Sabbatical Reading

I’m on a teaching sabbatical this semester, from January, 2022 through to May! This page will be an unfolding document on which I list the books, online workshops, instructional videos and podcasts I have waded through during this period. Some will be directly related to my creative research activities, while…

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Clark Terry autobiography

"Clark," the Clark Terry autobiography

A quote from Clark, the autobiography of trumpeter Clark Terry: “Emulate, assimilate, and innovate.” (Clark Terry) Clark Terry’s formula for success is prominently displayed at the top of all my jazz improvisation course syllabi. A more succinct and accurate summary of the process for learning jazz doesn’t exist. I just finished…

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