The Woodshed

 

Bill Moody

Bill Moody of Sonoma, CA published his most recet book, Fade to Blue, in April 2011. Moody has written seven jazz mystery novels featuring jazz pianist Evan Horne. 

MUSICIANS NEEDED FOR CONTEMPORARY MIDDLE EAST ENSEMBLE: STRINGS, HAND PERCUSSION, BASS

Contemporary sounds from the Arab world, Turkey, and Iran--Crossover, popular, and traditional styles. Semester repertoire chosen according to student interest. We play music from many artists, including Dhafer Youssef, Hüsnü Şenlendirici, Charbel Rouhana, Hossam Ramzy, Fairuz, Davood Azad, Omar Faruk Tekbilek, Sezen Aksu, Fairuz, Sayyid Darwish, Natacha Atlas... Lots of modal improv, new grooves, some odd-meters etc. This is an opportunity to work on improvisation and interpretation without worrying about lots of chord changes.

Coda: Reflections on Making an Indie Album

By 
Terry Wollman

 

Final Cadence

By 
Arielle Schwalm

 

Music educator Eugene Langdoc '58 of Littleton, NH, passed away due to cardiac complications. He was 75. Langdoc was an arranging and composition major at Berklee. He earned his bachelor's and master's degrees from Boston University and his doctorate from Rockville University in Maryland. He leaves his wife, Maryann, and son William.

Nashville Notes

By 
Karen Bell

 

L.A. Spotlight: The Rescues

By 
Peter Gordon

 

L.A. Newsbriefs

By 
Justine Taormino

 

There's no better way to start my first L.A. Newsbriefs column than by spotlighting this year's Emmy nominees.

Alumni Beat

By 
Karen Bell

 

In my new role as chief alumni affairs officer, one of my goals for the college is to strengthen alumni-student connections. One of my efforts will involve creating and supporting opportunities that enable students to hear from alumni who have encountered success in music and business, offering more of the real-world information which students often clamor for.

Tips from a Road-Tested Bebopper

 

Rhode Island-based saxophonist, flutist, and jazz composer Greg Abate '71 has enjoyed a busy career as a jazz sideman and headliner for more than three decades. He averages 150 nights a year on the road playing in several European countries and throughout the United States. Abate plays modern and hard bop, and in 1991-after years of touring with the Ray Charles Orchestra and then the Artie Shaw Orchestra-launched his solo career.

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