9 episodes

Notes on Jazz is for all lovers of this music, musicians, students and listeners. Check out Notes for performance and practice tips, interviews with great musicians and other cool stuff. I’m a jazz pianist, composer and teacher with over 40 years of experience. I'm happy to share my experience of music with you.

Notes on Jazz‪!‬ Keith Davis

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Notes on Jazz is for all lovers of this music, musicians, students and listeners. Check out Notes for performance and practice tips, interviews with great musicians and other cool stuff. I’m a jazz pianist, composer and teacher with over 40 years of experience. I'm happy to share my experience of music with you.

    Episode #9: Tune Talk - Freewheeler(for Kenny) Part 1

    Episode #9: Tune Talk - Freewheeler(for Kenny) Part 1

    Tune Talk is a series of videos where I analyze my tunes, discussing the structure, harmony, melody, and suggestions for performance and improvisation.

    FreeWheeler is a two part composition written for the great trumpeter/flugelhorn player/composer Kenny Wheeler.



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    Purchase a video course: Practical Piano



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    • 17 min
    Episode #8: Roles of the Pianist in Jazz

    Episode #8: Roles of the Pianist in Jazz

    A pianist can fulfil several roles in Jazz performance. We can perform as a soloist, with no accompaniment.

    We can accompany singers or other instrumentalists. We can perform in all kinds of ensembles, from duo to Big Bands.

    Good accompanists are sought after! Accompanying is an indispensable skill for the Jazz pianist.



    Check out my website: keithdavisjazz.com

    If you are interested in working with me, I offer free consultations here: Talk to Keith

    Purchase CDs and Downloads here: Keith's Music



    Purchase a video course: Practical Piano



    Find me on YouTube: Keith Davis YouTube

    • 4 min
    Episode #7: Becoming a Great Accompanist

    Episode #7: Becoming a Great Accompanist

    Accompanying singers and other instrumentalists is one of the most valuable skills a Jazz pianist can have.

    Good accompanists are always in demand.

    Follow me as we talk about how to develop the skills you need to become a great accompanist!



    Check out my website: keithdavisjazz.com

    If you are interested in working with me, I offer free consultations here: Talk to Keith

    Purchase CDs and Downloads here: Keith's Music



    Purchase a video course: Practical Piano



    Find me on YouTube: Keith Davis YouTube

    • 6 min
    Episode #6: Greg Tardy Interview

    Episode #6: Greg Tardy Interview

    I'm psyched to have Greg Tardy as my guest on Notes. Greg is a wonderful saxophonist and clarinetist, a composer and recording artist. He has played, toured and recorded with some of the greats, Elvin Jones, Rashied Ali, Andrew Hill, to name just a few. He continues to work and play with a whole roster of our great contemporary improvising musicians, as well. He is on a couple of my favorite Andrew Hill recordings, which is how I first found out about him.

    We had a great conversation. Greg has some really helpful and insightful things to say to aspiring musicians and veterans alike.

    He has recently recorded with the Bill Frisell quartet, and he has a new recording under his own name, "Sufficient Grace".

    I hope you'll check out his recordings and videos on his website.

    Gregorytardy.com



    Check out my website: keithdavisjazz.com

    If you are interested in working with me, I offer free consultations here: Talk to Keith

    Purchase CDs and Downloads here: Keith's Music



    Purchase a video course: Practical Piano



    Find me on YouTube: Keith Davis YouTube

    Episode #5: David Berkman Interview

    Episode #5: David Berkman Interview

    David Berkman is well-known in the Jazz world. A prolific pianist and composer, he has many recordings under his own name with many of the finest names in jazz. He is also highly respected as an educator and teaches at Queens College in New York. Also, he has written several influential books on the subject of Jazz Education. The Jazz Harmony Book is a resource I use in my own teaching. There is also a book about Creative Practicing approaches, and a book for Jazz Vocalists.

    We cover a lot of ground in this interview. I highly recommend it!



    DavidBerkman.com



    Check out my website: keithdavisjazz.com

    If you are interested in working with me, I offer free consultations here: Talk to Keith

    Purchase CDs and Downloads here: Keith's Music



    Purchase a video course: Practical Piano



    Find me on YouTube: Keith Davis YouTube

    Episode #4: Ron Brendle Interview

    Episode #4: Ron Brendle Interview

    Ron Brendle is one of the most well-respected and in-demand bassists in the Western North and South Carolina region. 

    He has played with everybody, including a long list of Jazz greats. Ron and I have been friends and musical colleagues for

    quite a while. He's on both of my trio recordings: Keith Trio, and I'm on one of his quartet recordings: Ron Quartet.



    I'm pleased to have Ron as my first interview subject on the podcast!

    Ronbrendle.com



    Check out my website: keithdavisjazz.com

    If you are interested in working with me, I offer free consultations here: Talk to Keith

    Purchase CDs and Downloads here: Keith's Music



    Purchase a video course: Practical Piano



    Find me on YouTube: Keith Davis YouTube

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