NOAHJAZZ - NB PONTIFICATES

MY REFLECTIONS ON MUSIC, LIFE, FOOD AND WHO KNOWS WHAT ELSE . . .

Month: February, 2012

Top 10 Favorite Lionel Loueke Tracks

I don’t usually devote Top 10 lists to musicians of my own generation, but I had to make an exception in this case.

Mental Practicing

Rather than dictating WHAT you should be practicing, here we explore the most physically low-impact way to accomplish the greatest amount of growth, something that should be useful whether your subsequent at-the-instrument time is 10 minutes or 8 hours.

Top 10 Favorite Clark Terry Tracks

It would be tough to name anyone in jazz whose music strikes such a balance of being infectiously joyous yet without the slightest watering-down of technique, harmony and overall depth.The list could, of course, be longer, but these are 10 of my favorite C.T. moments, presented in chronological order.