Monday, February 23, 2009
Beyond being an incredible piano player, Kenny Werner is a gifted and giving educator. His Book "Effortless Mastery" has inspired musicians all over the world to believe in themselves and the music they make. Kenny, who has recorded three records on the Blue Note's in-house record label Half Note Records (Peace, Democracy, Delirium Blues Project), talks about Effortless Mastery and plays effortlessly in the clip below:
Monday, February 16, 2009
This documentary aired on BBC about the great trumpeter Kenny Wheeler in 1977 and we re-broadcasted in February of 2005. Thankfully Kenny is still playing strong today!
Monday, February 9, 2009
While The Blast From The Past evokes great moments and memories in jazz history, it is just as important, if not more important, to highlight what is going on today in jazz. Jazz, being a progressive music, thrives on innovation and creativity, and thus, The Modern Jazz Sounds Series will highlight some of today's finest jazz musicians from all over the world. The first Modern Jazz Sounds video will highlight The Fly Trio with Mark Turner, Larry Grenadier and Jeff Ballard who have been developing nicely over the years. Here they are playing at The Sunset club in Paris a few years ago.