Keyboard comparison chart

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I have been contemplating the purchase of a new keyboard which combines portability and light weight with a large quantity of useful sounds which would come in handy for various gigs and especially shows and pit orchestra gigs. I am somewhat partial to the Fatar actions and was able to play a Nord Electro (2?, […]

Pasadena Jazz Clubs now closed

inn arty's former location

Here is a 1993 Los Angeles Times article about 4 jazz clubs that are all now closed. One of them was the well-known Inn Arty’s at 36 E Holly St Pasadena, CA (818) 793-3723.

Mike Post 1994 biography by Julius Robinson

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I don’t know the source of this article but it has been sitting on my computer’s desktop since 1994. I have not been able to find it’s source in spite of numerous Google searches. “If you shook me out of deep sleep and asked for a one-word key to happiness, I’d have no problem,” says […]

DeepDish Designs GigBook, unrealBook, iGigBook, forScore for iPad

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Just bookmarking these iPad apps for pdf sheet music management and editing. DeepDish Designs GigBook unrealBook iGigBook forScore

ScoreCleaner – Musical Notation Software

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With the iPhone app ScoreCleaner Notes you can record a melody that you play on an instrument, sing or whistle and turn it instantly into music notation, share it with your friends and synchronize it with ScoreCleaner Desktop on your computer for further editing! ScoreCleaner – Musical Notation Software

Real Book Site – Jazz Music Education

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A great resource! Jazz sheet music education, free with no ads for anyone who loves music.Hello, my name is Thayer and I studied music at Berklee back when the Real Book was “illegal”. I thought the original version needed some representation on the net, so I came up with this site. Everything here is available […]

Music Careers in Dollars and Cents

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A very enlightening source for those in the music business. Check it out here.

Is Smooth Jazz Dead?

Keyboardist Jeff Lorber, who co-produced his latest release with Haslip, has some fun with the suggestion that people involved in smooth jazz might be heading for the exits: “No, they’ve already gone through the exits, they’ve taken the freeway home and they’ve gone to bed.” via Jazz Articles: Crossing Over: Is Smooth Jazz Dead? – […]

At Sibelius software, the last staff turn out the lights

The UK office was shut down last night. The software has been put in deep-freeze by its owners, Avid, who refuse to sell it back to the founders. Here’s what you can do, according to users and defenders of a great British invention. via At Sibelius software, the last staff turn out the lights.

Inside the Score by Rayburn Wright

Haven’t explored books like this in years. May have to check this one out. This book is a true must have for any serious jazz arranger. The interviews alone are worth it, but the way he condenses each score makes it possible to analyze them much more critically than most people would normally. You’ll learn […]