Album Discussion Interview Jazz Jazz Fusion Story Teller Video Podcast World Music 

earMusic – Al Di Meola – Track-by-Track Interview “Escapado” – New album “OPUS” out now!

Rogers USA returns to the drum market with the re-release of the Dyna-Sonic snare drum. This instrument is a dead ringer for early wood Dyna-Sonics of 1960s — the same model preferred by Buddy Rich for years. It features a re-ringed wood shell, Bread & Butter lugs, a patented snare rail, and Clockface throw off. A vintage-styled Black Pearl wrap completes the look. Loose to tight, the Dyna-Sonic boasts a wide tuning range and incredible sensitivity thanks to a unique snare rail mechanism.

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Jazz Lesson Video Podcast 

Sean Daniel – Just the Tip: Jazz – 6s and 13s

Welcome to YouTube’s hottest new Jazz tips video series. Justin Mitchell and Sean Daniel bring you the hippest of the tippest, as we show some Major 6 and Minor 13 chords a good ol’ time and take them for a brisk and sweet chromatic walk into Jazzland. Maybe that freaky little minor 6 chord will pop in and sing like the stray alleycat she is, y’all know what I’m talking about!

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Gear Jazz Video Podcast 

Premier Guitar – Rig Rundown – Snarky Puppy

Composer/producer/bassist Michael League and guitarist Mark Lettieri of Grammy-winning jazz-fusion group met PG before their slamming, sold-out show at Nashville’s Marathon Music Works and took us through their hard-grooving gear. Michael League has a cache of vintage and modern basses at home, but for touring, he gets it done with his stock 1959 Fender Precision. League strings the P with Dunlop Medium Flatwound strings. Mark Lettieri’s main guitar is a Don Grosh NOS Retro model that features a swamp ash body, maple neck, Grosh ‘60s Fat single-coils and a Small…

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Audio Podcast Gear Jazz 

Modern Drummer Magazine – Episode 132: Eric Harland, When to Use (or Not to Use) Ghost Notes, Doc Sweeney Myrtle Snare, and More

In this episode Mike and Mike discuss modern jazz/fusion great Eric Harland. The education segment focuses on ghost notes, including the hosts’ thoughts on how to decide when or when not to use them. Up for review is a 5.75×14 steam-bent myrtle snare from Doc Sweeney. After fielding a few listener questions, the show concludes with picks of the week.  

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Interview Jazz Video Podcast 

From Hero To Zero – 🎞 7.04 Interview with Dave Weckl [#fhtz]

“It’s a different world now. It’s a different way of selling music, it’s a different way of listening to music… We try to play the game as best as we can within the rulebook.” We had the pleasure to talk to one of the hardest-working drummers in the biz: Mr Dave Weckl. In this #fhtz episode, Dave elaborates on the ups and downs of digital technology in the case of music.

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Jazz Lesson Video Podcast 

Drumeo – Anika Nilles’ Most Important Tip For Drummers

Asking someone for their most important drumming tip is a tough request. It’s hard to pinpoint exactly what defines your mindset and approach to music and playing the drums. Nonetheless, Anika Nilles came prepared. Anika will discuss how to have a healthy, efficient practice session that is more outcome focused. Prioritizing concepts and ideas you truly want to add to your playing will ensure you stay motivated to keep pushing and improve.

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Audio Podcast Cajun Interview Jazz Rock 

Working Drummer Podcast – 156 – Doug Belote: Drumming for Dobro Master & 14-time Grammy Winner Jerry Douglas, New Orleans Documentary: “Street Beat – Drumming Below Sea Level”, Straddling New Orleans & Nashville

South Louisiana native Doug Belote grew up in Cajun country, immersed in the sounds of jazz, rock, funk, R&B, Cajun, zydeco, Dixieland, gospel, Latin and New Orleans second line rhythms. He began playing the drums at age 12 and worked in clubs and at recording sessions while still in high school. After just a semester at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, he sold everything he owned including his drums and hit the road for The Drummers Collective in New York City, where he studied with Ricky Sebastian and Kim…

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Audio Podcast Jazz 

Modern Drummer Magazine – Episode 130: Ulysses Owens Jr, Bebop Syncopation, Dream Naughty Saucer, and More

In this episode, Mike and Mike discuss rising star jazz drummer Ulysses Owens Jr. The education segment focuses on how to use the book Syncopation to play in the style of Elvin Jones. Up for review is the Naughty Saucer effects instrument from Dream. After fielding a few listener questions, the show concludes with picks of the week.

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Audio Podcast Hard Rock Headline Interview Jazz Metal Thrash 

Speak And Destroy – Alex Skolnick

Alex Skolnick of Testament, Metal Allegiance, The Alex Skolnick Trio, and ex-Trans-Siberian Orchestra on the Bay Area thrash scene; taking guitar lessons from Joe Satriani in high school; Metallica at the Keystone Berkeley in 1983; the Black Album; Load/Reload; Lars; Exodus; the Big 4; LuLu; MetalliGaGa; that time Kanye West wore a Testament t-shirt; and so very much more.

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Audio Podcast Funk Hard Rock Interview Jazz 

No Guitar Is Safe – Episode 65 – Jay Gore

Previewing tracks from his forthcoming album, GUITRONICA, and playing a ton of guitar for you, solo artist and super sideman JAY GORE is on the show. Surrounded by guitars and amps in his Hollywood Hills studio, Jay details an adventurous professional odyssey that began when he was a 13-year-old kid trying to land gigs on the Sunset Strip and has since taken him all over the world. Jay has shared stages and/or studios with Sly Stone, Mindi Abair, Rick James, Hillary Duff, the Pointer Sisters, Seal, Eddie Money, Lauryn Hill,…

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Album Discussion Audio Podcast Jazz 

The Great Albums Podcast – Norah Jones – Come Away With Me (w/ guest Matt Kelly)

Podcaster Matt Kelly ( joins Bill and Brian to discuss Norah Jones’ massive breakout debut Come Away with Me (2002, Blue Note). Matt shares how Jones’ blend of melancholy jazz and country helped him process the death of an important family member who passed shortly before this album was released. Then Bill, Brian, and Matt discuss the possible influence of Willie Nelson, Starbucks albums, how Jesse Harris may be the luckiest guy, Lee Alexander’s soft country style, Jones’ own songwriting, a genius idea for a dramedy film starring Paul Rudd and…

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