Listen and Listening. These are the keys in growing as a musician. We have incredible access to recordings of all kinds of music. As musicians, if we are not listening to music, we are not growing.
As part of my jazz journey, I listened to Red Garland playing "Soul Junction." My goodness. What a genius! Such nuance and elegance with grit and bursts of passion.
Pianists, listen to the video below. He plays breathtaking solos and then expertly accompanies the great John Coltrane and Donald Byrd.
The journey that I am on is through Open Studio Jazz. If you want to learn how to play jazz, I would click here: https://www.openstudiojazz.com/a/wh8a6 (I am an affiliate of Open Studio Jazz). I am learning so much and my life is enriched on this quest of becoming the most versatile pianist I can be.