The Living Music (Wolke, 2022) ***** ~ The Free Jazz Collective

By Paul Acquaro In 2017, my wife and I visited Munich’s Haus der Kunst, an imposing concrete building set on the edge of the English Garden, and next to the Eisbachwelle, the mission to see the FMP exhibition. We did not have much time on the vacation, so we skipped documenta 14 in Kassel, even … Read more

How to Get Your Brain to Automatically Learn More BETWEEN Practice Sessions

You’ve undoubtedly heard the old adage “practice makes perfect.” And you’ve probably also heard the saying “perfect practice makes perfect” too. That’s all fine and dandy, but both imply that motor learning occurs only during practice. That how We practice – our practice strategies, methods, and techniques – is the primary determinant of how quickly … Read more

FMP: The Living Music – Interview with Markus Müller ~ The Free Jazz Collective

An Interview with Markus Müller about the book FMP: The Living Musicreviewed here. By Martin Schray and Paul Acquaro Mr. Müller, the FMP exhibitions in Munich in 2017 and in Berlin in 2018 were a wonderfully created and fantastic look back at the wok of FMP. How and when did the decision to also do … Read more

15 Of The Greatest and Most Famous Musicians From Maryland

Maryland has roots in bluegrass and jazz, but the state’s modern musical history started with military music. With soldiers bringing back cultural influences when they returned from wars like the Revolutionary War and the French and Indian War, residents began adapting tunes and folding European musical influences into their works to compose songs like Yankee … Read more