Wadada Leo Smith, The Year of The Elephant 

Karolina Strassmayer, Klaro! 

Art Tatum, The Definitive 

Tuck & Patti, Chocolate Moment

Two For Brazil-Greg Fishman & Paulinho Garcia, Take 5 

Connie Warren, I Wish I’d Met You

Kenny Werner, Beat Degeneration 

Rich Wetzel, Live! 

Bret Zvacek, Day In May 

Book/DVD Reviews: 

Top Brass– Interviews and Master Classes with Jazz’s Leading Brass Players, by Bob Bernotas

Reviewed by Bill Donaldson Stan Getz—Nobody Else But Me, by Dave Gelly, Review by Michelle Labieniec-Despard 

Ben Sidran—A Life In The Music, Reviewed by Scott Gotschall 

Something to Live For: The Music of Billy Strayhorn, by Walter van de Leur. Reviewed by Virginia A. Schaefer

Jazz Pedagogy—The Jazz Educator’s Handbook and Resource Guide, by Willie Hill & Richard Dunscomb

Jazz Improvisation And Harmony, Elementary To Advanced, by Alan Phillips 

Product Reviews: 

Yamaha YAS – 82Z Alto Saxophone

Vandoren ZZ Reeds

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