The following review appears in Jazz Times. It's not bad when a reviewer thinks your record sounds like Bill Evans...:) 04/06/13 Kenny Drew Jr./Jon Burr/ Marty Morell Coral Sea Random Act Records By David Whiteis The spirit of Bill Evans is a strong presence throughout this set. Coral … [Read more...] about Sounds like Bill Evans!
Jon Burr’s Blog
January turned out to be a busy month around here, with a couple of significant developments. First - on January 8th, the Jon Burr Big Band presented its debut concert at the Baha'i Center in NY (with special thanks to Mike Longo for giving us the hall!). We asked veteran live sound recordist John Guth … [Read more...] about Big Band News
Something leaps out from this chart. Remember the 50's? The US's emergence as the preeminent economic powerhouse of the world...and the greatest expansion of the standard of living in human history... Look at the chart below. What happened to the Federal deficit in the years preceding the … [Read more...] about Is the Federal deficit really a problem?
The United States has cascaded into polarization and dysfunction. Media has become fragmented into political camps with the abandonment of the fairness doctrine, and primary dichotomies have reappeared, more strongly than ever: Right vs. Left Conservative vs. liberal Science vs. religion Minority … [Read more...] about On Division in America
Daryl Johns onstage with his new Mayne bass, playing with Larry Coryell at the Blue Note jazz club in New York...opposite the great Stanley Clarke, no less! … [Read more...] about The New Hannah Mayne Bass on its First Gig Ever
Unprecedented October Snowstorm, say the news reports. True. Watching snow melt to reveal fully leafed-out or turning trees is a stunning visual non sequitur. I’ve never seen it before. The climate has been really weird, and got suddenly weirder the last year and a half. We’ve had the most snow and … [Read more...] about Snow in October! Global warming is a hoax! – Or maybe not.
I’ve often heard it said in AA “Religion is for people afraid of going to Hell, but spirituality is for people who’ve been there.” Spirituality in this context refers to the practical elements of mental habit and practice that bring renewal, relief and a sense of connection with something greater than … [Read more...] about Meditation is Not Religion
Don't know how to begin meditating? Letting Go - Practical Meditation for Everyday People can help you get started. This post has become the basis for an eBook! Practical Meditation for Everyday People Life getting you down? Stressed to the max? "Let Go." (and please hit the "like" … [Read more...] about Letting Go – Practical Meditation for Everyday People
Review in Bass World Magazine, the publication of The International Society of Bassists. [This review appeared in the August issue, Vol 35, #1, pp 54-55] The Untold Secret to Melodic Bass - Jon Burr jbQ Media $14.99 32 pages Jon Burr is a noted first call bassist in the New York area, having … [Read more...] about Review of “The Untold Secret to Melodic Bass” in Bass World Magazine