The bass and piano students taking lessons in my studio often seem to be lacking in musical diversity. I especially want them to "listen around" at the wide spectrum of music available. These articles will hopefully help to guide their listening towards something fresh and new to them, even if it is a composition from 300 years ago, or a jazz artist from the 50's.
Please understand that the artist I introduce will not always be a pianist. I think all artists are relevant and listening with big ears can enhance your own musical endeavors. Thus far I've expounded on Bill Evans...without a doubt my favorite jazz pianist. The next one, I'm quite sure, will be a jazz guitarist.
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David James teaches piano and bass lessons at his studio in Wichita, KS .... aptly named the David James Piano and Bass Studio. "Like" his studio page on Facebook, follow him on Twitter, check out his website at www.djpianobass.com.