We’ve covered the why licks are an important part of forming your jazz vocabulary in our ‘10 licks in 10 weeks’ course. In this new course we are going to look at 12 different licks all in the key of C major. Whilst we are going to look at how to move these licks into […]
Joel Frahm is one of my favourite contemporary saxophonists. A big man with a big sound and bags of technique this is a great track to introduce you to the man from Wisconsin.
At least 85%, possibly as high as 95% of Bebop tunes are ‘heads’ written over songs from musicals and shows of the 1930’s and 40’s. Musicians such as Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie did this to avoid paying royalties in the recording studio for the songs they were using in the clubs. Popular songs such […]
This iconic sax solo from the first Back to the Future film holds a special place in my heart.
Over the last two years we’ve all had great fun putting together this video. No matter what our level, I’m so thrilled that nearly every student who was studying with me at that time entered into the sprint of the project.
Coleman Hawkins, (1904 – 1969) was the one of the pioneers of the tenor saxophone. Whilst he is associated with the Big Band era, (in particular Fletcher Henderson) he was also one of the early BeBop pioneers and had a huge influence on many of the Bebop players, including Charlie Parker and Sonny Rollins.