While waiting for the car to get fixed, I started writing a post on my favourite jazz-improvisation materials when I ran into this new video by Jerry Bergonzi on My Music Masterclass: Improvising With Triad Pairs. This is awesome. I use triad-pairs a lot and look forward to see Jerry talking about that. Insta-purchase.
Had fun playing through Chad Lefkowitz-Brown’s Approach Note Etudes during some unplanned downtime at work. The vocabulary felt rather close, and it was fun and inspiring to jam on the etudes using them as a blueprint of sorts. He has some very good materials on his site, I’d recommend to have a look.
Take 3 of testing something with my T-Shirt selection of the day. Which means, if you can see a selection of superheroes on a t-shirt, whatever I tried to test, works. And if not…
Marc Myers puts Paul Desmond’s “Glad to Be Unhappy” on his list of perfect albums, and I couldn’t agree more. In case you are not familiar, I’d recommend to check it out.
Is this really neccessary? Probably..
Finished reading the audiobook version of “Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind” by Yuval Noah Harari just a few minutes ago. There is a lot to digest in there and I have to reflect on what I learned here a bit more, but I can safely say that this is the single most interesting thing I read, since, well, I don’t know. I will definitely re-read it on my Kindle so that I can highlight all those things that boggled my mind. I even might want to try sketchnoting 📚.