For those of you who have been patiently waiting, an all new self-published edition of the Jazz Chord/Scale Handbook is now available exclusively from Gary Keller Music.
The new edition feature expanded content and revisions reflecting my continued experience of teaching and performing since the original edition was published in 1998. Price is $25 plus postage and handling (options for book rate, first class mail, priority mail, or international mail). Payment can be made through PayPal, Venmo, or mailing a check. To order send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your address and preferred payment method.
Fans of my dear friend and mentor Ron Miller will be excited to hear that The Regions Tribute to Ron Miller is now available digitally on Spotify, with other outlets soon to come. Former students of Ron’s have banded together to create an album of some of his iconic tunes, under the direction of producer Jon Gilutin. This pandemic project was done all remotely in our individual home studios and it sounds pretty awesome thanks to Jon’s keyboard and production prowess. These are all new approaches and fresh arrangements on ten great tunes!! My particular contribution was on the tune “Men in White.” Hope you like it.
Slightly less recent developments:
I am also pleased to see the release of Cheap Thrills featuring the music of tenor saxophonist Rick Margitza by the South Florida Jazz Orchestra. I was a treat to lead the sax section on this recording.
Even older but not too old stuff:
I’m very happy to announce Brian Lynch’s new big band album The Omni-American Book Club has won the Grammy award for Best Large Jazz Ensemble Recording. You can hear me blow alongside Dave Liebman on the 4th track “The Trouble With Elysium.” Crazy chords! The sax section is all Frost alums and my former students, anchored by lead alto Tom Kelley.
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