The Rhythmic Nature of Jazz Part I - Basic Concept

Presented by Mike Longo, former Pianist and Musical Director for Dizzy Gillespie and protege of Oscar Peterson.

Mysteries and secrets of the masters are revealed in this DVD series. Presents the HOW of jazz from its African Roots. “If you listen to an authentic African drum ensemble you will hear that the time is perfect as well as the rhythm. If you mention to them about “subdivisions” or use of a metronome they would not know what you were talking about. The African drummers are arriving at what they are doing through a natural process and it is that process that a student needs to investigate and absorb.” - Mike Longo


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my name is Alessandro Masi and i'd like to say thank you to Mike and all the staff for this wonderful material.

I've just finished watching DVD number IV and i liked very much also the talking part. Wow.

I have studied in schools and conservatory but i never heard talking about these things that inside of me i have always felt were the real thing in music but most important in life. All these things about Kundalini, good vibes, universal energy....BEFORE transcribing and everything else..

This is a wonderful universal contribute and i hope to see more and more people bringing this beautiful knowledge to life and music.