Tag Archives: Jazz musicians

Life in the Recording Studio :

Being in a recording studio is nothing like being in front of an audience. It’s a sterile environment; there’s no audience or applause and often the musicians are in separate rooms from eachother. If you’re accustomed to performing for people and … Continue reading

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Are CDs Old Hat? Nick Hempton Explores a New Way of Releasing Music

A few days ago I told you about my new CD. It will be a traditional release, meaning there will be physical CDs as well as downloadable tunes on iTunes etc., but these days quite a few artists are choosing alternative … Continue reading

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Subtle Sexism: Don’t all Female Musicians know eachother?

Whenever I meet someone from Chicago, I immediately say, “Oh, do you know my friend so-and-so from Chicago?” Similarly when I meet a musician I ask him about other musicians; if I meet a tenor player, then I ask him about … Continue reading

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Feeling down? Kind of Blue? Jimmy Cobb Can Fix That.

What is Jazz? Where is Jazz going? Jazz is dead! Nobody likes Jazz! These are all things I hear quite a lot. They’re in magazines, on blogs, on facebook, on twitter (check out Jazz is the Worst for some laughs), … Continue reading

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