Author Archives: dlargent
My first jazz organ lesson was with Ondrej Pivec in Brooklyn. I learned stock chord voicings, which are your basic no-frill keyboard chords. It’s essential that you know these as you begin jazz organ. Print out the graphic below, and … Continue reading
Thanks to Max Lloyd for this picture, and thanks to Grant Osborne, Andy Trexler, and Chris Hankins for playing with me.
I did a very nice studio session today where I laid down piano tracks for two songs, and also recorded an acoustic bass track. It was relaxed, and I’m proud to say I played really well. My creative juices were … Continue reading
My trio has a couple of shows this week. One will be our regular Irregardless gig on Friday, and then Saturday we will be returning to Brice’s Brewing. I’m honored to be part of a new music collective called The … Continue reading
Part 1 – Preparing for a gig Read and understand all communications regarding the gig. Make sure you know all details including, but is not limited to: 1. Exact start and finish times. 2. How much you are going to … Continue reading
The more you learn about music, the more you realize you don’t know. But after about 30 years of playing music, I was floored when I realized that I had been doing something wrong the entire time. I had been … Continue reading
The other day, I sat down to listen to a recording of my trio. I heard myself make tons of mistakes, and my time seemed to always be rushing ahead of the beat. I wondered, “When am I going to … Continue reading
It takes a ton of practice to become a great magician. Great magicians often spend years in seclusion practicing magic tricks in order to get them perfect. It’s one of those careers that necessarily has to be about the love … Continue reading
Thanks to George Johnson of GJ Music Videography for this cool video. From the Cameo Theater in Fayetteville, NC, with Casey Overton on guitar and Zsolt David on drums.