Earl MacDonald·46 videos

Jazz pianist Earl MacDonald explains fourths piano voicings in this online jazz piano lesson. Additional lessons, complete with articles, downloadable handouts and practice assignments, can be viewed at: http://www.earlmacdonald.com

Lynne Arriale·32 videos

Lynne’s new CD/DVD “Nuance”, the Bennett Studio Sessions, featuring Lynne Arriale (piano), Randy Brecker (trumpet, flugelhorn), George Mraz (bass) and Anthony Pinciotti (drums). The CD includes the studio performances of the tunes, and the DVD includes live performance of the tunes; different versions than those on the CD. “Meet the Artists” interviews are included, with each artist and Lynne’s co-producer, Suzi Reynolds, discussing the creative process and the making of “Nuance”. For more information: http://www.lynnearriale.com

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Rick Stolk·30 videos

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From the jazzpages personal archives, I bring you the intriguing documentary ‘The Universal Mind Of Bill Evans’. Several years ago, Rhapsody released a 21-minute video called ‘Bill Evans On The Creative Process’, a badly edited reduction of a 1966 TV program introduced by Steve Allen, the first host of the now famous ‘Tonight Show’. This short film is a restoration of the original 45-minute telecast. Here is Evans, his hair slicked back, his terrible teeth uncapped, a cigarette waving in the air, in intense conversation with his composer brother Harry Evans (a professor of music at Louisiana State University) on the nature of creativity in jazz.

This documentary features in-depth discussion of Evans’ internal process of song interpretation, improvisation, and repertoire. Through demonstration on the piano, Bill uses the song ‘Star Eyes’ to illustrate his own conception of solo piano and how to interpret and expand upon the melody and underlying chord structure.

Onstage, Evans was famously reticent about speaking, but here he’s surprisingly, stirringly provocative.

ArtistsHouseMusic·2,225 videos

In this clip from http://www.artistshousemusic.org – Jazz Piano great Kenny Werner conducts a master class in jazz piano at the famed Blue Note in New York. He addresses a wide variety of issues that jazz players on all instruments face – issues of confidence and mental preparation, techniques for better improvisation and for improving your ability to collaborate, and how to overcome the mind games that every musician plays with themselves over “what to play next?” and “does this sound good?” He also demonstrates his approach to music with several performances of standards and original compositions.