Debbie Burke

Jazz Author


December 2019

Honey from the Horn – with Erik Truffaz

He has a golden touch with pure tone and is one of those musicians who gets a point across with sweetness and light. Erik Truffaz’s music provides crystal clarity in a happy place. The common thread throughout his discography is... Continue Reading →

Guts, Tone and Moxie – Bill McBirnie on The Technique and Theory of Improvisation

Flute player Bill McBirnie says he took everything he knows about being a musician and broke it down to the basics in his new book The Technique and Theory of Improvisation: A practical guide for flutists, doublers, and other instrumentalists.... Continue Reading →

A Warm Velvet Ocean from the Sax of Kevin “Blue” Woods

Tenor sax player Kevin Blue Woods can serve up a sumptuous band of silky sound that hugs the soul and swaddles the spirit. In his latest CD “CityLife” that fat-and-happy sax sound presides over a collection of tracks that have... Continue Reading →

Skyward, Gently, with “Into the Light” from Amanda Addleman

A song starts out and you’re totally open, ready to get your mind around the rhythm of it, the main tune of it, and soon after, to identify where the harmonies lie and where the other textures will start to... Continue Reading →

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