I was excited and honored to have the quartet invited to play Smalls earlier this month. I have the first set of tunes up at the video page, second set coming soon.
Alexander Technique begins with dealing with your physical self and does a great job of it, but the part that really inspired me is what I call "quickening of the mind".
Accompaniment seems to be a skill that doesn't seem to get the attention that it deserves. I was trained by some great accompanists along the way and have also spent a lot of time studying what makes bands work -- and not work.
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