TO MY SURPRISE
A Piclure 0f Dorion Mode; Still Wofer; New Muse Blues; Limbo;
Alone Agoin; I Hadn’f Anyone ‘Til You; OId Devil Moon; Mogic Bloze; To My Surprise; You’ve Chonged; Eye 0f The Hurricone; ln The Wee Smoll Hours (64 09)
Jimmy Owens (t); Lonce Bryont (ts); Mike Longo (p); Bob Cronshow (b); Lewis Nosh (d). Englewood. New Jersey, 1 Augusl, 201 t.
CAP 1030 *****
Pianist Mike Longo offers this quintet and trio menu with a life- time of musical experience, including a quarter of a century of feeding chords for maestro Dizzy Gillespie, under his belt. Read More…
Food For Thought
As many of you probably know, there has been a raging discussion going on Face book about the group of young musicians who put out a recording of a note for note version of the Miles Davis classic Kind of Blue.
As a result, a few comments were made about transcribing in general with some saying they never transcribed solos and others swearing by it. I mentioned in a comment that I felt that transcribing was one of the best tools for ear training there is but that I question the practice of playing the transcription as a means of learning to play jazz. Read More…
The Mike Longo trio, Celebrates Oscar Peterson Live, Consolidated Artists Productions ***
The date: 25 June 2013. The place? An auditorium named after Dizzy Gillespie in the New York Baha’i Center, where Longo has now hosted a weekly Tuesday night gig for a decade often playing with his own groups. Read More…