Innovation Or Authenticity?

There seems to be a conflicting theme these days expressed by some veteran jazz musicians (from the widely know to the more obscure) about the current culture of young, “up and coming” artists. On the one hand, I hear many complaints about the lack of individuality in sound and approach perceived in many of these young […]

The Most Essential Constant In My Improvement

This morning I found myself reflecting upon the many ways my approach to practicing music has changed over the more than 35 years I’ve been playing. Many of the things that I used to believe were absolutely essential to my improvement now lie by the wayside in the realm of tested, yet ultimately unhelpful, ideas […]