Wim Dijkgraaf

contemporary composer & jazz harmonica player

Chris Potter Acapella Solo Standards – transcribed!!!!

Posted by on Sep 20, 2014

Yes, it blows my mind but Eli Bennett as transcribed 11 bootleg recordings of Chris Potter’s acapella solos that for a few years started traveling around the internet. I remember the first one I heard was “Tune Up” and immediately posted a blog post with that amazing video (see below). The 11 transcriptions are published as an eBook and can be bought (20 dolars only … a must have)...

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Sviatoslav Richter: L’ Insoumis

Posted by on Aug 16, 2014

Widely considered one of the greatest pianists of the 20th century. While he very much enjoyed performing for an audience, Richter hated planning concerts years in advance, and in later life took to playing at very short notice in small, most often darkened halls, with only a small lamp lighting the score. Richter claimed that this setting helped the audience focus on the music being performed,...

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Wayne Shorter at the International Jazz Day 2014

Posted by on May 15, 2014

This discussion features legendary saxophonist and composer Wayne Shorter. Organized by UNESCO and the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz, the 2014 International Jazz Day Daytime Educational Program took place at the Osaka School of Music in Osaka, Japan. Big hug, Wim...

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Painter Simon Kramer meets cellist Ernst Reijseger

Posted by on May 12, 2014

Ernst Reijseger (born November 13, 1954, in Bussum) is a Dutch cellist and composer. He specializes in jazz, improvised music, and contemporary classical music and often gives solo concerts. He has worked with Louis Sclavis, Derek Bailey, Han Bennink, Misha Mengelberg, Gerry Hemingway, Yo-Yo Ma, Albert Mangelsdorff, Franco D’Andrea, Joëlle Léandre, Georg Gräwe, Trilok Gurtu, and Mola...

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