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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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