Wim Dijkgraaf

contemporary composer & jazz harmonica player

Sofia Gubaidulina – Great ECM production

Posted by on Aug 16, 2015

Sofia Gubaidulina – Great ECM production

Had a very nice conversation this weekend in a small “great music” shop in Tilburg -> Adagio where I found two fantastic ECM productions. One production with music from Galina Ustvolskaya and another production that I would like to share with you with music from Sofia Gubaidulina. The disc is titled Canticle of the Sun. There we go and have a great...

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Midi Harmonica

Posted by on Jun 22, 2015

Midi Harmonica

See the dedicated forum: http://jazzharmonica.org/learn-how-to-play-improvise-jazz-harmonica/forums/forum/group-forums/midi-harmonica/ Let’s make a chromatic...

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Zbigniew Seifert – music first violin second

Posted by on Oct 14, 2014

Zbigniew Seifert – music first violin second

I love this man and his music. A masterful improviser who could have ranked at the top with Adam Makowicz and Michal Urbaniak,Zbigniew Seifert‘s early death robbed Poland of one of its top jazz artists. Seifert started on the violin when he was six, and ten years later started doubling on alto sax. He studied violin at the University of Krakow, but when he started leading his own band in...

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Richie Beirach – a harmonic universe

Posted by on Oct 14, 2014

Richie Beirach – a harmonic universe

I got to know Richie Beirach’s music for the first time when I was 20 years old and bought the fantastic book by David Liebman called “A Chromatic Approach to Jazz Harmony and Melody”. The concepts in that book are still resonating with me on a daily basis, not only David being a great influence on my playing and thinking but also the various examples and references related to...

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