Happy Jazz Appreciation month family….
I dedicate this posting to my oldest brother, Clark Grayson, who if he had lived, would be celebrating his 60th birthday next month….
In honor of Jazz Appreciation Month, I wanted to share with you a funny family story about my brother…Continue
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I am currently playing an open-mic cabaret every Monday night from 8-10 at
Hambone's in Lawrenceville.
My new vocal trio, The Blue-hots, plays there periodically too.
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This was a great wedding in Pittsburgh
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The African Origins of Jazz
March 28, 2012
By Lee Evans
In his brilliant 1968 analytical book on jazz, Early Jazz: Its Roots and Musical Development (Oxford University Press) author Gunther Schuller makes a very strong case for jazz’s African origins, writing that “the analytic study in this chapter [Chapter 1, pages 3-62] shows that every musical element – rhythm, harmony, melody, timbre, and the basic forms of jazz – is essentially African in background and…Continue
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