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Latest Activity: May 24

Paquito D'Rivera Workshop

Visit this discussion to see Latin jazz legend Paquito D'Rivera's video responses to questions by Musical Exchange members like you.

This is part of a discussion series related to the music of Paquito D'Rivera that we will be posting between now and the release of the webcast of the Latin Jazz Traditions concert, which took place on May 16, 2014, in Zankel Hall.


Discussion Forum

Compare and Contrast Recordings: Song for Maura

Listen to the two recordings of Song for Maura. What musical differences do you notice?Post two recordings or videos of a different piece and tell us about the musical similarities and differences.Continue

Tags: D'Rivera, Paquito

Started by Carnegie Hall Jul 1, 2014.

"Basstronaut": Unusual Featured Instruments

Paquito D'Rivera's composition "Basstronaut" is a rare example of a piece that features both the acoustic and electric bass. Watch the version below, featuring John Goldsby on upright and Oscar Stagnaro on electric. Then, share a recording of piece…Continue

Tags: electric, feature, composition, acoustic, bass

Started by Zack Sulsky Jun 16, 2014.

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Comment by daniel nordin on October 26, 2015 at 4:28pm
Hi everyone. It is my honor to join the musical exchange! On my page I uploaded an original composition which it's still in it's work in progress stage, thus, it's not perfect. My style of jazz is a heavy dose of soul, funk, RandB with a rock edge! I'm looking for people to work with who plays the drums, electric bass, guitars, vocalists, and keyboards!
Comment by Kaitlyn Mann on June 13, 2014 at 11:33am

Rahul Rajkhowa I loved how you are really feeling the music.  Can I see your lyrics?  I really liked your song and your voice.  Awesome song, you are a really awesome guitarist! 

Comment by Rahul Rajkhowa on June 12, 2014 at 9:50am

Hello People here's My 1st attempt at an Instrumental Jazz guitar piece! I also threw in a little vocals to keep things interesting...Feedback and Constructive Criticism please?

Comment by Jonah Verdon on June 6, 2014 at 9:41am

Hey guys, I interviewed MORGAN JAMES who is trained classically, is a Broadway star, and is now an Epic recording artist who writes her own music!! Check out her jazz style:

Comment by Montserrat Mora Luvián on January 8, 2014 at 5:29pm
Comment by Zack Sulsky on December 12, 2013 at 11:37am

With just three days left until the submission deadline for Arranging Ellington, we are excited to announce the names of two more of the musicians who will be performing the selected arrangements.

Chris Washburne's bandmates John Walsh and Ole Mathisen will be playing trumpet and tenor saxophone, respectively. Please note that Ole also doubles on clarinet and alto saxophone. You are welcome to take advantage of this in your arrangements.

Good luck finishing up your arrangements! We are very much looking forward to hearing them.

Comment by Darcy James Argue on December 11, 2013 at 4:41pm

Hey everyone — just a friendly reminder that you have until December 15 to submit your arrangements for the Arranging Ellington project. Looking forward to seeing what you guys come up with!

Comment by Zack Sulsky on October 28, 2013 at 10:08am

Carnegie Hall is currently accepting applications for this spring's workshop for jazz instrumentalists, featuring Latin jazz great Paquito D’Rivera. Instrumentalists aged 18-35 are encouraged to apply. Click here for more information.

Comment by Zack Sulsky on October 24, 2013 at 3:59pm

Hey, jazz fans!

Jazz and Lincoln Center will be streaming performances of Wynton Marsalis's extended composition Abyssinian 200: A Celebration October 24, 25, and 26 (tonight, tomorrow, and the next day) as part of their webcast series. This is a great opportunity to hear Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra right from your computer.

Since the work shares with Ellington's Sacred Concerts a goal of blending sacred and secular African American musical expression, this performance will be of particular interest for those of you who are participating in the Arranging Ellington project.

The performances start at 8pm Eastern Time each night. Click here for the webcast.

Comment by Zack Sulsky on August 7, 2013 at 11:56am

George Duke, a highly influential keyboardist and producer of music ranging from straight-ahead jazz to pop and R&B, passed away on Monday at the age of 67. Let's take this moment to celebrate his life and contributions to music. 

Click here to read a profile on Mr. Duke that appeared on Musical Exchange earlier this year and enjoy his playing and his pioneering spirit.


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