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

  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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Gabriel Judet-Weinshel’s short film on Scott Healy’s “Hudson City Suite”

NYC filmmaker Gabriel Judet-Weinshel directed and edited this dramatic and compelling video, which is compiled from interviews, live session and location footage. This video documents the recording of Hudson City Suite, and delves into composer Scott Healy’s  process. Gabriel reveals Scott’s reverence to both the classical and modern jazz traditions, and how he was inspired by the iconic Ellington Suites to create a work that speaks “about” something. Shot at The Bridge Recording in Glendale, and on location in Jersey City, NJ, and NYC. For more of Gabriel Judet-Weinshel’s work, visit waxwingfilms.com.

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“Jazz Inside” Magazine – Scott Healy Interview – September, 2013

Scott Healy-Jazz Inside Interview

<ed: In the print edition the author mistakenly describes me as “Musical Director on the Conan O’Brien Show on network TV.” We all know that my good friend, the brilliant Jimmy V is the MD, and Conan is decidedly not on network TV. Do your homework Joe!> Scott Healy – Interview by Joe Patitucci JI: What are some of the lessons you’ve learned about business and the music business in your travels as studio musician, touring sideman, and or independent artist? SH: I think the most important lesson I’ve learned about business is to try to establish strong personal relationships…

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Keyboard Magazine “Hudson City Suite” Review by Jon Regen

Triple Threat Jazz Composer review-Hudson City Suite

Scott Healy: Triple Threat Jazz Composer / Arranger / Keyboardist …Healy reveals himself to be a composer of serious sonic merit. Keyboardist, composer and arranger Scott Healy surprises with this seductive new release. Best known for his blues-tinged keyboard work in Conan O’Brien’s Basic Cable Band, here Healy reveals himself to be a composer of serious sonic merit. The album blends Healy’s unique brand of boisterous band grooves and horn-laden harmonies, while simultaneously saluting familiar forbears such as Duke Ellington, Count Basie and Gil Evans. Check out Healy’s “Summit Avenue Conversation” for an example of this triple threat in action….

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B-3 Basics for Pianists

Here’s another reprint of a lesson from Keyboard from a few years ago. Despite quite a few musical typos (blame the copyist), you’ll get the idea. Many past lessons are available at the Keyboard Magazine website , so check them all out online, not just the ones I did. If you buy Keyboard on the stands you’ll notice that the print edition’s wide format makes the lessons look particularity great. The basic idea of this lesson is that no matter how good a pianist or keyboardist you are, there are some trademark and non-intuitive techniques you need to know, and…

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