Check it out: jazzadvice.com

I came across this site a couple weeks ago and have been reading it voraciously since. Jazzadvice.com is written by Forrest and Eric, two graduates of the master’s program at William Paterson University. If you aren’t familiar with the program, it is world class and is led by Mulgrew Miller (One of my favorite saxophonists on the planet, Rich Perry, also teaches there). Both guys write posts that have a lot of great information that describe different processes and techniques for learning jazz. They also encourage readers to submit questions and a good deal of the posts are a result of Forrest and Eric addressing these questions. I’ve been finding this site to be a great tool and I hope that you do, too.

The Artists’ Table

I just watched an interesting show on PBS called The Artists’ Table. It featured cooking and conversation with Jacques Pépin and Ithzak Perlman. I really love to cook and it was great to see two masters sit down and talk about their respective crafts. There are a lot of parallels that can be drawn between music and cooking and I thought this show did a good job of highlighting those similarities.

You can find information about the show and the full audio of the conversation between Jacques Pépin and Ithzak Perlman here.