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INSIGHT TO RICHIE'S LIGHTENING-QUICK HEART TO HAND IMPROVISATION PROCESS
Richie possesses a direct link between his emotions and his hands playing jazz piano. He has refined the process we're all in search of. With crystal clarity, Richie talks in-depth about developing that link.
THE EVOLUTION OF MODERN JAZZ PIANO
The jazz played by Art Tatum was very different from the jazz of Bud Powell, who was very different from McCoy. Explore how not just piano, but jazz harmony and improvisation evolved through these 10 masters.
ESCAPING THE TRAP OF FOREVER SOUNDING LIKE YOUR MUSICAL HEROS
Modeling the great players of this music is an essential part of developing skill but Dave explains the importance of breaking with your copying and moving forward with your personal sound and approach.
THE SELF-AWARENESS REQUIRED FOR KNOWING YOUR LIFE'S TRUE PURPOSE
Dave talks openly about the night his life would change in 1962 from his epiphany upon seeing John Coltrane live at Birdland, and offers advice for being open and aware of moments that will change your life.
THAT RARE LINK BETWEEN GREAT ART AND COMMERCIAL SUCCESS
Rarely has great art of any form produced commercial success for the artist in their own time. What was it about these three albums that quickly resonated with a large audience of jazz and non-jazz fans?
RICHIE'S TIPS FOR GREAT COMPOSITION
Richie shares his most important tips for composing music that is true to you and that will resonate with your audience.
RICHIE'S TRIBUTE TO CHARLIE PARKER
With crystal clarity, Richie explains what made Bird one of the greatest innovators in jazz. From his note choices to his melodic sense to his emotional power, Richie provides a unique perspective on this giant of jazz during the year of Bird's 100th birthday.