• Listening Again: Matt Stevens’ Lucid

    I have a lot of music available to me to listen to, and I am fairly certain I am not unique in focusing on recent finds and monumental foundation stones. This is expedient perhaps but deprives me of the joys of music in between these gravity wells. So I am delighted to have rediscovered Matt […]

  • Just Practice

    Just Practice

    There are no shortcuts. Walking the whole path is what defines the destination. Becoming a skilled musician happens by walking the miles it takes to get there. There are a few things that might make it easier for you, Talent might make the journey more pleasant for you A good teacher might save you some […]

  • Music That Shaped Me: Blue Trane

    Music That Shaped Me: Blue Trane

    Like lots of people who have an abiding interest in music, there have been a few moments that I can single out as pivotal in drawing me in. When I was small much of what grabbed me was the exuberant fun of punk/post-punk/new wave etc. In my mid-teens I found jazz. I had hated the […]