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So far Ken Stubbs has created 5 blog entries.

What is Jazz?

By |2017-02-05T09:24:20+00:00May 16th, 2016|

Blog from Ken's site jazztuition.com What is jazz? Initially, for many reasons I shied away from using the word Jazz. It seemed to have been hijacked by so many different groups as being theirs that I lost sight of where the boundaries are and became even more confused. Consequently, it took a long time for me [...]

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Complex Time Signatures – Introduction to the Concept of Pyramid Rhythms

By |2017-02-05T09:26:45+00:00May 16th, 2016|

Blog from Ken's site jazztuition.com Recordings of Ken improvising with these rhythms can be found here: 'Crooked Crooks Cracks' by Ken Stubbs video/score 'Lonely Together' by Ken Stubbs video/transcription 'Countdown' by John Coltrane video/transcription   The inspiration for the development of what I have termed, Pyramid Rhythms, came mainly from 2 different sources. Pyramid Rhythms are [...]

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ECM

By |2017-01-09T00:04:18+00:00February 16th, 2014|

First House was a British jazz quartet that was active between 1983 and 1990. Founded and led by saxophonist and composer Ken Stubbs, the group also consisted of Django Bates on piano (and composer), Mick Hutton on acoustic bass and Martin France on drum kit and percussion. After receiving an Arts Council of Great Britain Jazz Bursary Award in 1983, Ken Stubbs formed this [...]

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