Oct 16 2014

Charles Evans on MOPDTK’s remake of “Kind of Blue”

If you follow the jazz world you may have noticed some controversy stirring recently about an upcoming release. Mostly Other People Do The Killing or MOPDtK are a group of modern jazz veterans known for producing music that is just beyond comfortable to most jazz fans but makes important points, has great humor, and is flawlessly executed.

They have re-recorded Kind of Blue, the iconic Miles Davis album. The album Blue will be released, recreating note for note, quite literally, every bass line, every solo, every chord. This has riled up some folks for sure.

Baritone saxophonist Charles Evans has written an excellent post on the subject. (no relation to Peter Evans who plays in MOPDtK, although they are frequent collaborators as well). Charles has known these musicians for quite some time and articulates his points very well.

Head on over to his site and give it a read.

Let us know what you think in the comments if you are so inclined.

Sep 30 2014

Attention Saxophonists between ages 18-23!

Vandoren’s Emerging Artist competition has just announced that their online application portal is now open:

“The Vandoren Emerging Artist Competition is open to any highly proficient saxophonist or clarinetist in Jazz or Classical between the age of 18 and 23.”

The deadline is December 15th, 2014, you can see all of the details, including prizes and repertoire requirements at VEACompetition.com

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Sep 17 2014

New Lars Gullin Transcription

lars2We’ve just added a new Lars Gullin transcription to the transcription collection. Thanks goes out to Francesco Badaloni for sending this in to us.

Head over to the transcription page and check it out!

Sep 15 2014

Frank Basile all week Sept 16-20 at Dizzy’s in NYC!

Frank BasileCatch baritone phenom Frank Basile all of this week at the late night series at Dizzy’s club in New York City!

 

Tuesday, September 16th – Saturday September 20th
Frank Basile/Steve Fishwick Sextet featuring Osian Roberts
11:30 pm
Dizzy’s Late Night Session

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