Thom Pastor & Paul Testa

Saxophonist Thom Pastor, guitarist Hap Smith, drummer Paul Testa '69 and organist Bill Callanan of Las Vegas, NV, make up B3 Conspiracy. The group just completed the album Sleeping Lions and, in November, will travel to Tokyo, Japan, to perform at the Jazz Organ Club.

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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.

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