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The BIG 5 Brazilian Bass Grooves

 

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Lincoln Goines is one of the foremost experts on Brazilian bass grooves.

Geographically, Brazilian bass grooves come from the South American country of Brazil.  Like jazz, the rhythms of Brazilian musical styles are heavily influenced by African rhythms.

Brazilian music is vast in its complexity and history.  To understand this music in an authentic manner can take years to master, so this lesson only serves an introductory launching pad and to enable you to understand the ‘essence’ of these grooves as applied to jazz and popular music.

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Charlie Banacos: The Zen Master of Jazz Improvisation

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Charlie Banacos- The Zen Master of Jazz Improvisation

I never got to say goodbye.  Somewhat like a respected father figure or friendly military drill sergeant, the profound effect that he had on me was unparalleled.   It was a year ago today that my jazz improvisation teacher – Charlie Banacos – passed away after a brutal battle with cancer.  Charlie was only 63 when he died.  His influence on modern music as one of the major jazz educators and improvisation experts of our time is prolific to say the least. 

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