Ray Charles, Genius, is a video podcast series produced by Bret Primack for Concord Records.
A comprehensive examination of the musical life of Ray Charles, each episode is devoted to a specific recording or critical aspect of his music, focusing on his influences, recording techniques, live appearances, small group and big band, and the Raeletts.
The series coincides with Concords digital release of 28 Ray Charles recordings, as well as the CD reissue of several Charles' classics, including A Message From the People, a Deluxe 50th Anniversary Expanded Edition of Genius + Soul = Jazz, Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music, Vols. 1&2, and Genius Hits the Road.
http://www.davefrankjazz.com Dave Frank is one of the busiest solo jazz pianists and music educators on the scene today and so it comes as no surprise that he believes "Jazz Improvisation Can Be Taught. He is the author of the best-selling Hal Leonard book and video series, Joy of Improv and Breakthrough to Improv, was an Associate Professor of piano at Berklee College of Music in Boston from 1987-2004, and was a co-founder of the New York School of Jazz (1983-86). In 2004 Dave moved to New York City to direct the Dave Frank School of Jazz in midtown Manhattan. The DFSOJ offers private instruction for aspiring musicians at all levels, as well as frequent concerts/workshops for the general public
Happy 90th birthday to Roy Haynes. When Roy toured with Sarah Vaughan, about the time that he turned 30, the Divine One regularly introduced the drummer as “Little Roy Haynes.” Yet even by then he had long established himself as one of the giants of the music, having won his wings in the bands of Charlie Parker, Lester Young, Bud Powell, Stan Getz and virtually every leading figure in modern jazz.
The Hang is a YouTube talk show that utilizes Google Hangout. Broadcast live, with viewer participation, and then available on demand, the Hang, hosted by Bret Primack, features Group Discussions, One on One interviews, and Master Classes.