Category Archives: Masters of Jazz

Barry Harris Rhythm Changes Transcription Lesson

One of the best ways to really learn how to play jazz is to listen and study the playing of the masters. So, in today’s free jazz lesson we’re going to do an in depth study of a Barry Harris solo. Barry Harris took this solo on the tune “Moose the Mooche”. The chords to…

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Interview With Jazz Legend Joey Defrancesco

One of the best ways to learn jazz is to sit down and talk with virtuosic jazz musicians. In this incredible interview we get an opportunity to sit down and explore the mind of jazz organ virtuoso Joey Defrancesco. (audio interview below) Who Is Joey Defrancesco? Joey Defrancesco is simply one of the greatest jazz…

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Interview With 7 Time Grammy Award Winner Paul Wertico

Wow, do I have a treat for you guys today! Recently I had an opportunity to sit down and talk all things music with 7 time Grammy Award Winning drummer Paul Wertico. (video below) Lucky for you all the whole thing was filmed and recorded. The interview took place over Skype and it’s all included…

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2 Famous ii V I Licks Starting On The 3rd

In today’s free ii V I licks lesson we’re going to explore a couple of very famous licks from legends Joe Pass and Harold Land. If you want awesome ii V I licks these guys are some of the best to learn from! This is the 3rd article in our series “How To Play Great Jazz…

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4 Bill Evans Jazz Chords You Need To Know

Here’s a free jazz piano lesson featuring the awesome jazz chords of Bill Evans. This particular lesson features a ii-V-i-IV (2-5-1-4) chord progression in a minor key. These beautiful chords are very useful because you can use them in solo jazz piano arrangements and you can also use them to play behind other instrumentalists. They…

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Wynton Kelly Jazz Lick Lesson and Video

One of the best ways to learn how to improvise in jazz music is to study the licks and improvisation of the jazz masters. So, today we’re going to check out a super fun Wynton Kelly jazz piano lick. This particular lick has some fantastic source material in there to really get your jazz language…

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Grammy Nominee James Weidman Jazz Piano Interview

It is isn’t often that you’re fortunate enough to sit down with a Grammy Nominated jazz piano player and discuss how to become a better jazz musician. It must be our lucky day though because that’s what we’re going to do right now! James Weidman is a member of the Grammy Nominated Joe Lovano Band…

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Cool Red Garland Jazz Lick Lesson and Video

If you need to get some more jazz licks under your belt this would be a great place to start.  Here’s a new Red Garland lick lesson and video. I love this lick and it was fun to teach! Red Garland became world famous by playing in Miles Davis quintet (with John Coltrane) from the…

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