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Check out my review of the Hugh Tracey archival guitar recordings on the album Origins of Guitar Music in Southern Congo and Northern Zambia 1950, ’51, ’51, ’57, ’58 at Guitar International Magazine.
A new article of mine on the influence of the Harlem Renaissance on 20th century American music is now available at All About Jazz. It relates to a previous post on this blog, linked here: The African-American Experience in Jazz … Continue reading
Here is a link to another blogger’s post on jazz suites as they reflect the experience of black Americans (A Blog Supreme, NPR, by David Brent Johnson). This topic is very similar to that of an article I will soon … Continue reading
Just finished reviewing Maceo Parker’s new autobiography, 98% Funky Stuff: My Life in Music, for Jazz Books Reviews: 98% Funky Stuff: My Life in Music, released in February 2013, is the autobiography of legendary funk saxophonist Maceo Parker. The writing is … Continue reading
A new article of mine is available at Guitar International Magazine’s website. This is the first in a series of articles about the guitar in world music cultures entitled “Going Places with the Guitar: World Music.”
February being African-American history month, I’m sharing some of my research on representations of African-American culture in twentieth-century American music. This series consists of short installments from my research as an undergraduate at Kenyon College. The Harlem Renaissance and the … Continue reading
It’s a little late, but one month into 2013, I’ve finally settled on some resolutions for this blog! I’m adding a couple of new running topics to the blog such as album and concert reviews, instructional book, DVD, and website … Continue reading
Guitar International Magazine just published my Intro to Hindustani Music primer and reviews of two Indian classical guitar DVDs. Give it a read here.
Guitar International Magazine has just published my article “Jazz Improvisation: Licks as a Learning Tool” on their website. This article provides a method for getting the most from pre-composed licks as a model of jazz improvisation.
Soundscape refers to all of the aural features of a locale. This includes musical, natural, and man-made phenomena such as speech, machinery, automobiles, birds, flowing water, etc. The Vancouver Sound Walk Collective describes itself as “a community of listeners that … Continue reading