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  • LIVESTREAM CONCERT UPDATE Jambase Couch Tour summer fall 2021 dates +

    Beginning on August 1st, 2021 with my 60th consecutive weekly livestream concert, the "Listening Experience" Couch Tour solo piano Sunday Jazz Jam program I present for a global audience will continue to broadcast new original music throughout August, September and October 2021. Posted on Jambase as well as other concert venue hubs, the events are billed as: Andy Wasserman COUCH TOUR Livestream: Solo Piano - Sunday Jazz Jam EVENT DESCRIPTION:Tune in, join the upbeat vibes and let this LIVE Jammin' music rejuvenate you!  Watch musical artist and certified Lydian Chromatic Concept teacher Andy Wasserman's Live Stream "Couch Tour" Concert - this Sunday at 7:00pm Eastern/4:00 Pacific. Soak in the inspiring "Listening Experience" - a solo piano program of fresh, brand-new, original compositions and improvisations performed on a beautiful 1924 Steinway grand piano FREE: no registration, tickets or login required! Go to my live stream player AT THIS LINK to gain access the concert Read More
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    Announcing a new landing page for all of my most important, up-to-date and prolific online content connections at the LinkTree platform. This very cool single link concept allows anyone to access not only my official website, but also connect with the most current info on my Live Stream concerts, my YouTube Channel, my JamBase artist concert page, my Couch Tour at Bands-In-Town, my BandCamp albums, my George Russell Lydian Chromatic Concept page, my online music school, my Google pages, and social media icons for Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube Music, Amazon Music, SoundCloud and Bandcamp. Click this banner to view my new customized LinkTree landing page: Here is a screen shot of the LinkTree landing page. Notice the LinkTree icon links floating among the brances of a tree, with an ancient Moroccan hanging lamp in a background video That's what you call a real Link Tree!   #linktree, #andywassermanlinktree, #musicalartistandywasserman, #andywassermanmusic, Read More
  • Andy Wasserman Couch Tour Livestream Sunday Concert Events now on JamBase +

    I happy to announce that my LISTENING EXPERIENCE Live Stream Solo Piano weekly concerts are now proudly listed on JAMBASE, a major online music event platform and news portal of live music and festivals with a focus on Jam Bands. As a life-long, professional performing Contemporary Jazz pianist/composer who is deep into improvisation, jammin' is what my musical artistry is all about. It's what I love doing more than anything else! JamBase is deeply committed to supporting and growing the live music community of listeners. Their organization believes live music can truly change the world! They are dedicated to channeling its power into positive social and environmental action. JamBase gravitates music of true substance and character, with the aim of promoting it everywhere. Check out the event schedule on my official JamBase Artist/Band page HERE. An article about my "Couch Tour" appeared on the JamBase website on Earth Day - April Read More
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Lydian Chromatic Concept Update: revised and expanded biography on the life and music of George Russell published on October 15, 2020 now available at Amazon.

The new authorized biography on the author of "The Lydian Chromatic Concept" (LCCOTO) is entitled "Stratusphunk: The Life and Works of George Russell" written by Dr. Duncan Heining. Originally published in 2009 under the title 'George Russell: The Story of an American Composer', this 371 page new edition published by Jazz Internationale (Suffolk, UK) offers students and fans of jazz a seriously revised and extended text based on additional research and interviews.

The author Dr. Duncan Heining has written about jazz and other music genres since 1996 for Avant, The Independent, Jazzwise, Jazz UK and All About Jazz. His other books are: Trad Dads, Dirty Boppers and Free Fusioneers: British Jazz 1960-1975 (Equinox 2012) and Mosaics: The Life and Works of Graham Collier (Equinox 2018).

The new edition is available now in both Kindle and Paperback versions on Amazon AT THIS LINK.

Here's the press release description from the publisher:
"Stratusphunk is the story of remarkable musician and a remarkable man. Through his ideas and music, composer, theorist and musician George Russell joins the dots in modern jazz from bebop, though modal and free jazz and into jazz rock. It is hard to imagine another artist, who was both so influential but also so misunderstood. Throughout his life, as an African-American, George Russell confronted and overcame the many obstacles thrown in his way of racism, class inequalities and life-threatening illnesses. Widely acknowledged for his influence on the many of the developments in jazz from the fifties onwards, Russell’s impact on the music came both from his writings and teaching and from his compositions and recordings.His life and work connected with many of the most seminal figures in jazz - Miles Davis, Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, John Coltrane, Bill Evans, Carla Bley and Ornette Coleman – influencing these musicians and being influenced by them. For the first time in paperback and in a fully revised edition, Stratusphunk makes Russell’s story, music and theories available to scholars, students and fans."

This new book contains a very touching dedication to George Russell's son Jock Millgardh, Jock's wife and children (George's three grandchildren).

Regarding Chapter Four of "Stratusphunk":

I was overjoyed to discover that this new revised and expanded text has much more detailed documentation explaining George Russell's monumental music theory treatise on tonal gravity than the 2009 biography.

As someone who was personally interviewed by Dr. Heining along with other certified teachers of "The Lydian Chromatic Concept" for his first biography, specifically in relation to my work as a member of the team of editorial assistants to Maestro Russell for 20 years on the fourth and final edition of "The Concept" and having had the honor of writing the foreword to that book, I commend Heining for allowing his readers to gain a greater understanding of what George Russell considered to be the pinnacle of his life's work. Perhaps after reading Dr. Heining's revised and expanded biography more people within and without academia will be open to exploring, studying, playing and appreciating "The Concept" in its entirety.

I give this new book my highest recommendation. It offers a comprehensive perspective to anyone who wishes to absorb an in-depth and scholarly researched chronicle of this great vertical man (my mentor of over 30 years) and the life story behind all that went into his innovative contributions to the world of music.

You can read more about this new book on the ALL ABOUT JAZZ website AT THIS LINK.

And while you are visiting the ALL ABOUT JAZZ website, enjoy these excellent articles about George Russell:

In Memorium to George Russell: interviews and quotes and dedications by fellow artists and music industry professionals

Article entitled "Why George Russell Will Always Live In Time" by Raul D'gama Rose


LINKS TO OTHER GEORGE RUSSELL AND LYDIAN CHROMATIC CONCEPT PAGES ON ANDYWASSERMAN.COM

https://andywasserman.com/music-theory/george-russell-s-lydian-chromatic-concept

https://andywasserman.com/music-theory

https://andywasserman.com/music-theory/composer

https://andywasserman.com/private-lessons/realtime-online-lessons

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