As we go forth today and honor those who “gave their last full measure of devotion” (Lincoln, 1863), let us also remember that it was their sacrifice that preserved our freedom to create and play this form of music
Allow me to offer this introduction to my upcoming four-part educational blog on how to impart the wisdom and guidance of the masters.
While jazz has been America’s greatest musical contribution in the last century, there is another system that emerged contemporaneously in Europe and then in the United States, namely, serialism.
My earliest clear memories of the art of music making are of my grandfather, Lamberto “Chapo” Cortez Zepeda, playing mostly Mexican traditional folksong repertoire on his violin either solo or in a trio configuration. Born in Arizona before it was a State – the joke was always that we didn’t cross the border, the border […]
Ray Zepeda, Tenor Saxophone Mike Raney, Trumpet Doug Davis, Piano/Composer Glen Fong, Bass Zanne Zarow, Drums “Stones”, originally written for jazz fusion guitarist, Larry Coryell, who recorded it on his 1971 album, “Fairyland”, has an atonal sounding melody with vast intervallic leaps that give it an arc characteristic of 20th century concert music. This recording […]
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