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    My favorite drummer as of late, in a mainstream setting with legendary Hank Jones.



    (and unlike hyperbolical Kim over here, I tend to use words like "favorite" for their intended meaning)

    “Whether we fall by ambition, blood, or lust, like diamonds we are cut with our own dust.”

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    “Whether we fall by ambition, blood, or lust, like diamonds we are cut with our own dust.”

    Quote Originally Posted by Gilly
    You've done yourself a huge favor developmentally by mustering the balls to do something really fucking scary... in about the most vulnerable situation possible.

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    Hey I recently picked up a keyboard! A yahama p70, its a little old, but relatively good condition for a starting keyboard. I've been practicing comping on different tunes, its helped me really hear the progressions and understanding 7/3 leading and stuff, as well as modern progressions and theory. I've been working out of the real book; I've focused on body and soul and up jumped spring. I'm a big fan of hubbard as we've already mentioned. I've also worked on "here's that rainy day".

    Thanks for the referral in your previous post. I need to post something of me playing, but right now I'm kind of sucking, I got my range so high that my low end started to get thin and plasticy and superficial sounding, so I've had to rework my embouchure to build out more tone quality in the lower register. I also changed my embouchure a few months ago to the "no pressure" technique, and now instead of jamming the mouthpiece into my face I have to push out and grip the mouthpiece with my lips. It requires a lot of support from the core. I'm still playing in the salsa band but its been hard to practice, I had a neighbor slash my tires for practicing lead trumpet in the apartment. It was within the legal times but I guess he didn't like hearing me lip up 8va and then do a maj3 trill. I moved apartments though, so I'm no longer in a hostile situation =p.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Man From Nantucket View Post
    Hey I recently picked up a keyboard! A yahama p70, its a little old, but relatively good condition for a starting keyboard. I've been practicing comping on different tunes, its helped me really hear the progressions and understanding 7/3 leading and stuff, as well as modern progressions and theory. I've been working out of the real book; I've focused on body and soul and up jumped spring. I'm a big fan of hubbard as we've already mentioned. I've also worked on "here's that rainy day".

    Thanks for the referral in your previous post. I need to post something of me playing, but right now I'm kind of sucking, I got my range so high that my low end started to get thin and plasticy and superficial sounding, so I've had to rework my embouchure to build out more tone quality in the lower register. I also changed my embouchure a few months ago to the "no pressure" technique, and now instead of jamming the mouthpiece into my face I have to push out and grip the mouthpiece with my lips. It requires a lot of support from the core. I'm still playing in the salsa band but its been hard to practice, I had a neighbor slash my tires for practicing lead trumpet in the apartment. It was within the legal times but I guess he didn't like hearing me lip up 8va and then do a maj3 trill. I moved apartments though, so I'm no longer in a hostile situation =p.

    Cool. Have fun with the P70. I played it at my high school graduation; here's a pic. It's an okay keyboard. Better than most of it's competitors (at the time).

    Interestingly enough, I prefer the sound and touch of older yamahas to the new ones.
    “Whether we fall by ambition, blood, or lust, like diamonds we are cut with our own dust.”

    Quote Originally Posted by Gilly
    You've done yourself a huge favor developmentally by mustering the balls to do something really fucking scary... in about the most vulnerable situation possible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Park View Post
    Cool. Have fun with the P70. I played it at my high school graduation; here's a pic. It's an okay keyboard. Better than most of it's competitors (at the time).

    Interestingly enough, I prefer the sound and touch of older yamahas to the new ones.
    Yea since keyboard isn't my main instrument I figured I'd go for a used one, so the older ones were on the market. I've been very pleased with the touch and sound. It's very nice to be able to play harmonically for a change. Nice picture as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Man From Nantucket View Post
    Yea since keyboard isn't my main instrument I figured I'd go for a used one, so the older ones were on the market. I've been very pleased with the touch and sound. It's very nice to be able to play harmonically for a change. Nice picture as well.
    Maybe you could have gotten the P90 or P120 for a few more bucks. Anyways, I'm thinking of salting away some bread for this baby.

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    “Whether we fall by ambition, blood, or lust, like diamonds we are cut with our own dust.”

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    This Brazilian singer/band keeps surprising me.

    “Whether we fall by ambition, blood, or lust, like diamonds we are cut with our own dust.”

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    Really nice album. Exquisite vocalist.

    “Whether we fall by ambition, blood, or lust, like diamonds we are cut with our own dust.”

    Quote Originally Posted by Gilly
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    “Whether we fall by ambition, blood, or lust, like diamonds we are cut with our own dust.”

    Quote Originally Posted by Gilly
    You've done yourself a huge favor developmentally by mustering the balls to do something really fucking scary... in about the most vulnerable situation possible.

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    “Whether we fall by ambition, blood, or lust, like diamonds we are cut with our own dust.”

    Quote Originally Posted by Gilly
    You've done yourself a huge favor developmentally by mustering the balls to do something really fucking scary... in about the most vulnerable situation possible.

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    This probably isn't contemporary enough but man do I love Pharoah:


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    “Whether we fall by ambition, blood, or lust, like diamonds we are cut with our own dust.”

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    “Whether we fall by ambition, blood, or lust, like diamonds we are cut with our own dust.”

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    Oh my, what a sexy groove.

    “Whether we fall by ambition, blood, or lust, like diamonds we are cut with our own dust.”

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    “Whether we fall by ambition, blood, or lust, like diamonds we are cut with our own dust.”

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    “Whether we fall by ambition, blood, or lust, like diamonds we are cut with our own dust.”

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    “Whether we fall by ambition, blood, or lust, like diamonds we are cut with our own dust.”

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    “Whether we fall by ambition, blood, or lust, like diamonds we are cut with our own dust.”

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    Last edited by Park; 03-21-2015 at 01:27 AM.
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    “Whether we fall by ambition, blood, or lust, like diamonds we are cut with our own dust.”

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    “Whether we fall by ambition, blood, or lust, like diamonds we are cut with our own dust.”

    Quote Originally Posted by Gilly
    You've done yourself a huge favor developmentally by mustering the balls to do something really fucking scary... in about the most vulnerable situation possible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Person View Post
    The definition of jazz is basically "evolved music"

    I mean, you can hear jazz in any genre of music, if that composer has studied jazz before, because it accounts for appx 1/2 of all the musical knowledge I can think of.

    I guess there's a certain stereotype associated to jazz, but like all stereotypes it's very shallow.

    I'm a personal fan of orchestral instrument jazz, like jazz violin, piano, and flute.
    You know there could be an entire topic dedicated to what jazz is. I remember miles talking about jazz and dizzy about bebop. They said it wasn't really called that at the time, it was just the social music of that time, but later analysts decided to affix these labels to the music.

    Generally when I think of jazz I think of a string of evolution of certain social venaculars in music (standards), as well as improvisation and freedom of expression, and finally the introduction of changes.

    But even these superficial labels of genres don't capture the essence of musical expression but are labels applied after the fact to organize like things with like things.

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    Heard this a moment ago on KCSM.



    Sweet.
    “Whether we fall by ambition, blood, or lust, like diamonds we are cut with our own dust.”

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    Never cared much for Casandra Wilson's stuff, but this is pretty cool.

    “Whether we fall by ambition, blood, or lust, like diamonds we are cut with our own dust.”

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    Smooth and silky, old school 90's.

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    “Whether we fall by ambition, blood, or lust, like diamonds we are cut with our own dust.”

    Quote Originally Posted by Gilly
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    “Whether we fall by ambition, blood, or lust, like diamonds we are cut with our own dust.”

    Quote Originally Posted by Gilly
    You've done yourself a huge favor developmentally by mustering the balls to do something really fucking scary... in about the most vulnerable situation possible.

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    Great thread, Park, my brother. I feel there's one thing missing, though...




    Hmm.. what is it?




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    Oh yeah, some Kenny G.





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