AFRO-AMERICAN MUSIC INSTITUTE CELEBRATES 36 YEARS
Pain Relief Beyond Belief
Eell Annie I learned many standard jazz fare in the 70s but tbey were new to me! Regular standards and Blues I had to work on.at 23 yrs old I knew 2-300 tibes out if college but was behind the game for a jazz musician I went to Pitt and earned 109 credits in Mechanical engineering was in concert band 3terms and a good jazz band 1 term. I met Calvin Stemley and that was cool. I continued to study harmony and practicing. I dod some transcribing and added chords which was a big accomplishment for me. Sort if a testament. I only composed 4 originals but one a backeat blues I expanded for 5 horns. I played in. Tbe leader didnt want to try it in 1985 but Nathan Davis allowed Pitts Jazz band to try it and it sounded the way I wrote it! I always enjoy your playing.
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