Tag Archives: Stomping the Blues

  1. Follow the Music

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    June 24, 2014 by Jackie Modeste

    This is an excerpt of my remarks for the June 19, 2014, Jazz Diplomacy event sponsored by Natixis at the …
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  2. Albert Murray’s Influence Beyond the Blues

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    September 9, 2013 by Jackie Modeste

    Albert Murray was 97 when he passed away in his Harlem apartment on Sunday, August 18, 2013, at 7:30PM. It …
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  3. Midday Riffs: Don Tapscott, Knowledge & the Suite Life

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    January 26, 2013 by Jackie Modeste

    “A blues riff is a brief musical phrase that is repeated, sometimes with very subtle variations…” –Albert Murray, Stomping the …
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  4. Morning Riffs: Apple & MOOCs

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    January 24, 2013 by Jackie Modeste

    Duke Ellington, “It Don’t Mean a Thing” (1943) “A blues riff is a brief musical phrase that is repeated, sometimes …
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  5. Blues You Can Use – Lesson #1

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    May 4, 2012 by Jackie Modeste

    Ma Rainey – “Deep Moaning Blues” (1928) Blues You Can Use – Lesson 1 “While it’s hard to find people that do …
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  6. Elephant Sperm Banks — Good Idea for Business & for Jazz

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    April 20, 2012 by Jackie Modeste

    “Inbreeding presents real problems… [and it] isn’t just a problem for captive elephants” – it’s a problem for businesses and …
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  7. Pragmatism and the Blues

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    February 16, 2012 by Jackie Modeste

    In the Introduction of his Reading Obama: Dreams, Hope and the American Political Traiditon, James T. Kloppenbeg writes, “Pragmatism is …
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