Jazz Improv, Vol. 6, No. 4, Mike Stern, John Scofield, cover, 256 pages (Print Ed & CD)

Jazz Improv, Vol. 6, No. 4, Mike Stern, John Scofield, cover, 256 pages (Print Ed & CD)

CD: 

Don Braden, "The Vail Jumpers" 

John Stein, "Happy Hour"

Sonny Fortune, "A Tribute to Holiday (Billie)"

Brian Nova, "Where's Buddy"

Dawson Taylor, "Listen to the Rain"

Fareed Haque, "LaHara Cadenza"

Eric Nemeyer, "The Rest is History"

Dan Fogel, "15 West"

Cecil Brooks III, "Double Exposure" 

Brian Citro & Charles Gorczynski, "Kent's Lament", 

Christopher Woitach, "The Big Sleep", 

Frank Catalano, "Mighty Burner"

....and if you make music, 100 Page eBook of Music (Transcribed Solos, etc.)



Features: 

Interviews with Mike Stern, John Scofield & Pat Martino 


Interviews: 

Gene Bertoncini, Paul Bollenback, Brian Bromberg,Bobby Broom, Oscar Castro-Neves, Dan Fogel, Mimi Fox, Don Friedman, John Hart, Randy Johnston, John Pisano, Peter Sprague, John Stein and Jack Wilkins. 


Columns: 

The Real World: Mastery by Todd Coolmanb

Style & Influence: Looking for Shepherds Amongst Our Midst: A Different Perception by Marco Pignataro

Effortless Mastery: I Honor You As My Own Self by Kenny Werner

Jazz and Golf by Joe Beck

The Adventurous Ear: Focusing on fiery tip of modern mainstream and the avant-garde by Ken Weiss

Elements of Jazz: A Fresh Approach to Practicing by Greg Fishman

Piano Perspectives: Shout Chorus Voicings - A Third Layer by Rick Helzer

Jazz Pianists & Guitarists: Friends or Enemies 

Rhythmically Speaking: Drum Set Soloing: Melodic Implications by Dave Miele 

Mind, Body & Sprit by Eric Nemeyer 


Transcribed Solos: 

“Invitation” - Composed by Bronislau Kaper, Dexter Gordon, Tenor sax solo (C, Bb, Eb, Bass Clef Instruments), Transcribed by John Judd

“Lady Bird” - Dexter Gordon - Tenor Sax solo, C, Bb Instruments, Transcribed by Rick Helzer 

“Invitation” - Joe Henderson - Tenor Sax solo, C, Bb, Eb, Bass Clef Instruments, Transcribed by John Alexander

“Invitation” - Woody Shaw - Trumpet solo, C, Bb, Eb, Bass Clef Instruments, Transcribed by John Alexander 

“Twisted Blues” - Pat Martino - Guitar solo, C, Bb, Eb, Bass Clef Instruments, Transcribed by John Judd

“Invitation” - Composed by Bronislau Kaper, Vincent Herring, Alto sax solo (C, Bb, Eb, Bass Clef Instruments), Transcribed by John Judd



Songs: 

“Invitation” Composed by Bronislau Kaper. Analysis by Eric Nemeyer 

Lead Sheet: “I Thought About You” 


Lead Sheets: 

“Happy Hour” - Comp. by John Stein - C, Bb, Eb, Bass Clef Instruments 

“A Tribute To A Holiday” - Comp. by Sonny Fortune - C, Bb, Eb, Bass Clef Instruments 


Exercises Scales Patterns: 

CHORD ARPEGGIOS - C, Bb, Eb, Bass Clef Instruments (Inspired by chord changes musicians use to improvise on “If I Were A Bell”)

EMBELLISHED TRIADS - C, Bb, Eb, Bass Clef Instruments. (Inspired by chord changes musicians use to improvise on “Softly As In A Morning Sunrise”)

INTERVALS - FOURTHS - C, Bb, Eb, Bass Clef Instruments (Inspired by chord changes musicians use to improvise on “If I Were A Bell”) 

PATTERNS - C, Bb, Eb, Bass Clef Instruments Based on chord changes musicians use to improvise on “The More I See You”)

SCALES - C, Bb, Eb, Bass Clef Instruments. (Based on chord changes musicians use to improvise on “Invitation”) 


CD Reviews: 

Adam Cohen, Ritual

Sandro Albert, The Color of Things

Ben Allison, Cowboy Justice

Greg August, Late August

Joy Bellis, Coming Alive

Andre Avelino, Aliento Devida

TK Blue, Rhythm In Blue

Blue Funk, Various Artists

James Bongiorno, The Bonge

Ramona Borthwick, A New Leaf

Don Braden, Workin’

Marc Cary, Focus

Chris Chalfant, All In Good Time

Joe Chambers, The Outlaw

Cyrus Chestnut, Genuine Chestnut

Brian Citro & Charles Gorczynski, The Door

Jimmy Cobb, Marsalis Music Honors 

Joe Diorio, Live

Dewey Erney, Lucky To Be Me

Derrick Gardner, Slim Goodie

Roy Hargrove, Nothing Serious

Winard Harper, Make It Happen

Harvie S, Funky Cha

Ken Hatfield, String Theory 

Maurice Hines, To Nat King Cole With Love

Bruce Jackson, Don’t Sleep On Your Dreams 

Randy Johnston, Live At Smithsonian (DVD)

Ron Kaplan, Saloon

Mark Kleinhaut, Holding The Center

Eddie Gomez & Mark Kramer, Art of The Heart

Matt Lavelle, Handling The Moment

Vince Lewis, Better Than Ever

Luther Hughes, Cannonball Coltrane Project, Second Helping

Pete Malinverni, Joyful!

Ray Mantilla, Good Vibrations

Bennie Maupin, Penumbra 

Virginia Mayhew, Sandan Shuffle 

Pete McCann, Most Folks

Marcus Monteiro, MM4 

Lindsey Muir, You’re Nearer

Valery Ponomarev, Beyond The Obvious

Shaynee Rainbolt, At Home

Sameer Ramchandran, Roundabout

Michele Ramo, Mundell Lowe, I Didn’t Know About You

Deanne Reuben, The Look Of Love

Sarel River, Mr. Blue Eyes

Sonny Rollins, Saxophone Colossus

Nick Russo, Nick Russo + 11

Randy Sandke, Subway Ballet

Will Sellenraad, Star Hustler 

Bud Shank, Taking The Long Way Home

Bud Shank & Phil Woods, Bouncing With Bud 

Nick Smith, It’s Like That 

Ken Song, Goin’ Wes

Peter Sprague, Taking It All In

John Stein, Concierto Internacional De Jazz

Rolf Sturm, Shawnangunk

Jack Teagarden, When You Wish Upon A Star

Toots Thielemans, One More For The Road

Roseanna Vitro, Live At The Kennedy 

Center

Jerry Vivino, Walkin’ With The Wazmo

Larry Vuckovich, Street Scene

Mark Weinstein, O Nosso Amor

Carla White, A Voice In The Night

Rob Whitlock, Sketchin’ 2

Christopher Woitach, Dead Men

Phil Woods, Unheard Herd

Yellowjackets, 25

Pete Zimmer, Burnin’ Live At The Jazz Standard

Dan Fogel, 15 West

Greg Chako, Two’s Company, Three’s A Crowd

Bruce Middle, Live

Brian Nova, I Could Have Told You 



Book/DVD Reviews: 

Oscar Peterson Trio/Canadiana Suite Piano Transcriptions(Hal Leonard) 

Oscar Peterson Plays Duke Ellington, (Solos) Gerry Mulligan Collection—Transcriptions, The Real Book Volume II, Second Edition (Hal Leonard), 

Jazz & the Classical Guitar, Theory and Applications

by Ken Hatfield (Mel Bay Publications) Bossa Nova and Samba for Guitar

by Mike Christiansen Charlie Parker Collection, —Transcriptions Gene Bertoncini-Art of Solo Jazz Guitar, Jazz & Its Discontents, by Francis Davis 


Product Reviews: 

Charles Fox ergo Guitar 

Stromberg Montreaux Custom Guitar

Mirabella Guitars, Cristian Mirabell

Ellsberry Guitars “Arch de Lutan” 

Hofner Jazzica Model Archtop Guitar 

Doug’s Plugs

Arch Top Guitar Feedback Eliminator

Beatnik Rhythmic Analyzer: RA1200P, OnBoard Research, Inc.

Sabian Legacy Cymbals

Michéle Ramo’s Monster a ‘MOSTRO’ GUITAR 


Miscellaneous: 

From The Publisher 

Jazz Buyer’s Directory

Index To Advertisers



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Jazz Improv, Vol. 7, No. 1, Louis Armstrong, cover (Print Edition & 2 Companion CDs)

240 pages

Price: $37

 

CD:

Red Disk: 

Mike Stern, "Blue Runway"

Chris McNulty, "Quiet Your Thoughts, Part II"

Eddie Daniels, "Why You…"

Lynne Arriale, "Angel Braziliana"

Karen Blixt, "Kitchen Blue"

Tony Cimorosi, "Bernice"

Robin Aleman, "Round Midnight"

Rodrigo Ferrari Nunes, "Sempre Querida"

Steve Herberman, "Negev Journey"

Mike Frost Project, "Wylie’s Windup"

David Berger & The Sultans of Swing, "Bumper Cars"

Mark Pender, "I Like It"'

CD Metronome, Vol. 1 4/4 13. Live Drums for Practicing Jazz (4/4 150 bpm), (4/4 220 bpm); (280 bpm) 


Blue Disk: 

Jon Faddis, "The Baron"

Carla White, "I’ll Never Pass This Way Again"

Nicole Pasternak, "Don’t Go, Don’t Leave, Please Stay"

Dan McMillion, "Change Up"

Eddie Gomez & Mark Kramer, "It’s Not For Me To Say"

Peter Erskine, "Reason To Believe"

Eric Nemeyer, "Find It Where It Is"

Chris Cortez, "Trouble With Larry"

Louis Armstrong, "Tiger Rag"

Ellen Johnson, "Inspiration"

Robin Eubanks, "RNB - First Take"

Eric Frazier, "The Jazz Spot"

Dukes of Dixieland, "Vodka & Tonic"

Sonny Fortune, "On Second & Fifth"

Richie Zellon, "El Condor Pasa (traditional) 


Features: 

The Promise of Louis Armstrong, by Dave Meile 

On The Road With Pops, by Herb Snitzer 

At Home With Louis Armstrong, by Michael Cogswell 


Interviews: 

Maynard Ferguson, Gordon Goodwin, Diane Reeves, Eddie Gomez & Mark Kramer, Janice Borla, Ilona Knopfler, Chris McNulty, Vanessa Rubin, Anthony Wilson, Wolf Marshall, Greg Pasenko, Steve Swell, Don Sickler on the Jazz Icons DVD & Phoebe Jacobs on Louis Armstrong. 


Columns: 

b>The Real World: Connections by Todd Coolman

Style & Influence: Jazz & American Society: Is It Totally About the Music? by Marco Pignataro

Effortless Mastery: The Music Just Got Deeper by Kenny Werner

Elements of Jazz: Focusing on fiery tip of modern mainstream and the avant-garde by Ken Weiss

Elements of Jazz: The Art of the Duet by Greg Fishman

Piano Perspectives: More on 5 Note Closed Position Rootless Voicings by Rick Helzer

Mind, Body & Sprit by Eric Nemeyer

Exchange Place - A Column for and About Singers by Sandy Sasso 


Transcribed Solos: 

“Donna Lee” - Composed by Charlie Parker; Nick Brignola, Baritone sax solo (C Instruments) Transcribed by John Alexander; “Donna Lee” - Composed by Charlie Parker; Nick Brignola, Baritone sax solo (Bb Instruments Transcribed by John Alexander; “Donna Lee” - Composed by Charlie Parker; Nick Brignola, Baritone Tenor sax solo (Eb Inst) Transcribed by John Alexander; “Donna Lee” - Composed by Charlie Parker; Nick Brignola, Baritone sax solo (Bass Clef) Transcribed by John Alexander; “Donna Lee” - Clifford Brown - Trumpet solo, C Inst. Transcribed by Jorg Heuser; “Donna Lee” - Clifford Brown - Trumpet solo, Bb Inst. Transcribed by Jorg Heuser; “Donna Lee” - Lee Konitz - Alto Sax solo, C Inst. Transcribed by Rick Helzer; “Donna Lee” - Lee Konitz - Alto Sax solo, Bb Inst. Transcribed by Rick Helzer; “Donna Lee” - Lee Konitz - Alto Sax solo, Eb Inst. Transcribed by Rick Helzer; “Donna Lee” - Lee Konitz - Alto Sax solo, Bass Clef, Transcribed by Rick Helzer; “Donna Lee” - Bireli Lagrene - Guitar solo, C Inst. Transcribed by Jorg Heuser; “Donna Lee” - Warne Marsh - Tenor Sax solo, C Inst. Transcribed by Raleigh Dailey; “Donna Lee” - Warne Marsh - Tenor Sax solo, Bb Inst. Transcribed by Raleigh Dailey; “Donna Lee” - Warne Marsh - Tenor Sax solo, Eb Inst. Transcribed by Raleigh Dailey; “Donna Lee” - Warne Marsh - Tenor Sax solo, Bass Clef, Transcribed by Raleigh Dailey; “Donna Lee” - Jaco Pastorius - Bass solo, C Inst., Transcribed by Jorg Heuser; “Donna Lee” - Zoot Sims - Tenor Sax solo, C Inst., Transcribed by Raleigh Dailey; “Donna Lee” - Zoot Sims - Tenor Sax solo, Bb Inst., Transcribed by Raleigh Dailey; “Donna Lee” - Zoot Sims - Tenor Sax solo, Eb Inst., Transcribed by Raleigh Dailey; “Donna Lee” - Zoot Sims - Tenor Sax solo, Bass Clef, Transcribed by Raleigh Dailey; “Donna Lee” - Gary Thomas - Tenor Sax solo, C Inst., Transcribed by John Alexander; “Donna Lee” - Gary Thomas - Tenor Sax solo, Bb Inst., Transcribed by John Alexander; “Donna Lee” - Gary Thomas - Tenor Sax solo, Eb Inst., Transcribed by John Alexander; “Donna Lee” - Gary Thomas - Tenor Sax solo, Bass Clef Inst., Transcribed by John Alexander 


Lead Sheets: 

“Negev Journey” - Comp. by Steve Herberman (C) 


Analysis: 

“Donna Lee” Composed by Charlie Parker. Analysis by Eric Nemeyer Lead Sheet: “Donna Lee” 


Exercises Scales Patterns: 

INTERVALS - FOURTHS - C, Bb, Eb, Bass Clef Inst. (Based on chord changes musicians use to improvise on “Donna Lee”) CHORD ARPEGGIOS - C, Bb, Eb, Bass Clef Instruments (Based on chord changes musicians use to improvise on “Donna Lee”) CHORD PERMUTATIONS - C, Bb, Eb, Bass Clef Instruments (Based on chord changes musicians use to improvise on “Donna Lee”) EMBELLISHED TRIADS - C, Bb, Eb, Bass Clef Inst., (Based on chord changes musicians use to improvise on “Donna Lee”) INTERVALS - SEVENTHS - C, Bb, Eb, Bass Clef Inst. (Based on chord changes musicians use to improvise on “Donna Lee”) 

SCALES - C, Bb, Eb, Bass Clef Inst., (Based on chord changes musicians use to improvise on “Donna Lee”) 

PATTERNS - C, Bb, Eb, Bass Clef Inst., (Based on chord changes musicians use to improvise on “Donna Lee”) 


CD Reviews: 

Robin Aleman, Tonight 

Louis Armstrong, The Wonderful World Of

Lynne Arriale, Live

Sheryl Bailey 3, Live @ The Fat Cat

Jeff Baumeister, Useful Music

Sathima Bea Benjamin, Song Spirit

Linda Bianchi, Linda Bianchi

Pat Bianchi, East Coast Roots

Greg Chako, Integration

Mary Foster Conklin, Blues For Breakfast

John Coltrane, Fearless Leader 

Robert Conti, To The Brink! 

Eddie Daniels, Mean What You Say 

Bob DeVos, Shifting Sands

Ian Dogole, Convergence

Carnival Skin, Carnival Skin

Eric Frazier, In Your Own Time

Alex Garcia’s AfroMantra, Uplifting Spirit

Terry Gibbs, Findin’ The Groove

Dizzy Gillespie All-Star Big Band, Dizzy’s Business

Steve Herberman, Action:Reaction

Woody Herman, Live From Club 15

Hot Club of Detroit

Gary Husband, A Meeting of Spirits

Ellen Johnson, These Days

Sean Jones, Roots 

Roger Kellaway, Heroes

Bob Kindred, Live At Café Loup

Tom Lellis, Avenue of The Americas 

Dori Levine & Ed Littman, Click

Elisabeth Lohninger, The Only Way Out is Up

Manhattan Bones, Tribute

Christian McBride, Live Tonic

Chris McNulty, Whispers The Heart

Don Miller, Dial M For Bass

Antoinette Montague, Pretty Blues 

Montgomery, Okada, Smith, Bill Evans Songbook Vol. 1

Adele Nicols, Never Let Me Go

Grassella Oliphant, The Grass Roots / The Grass Is Greener 

Jim Pearce, Prairie Dog Ballet

Ellynne Plotnick, I Walk Alone

Andrew Scott Potter, Coco Bop Samba Rap

Ben Riley’s Monk Legacy Septet, Memories of T

Patrizia Scascitelli, Close Up

Anton Schwartz, Radiant Blue 

Center Search Quest, Timelessness Frozen In Time

Sam Sherry, Echoes of The Prophet: Songs Inspired by Kahlil Gibran

Skafish, Tidings of Comfort and Joy-A Jazz Piano Christmas

Dave Stahl, Live at the Ritz

Mike Stern, Who Let The Cats Out

Sonny Stitt, Stitt’s Bits: The Bebop Recordings, 1949-1952

Dave Stryker, The Chaser

Jorge Sylvester, In The Ear of The Beholder

Talat, The Growl

Jacob Varmus, All The Things... 

Steve Turre, Keep Searchin’

Ernie Watts, Spirit Song

Carla White, A Voice In The Night 

Steve Wiest, Excalibur

Anthony Wilson, Power of Nine

Pete Zimmer, Judgement 



Book/DVD Reviews: 

Hot Licks - (1) The Legendary Guitar of Tal Farlow; (2) Jimmy Bruno: No Nonsense Jazz Guitar; (3) George Benson: The Art of Jazz Guitar; (Music Sales); Legends of Jazz with Ramsey Lewis Showcase (CD & DVD) – LRS Media; Vic Juris and Corey Christiansen: Live at The Smithsonian Cafe (Mel Bay Records); Romero Lubambo: Bossa Nova Guitar Lick Samples; Improve Your Groove: The Ultimate Guide for Bass By Patrick Pfeiffer (Hal Leonard); Maiden Voyage” Guitar Voicings-Mike DiLiddo’s Guitar Companion to Aebersold Vol. 54, Play-Along (Aebersold); Buddy Rich’s Modern Interpretation of Snare Drum Rudiments (Music Sales Corp) 


Product Reviews: 

Schilke S42-L Jon Faddis Model; Pritchard Amplifiers Sword of Satori; Interview with Gerhard Meinl of B & Challenger Trumpets; SuperScope Model PSD340; Chop-Sticks™ Liemart Technologies; Liemart Technologies Maximizing Your Studio’s Potential Series of Books 


Miscellaneous: 

From The Publisher 

Jazz Buyer’s Directory 

Index To Advertisers


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