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“Jazz Arranging Power” – Keyboard Magazine, 3/13

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“Jazz Arranging Power” from the March, 2014 issue of Keyboard Magazine. Click here for original article Jazz Arranging Power By Scott Healy In my last lesson back in the January 2014 issue, I demonstrated how adding just one note can change a chord’s color and character. This month, I’ll offer up ways to give your arrangements added punch, power, and clarity. I used many of these techniques on my new album Hudson City Suite. 1. Call and Response Ex. 1 illustrates the time-honored technique known as “call and response,” which creates excitement by way of a musical “dialogue.” Here’s a…

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Boogie Down – Keyboard Magazine Lesson from 11/10

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This is a reprint of a lesson I did for Keyboard Magazine in the November, 2010 issue. Here I’m swinging the boogie, more of a Chicago blues style; the “original” boogie feel had a much straighter feel. But the same principles apply. I’d say that on the job we swing more than not, so here it is: Boogie Down by Scott Healy Click for the original article online. Before rock ’n’ roll, there was boogie-woogie. Without boogie, we wouldn’t have Little Richard, Johnnie Johnson, or Jerry Lee Lewis — or half of New Orleans piano music and most of the…

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Music Connection Review: Scott Healy Ensemble at Vitello’s Jan 21st, 2014

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  Scott Healy Ensemble – January 21st, 2014 Vitello’s Jazz Club Studio City, CA  This review by Tim Reid is from the March issue of Music Connection magazine. The Players: Scott Healy, piano; Bill Wysaske, drums; Edwin Livingston, bass; Andrew Lippman, trombone; George Thatcher, bass trombone; Brian Swartz, trumpet; Bill Churchville, trumpet; Tim McKay, bari/tenor/soprano saxes, bass clarinet; Alex Budman, tenor/soprano saxes, flutes, clarinet; Jeff Driscoll, alto/soprano saxes, flute. Summary: Scott Healy is a professional with a real resume and a real “career,” for lack of a better term. That aside, he is a creative and original voice in a…

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Interview for Film Music Media

Posted 1/4/1 at filmmusicmedia.com. Composer Interview: Scott Healy Scott Healy is a Grammy nominated composer, producer and performer who was recently nominated at the Grammy’s for his piece “Koko On The Boulevard”. Scott can also be seen weeknights on TBS as part of Conan O’Brien’s Basic Cable Band on Conan. Scott is a terrific talent and he shares how he got started in music, which eventually led to music composition. His album Hudson City Suite is an instrumental jazz album, and we talk a lot about writing an album like that versus writing film music. Scott talks about his approach, structure and execution…

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Scott Healy – “The Examiner” Interview – 1/16/14

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  Scott Healy: Returning To The “Hudson” Click for original article Danny Gonzolas – The Examiner – January 16th, 2014 I want to first start this off by saying that I’m a huge fan of jazz. I mean really huge. I have a nice personal collection of CD’s ranging from the greats like Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Thelonious Monk, Bill Evans and Charlie Parker to more recent studs like Dave Grusin, Roy Hargrove, Lee Ritenour, Terence Blanchard to name a few. Jazz is a subject that I’m truly passionate about because of it’s varied forms of musical expression and sadly becoming…

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