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New York Movie . . : The new album from The New Jazz Spasms

I am pleased to announce the release of the New York Movie, the fourth album from my virtual band, The New Jazz Spasms on SoundCloud. The album continues the explore the nexus of where The Allman Brothers meets Grant Green

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Posted in Blues, Improvisation, Jam Band, Jazz, Music Appreciation and Analysis

Ho, Ho, Ho . . . : A Funky Xmas To You

Something to listen to besides the usual Christmas Crap Stevie Wonder – What Christmas Means To Me (Tamla Records 1967) Electric Jungle – Funky Funky Christmas Albert King – Santa Claus Wants Some Lovin Clarence Carter – Back Door Santa

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Posted in Blues, Jazz, Music Appreciation and Analysis

A Haiku For The Holidays 2017

My Favorite Things A Holiday Song They Say “Whatever” I shrugged.

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Posted in Blues, Jam Band, Jazz

“All The Blues You Can Use” . . : The12 Essential Blues Chord Progressions Jazz Players Need to Know

I just came across this item from the You Tube channel Jazz Duets (https://www.jazzduets.com/). In the video below, you are given a short but concise rundown of twelve different blues progressions that are used in jazz. Starting with a straight

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“Might Be Your Man” . . . : “One Way Out” – A Comparative Study In Blues

My cable provider has a section of channels called Music Choice which are basically a bunch of audio music channels with each channel dedicated to a specific music genre/style. I sometimes put it on as background while I am working.

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Posted in Blues, Classic Rock, Music Appreciation and Analysis

The Deep Down Blues

It is a very sad day. Yesterday my country elected a hateful bully as it’s president. To think that so many of my fellow Americans could not see through his smoke and mirrors is an embarrassment. When I contemplate the

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“So You Wanna Play The Blues . .” : Cool Blues Guitar Instructional Videos Part IV – Standard Tuning Slide Guitar Edition

Continuing my series on cool blues guitar instructional videos, I want to focus on one of my favorite guitar techniques: slide guitar and in particular, slide guitar played in standard tuning. My older brother went to high school in the

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