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Man Vs. Music (Jazz Organ Project 50/250)

“It’s at the borders of pain and suffering that the men are separated from the boys.” – Emil Zatopec, Olympic Gold Medal Marathoner I’m obsessed with the documentary Man Vs. Snake, which follows a few players who play the video … Continue reading

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Just Watch (Jazz Organ Project 49/250)

It’s important to observe master musicians live and in person. You’ll learn things that are somehow impossible to latch onto by listening to recordings or watching videos. I remember seeing Ron Carter play live for the first time in around … Continue reading

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Use A Timer (Jazz Organ Project 48/250)

I procrastinate and get distracted very easily when I am faced with doing things that I kind of don’t want to do. Timing myself keeps me focused and helps me accomplish things quickly. I challenge myself by using the countdown … Continue reading

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Grant Osborne & Doug Largent Demo

Grant Osborne – harmonica Doug Largent – organ

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June News

I bought a used set of Hammond portable bass pedals. Come out to one of our organ trio shows to check out the new rig! I must be feeling rich, because I also upgraded the strings and pickup on my … Continue reading

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Cool New Live Video

Thanks to Jennifer Terrazi-Scully for filming us play Latona by Big John Patton! Doug Largent Trio with Zsolt David and Kevin Van Sant, 6/1/17 at The Shed

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Old School Listening (Jazz Organ Project 47/250)

When I was a freshman in college, I bought jazz albums on vinyl. Not because vinyl was trendy, but because it was the least expensive way to get music. Jamey Aebersold published a pulp mail-order catalog, and I’d get records … Continue reading

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Acheive Your Goal (Jazz Organ Project 46/250)

Some people never get started on achieving their dreams in music. It’s frustrating to hear people talk about wanting to have a band, but they get around to starting it. Here’s a little motivation: 1. Start a band now. Go … Continue reading

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Practicing Random Things (Jazz Organ Project 45/250)

(Photo of me fixing my keyboard) Since February, I’ve been trying to focus on one thing at a time. I practiced one thing until I could totally kill it. Now the pendulum is swinging the other direction and I feel … Continue reading

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May News

It was an awesome school year with Arts in Action. I learned a ton about being a music director. Starting this month, I’ll be focusing exclusively on jazz. Please come out and join us. I’m especially excited about playing with … Continue reading

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