Dave Brubeck’s iconic “Time Out” jazz album was a synthesis of American jazz and world polyrhythms. I loved this album as a boy, saw the quartet perform it live, and love it still today. Its a good example of a form of creativity. This short video from Open Culture breaks it down and explains.

www.openculture.com/2019/08/how-dave-brubecks-time-out-changed-jazz-music.html

Get Together Now– a new song by Bob Schoenholtz (Lead vocal, guitar, and piano) with tracks by Randy Light (guitars, vocals, and bass) and Andy Pace on percussion and vocals. Recording and production by Randy Light. Thanks, Randy!

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Listen to a new recording of a song I wrote many years ago. It is so beautifully sung by Ekat Pererya and recorded and rendered by Lou Pererya. That’s me on keyboards. Enjoy.

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My first Native American flute build. This is from a kit sold by Blue Bear Flutes and is made of cedar. I added some detail of my own, of course, with an inlay of poplar along two sides and a crow totem on the sound block. Thanks to Charlie Mato-Toyela for his great YouTube video guidance, supplies, and book on the subject.

Listen to a brief recording of me playing this flute.

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I sang two original songs at an open mike benefit for suicide awareness. I was nervous, and it showed. But it was received well and was great fun. Just the beginning for me!

Here is a link to the Open Culture web site where they have a post with jazz piano great Bill Evans talking about improvisation. The accompanying video, “The Universal Mind of Bill Evans”, is about 45 minutes long. Worth the time and attention.

http://www.openculture.com/2012/04/the_universal_mind_of_bill_evans_advice_on_learning_to_play_jazz.html

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Joshua Wolf Shenk has a new series on Slate.com on creative pairs, Two is the Magic Number. Accompanying a long essay is a 3+ minute video on John Lennon and Paul McCartney's creative relationship. Related to the previous post here on creative relationship evidenced by remixing, this article explores in depth the "myth of the lone creator". This is Part 1, here is Part 2Part 3. Enjoy.