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by Rick Stone
Yeah, I know I went WAY over the 10-20 song, 70 minute limit, but this is a VERY important list. These are the tunes I practiced EVERY day (in this order) for several years from a list given to me by my teacher Ted Dunbar in 1990. TrackNameTimeArtistAlbum1 Confirmation5:53Charlie ParkerThe Charlie Parker Story2 Donna Lee2:32Charlie Bird" ParkerThe Complete Savoy & Dial Master Takes3 Four7:14Miles DavisWorkin'4 Little Willie Leaps2:50Charlie Bird" ParkerThe Complete Savoy & Dial Master Takes5 Freedom ...read more
by AAJ Staff
I wish to thank Mr. Donald Elfman regarding his writing the tribute to my close friend and colleague, the late Ted Dunbar.However, there are errors in his tribute which appears in the October 2005 issue of All About Jazz-New York (pg.11).Ted related to me that he went to Indianapolis, IN, my hometown, to interview for a job as a pharmacist at Hook's Drug Store in the early 1960's. His decision to take the job and move ...read more