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15 Glimpses Into the Minds of History's Great Saxophone Players » Best. Saxophone. Website. Ever.

This week I wanted to do something a bit special. Rather than rattling on with my views on saxophone playing and music in general, I thought I’d …

5 New York Bartenders Share Their Recipes for the Best 3-Ingredient Fall Cocktails to Make at Home

As fall descends on us, so does the temperature outside. I’m going to help you justify the temptation to stay in with tipples to keep you company. The good news is, not all great cocktails are complicated nor difficult to make. I’ve enlisted the help of five of New York City’s top bartenders to …

New York City

Seven Contemporary Jazz Guitarists Worth Checking Out

7<p>SHARES<p>Frank Zappa famously proclaimed that “jazz isn’t dead, it just smells funny.”<p>And while that certainly may have been true in the fusion heyday …

"Prelude to a Kiss" by Duke Ellington

Support All About Jazz and Jazz Near You!<p>If you shop at any of the stores below, please initiate your purchase from All About Jazz. When you do, All …

Duke Ellington

Find the Right Amount of Round in Forward Bends

3.9K<p>SHARES<p>To enjoy all the benefits a forward bend has to offer, find just the right amount of rounding in your back.<p>You can often tell who's new to …

Yoga

Daily Practice Challenge: Foundation-Strengthening Hip Openers + Twists

Use this sequence by Benjamin Sears to set the tone for a strong, daily home practice. Take our daily practice challenge in honor of national yoga …

Sears

The Electric Recording Co. to recreate rare '50s jazz titles as the "finest LPs money can buy"

<b>Hank Mobley and Tommy Flanagan lined up.</b><p>Back in 2012 Peacefrog label head and certified audiophile Pete Hutchison embarked on an ambitious mission to …

Vinyl Records

Lean Body Mass Workouts

Building mass takes time, especially if you want lean mass. Anyone can add a ton of calories into their diet, hit the weights and bulk up, but a …

BUILT for the BEACH: 45-Minute Chest and Back Workout

Nine Rules For Mastering The Squat For Leaner, Stronger Legs | Poliquin Article

The squat. That wondrous exercise that will make everything about your life better:<p>• Stronger, leaner legs<p>• Better movement patterns<p>• Chiseled, …

Exercise

4 Perfect Picnics in Paris: Where to Feast and Where to Find the Best Food

Picnicking in Paris is one of the city’s best seasonal activities. When warm weather gently arrives, the denizens of the city flock to the sunshine—patches of grass in the park and paved edges along the city’s waterways, where they can get an urban tan, people-watch, and indulge in the delights of …

66 Things to Do and See in Paris

From the classic landmarks to the lesser-known gems, we've rounded up some of the most entertaining, most exquisite, and most quintessentially Parisian attractions and activities the city has to offer.<p>From the classic landmarks to the lesser-known gems, we've rounded up some of the most …

Chances Are High Your Butt Is Asleep, and Here's How to Wake It Up

Physical therapist Chris Kolba recently coined the term dormant butt syndrome, and made the news with his catchy phrase. News of the newly named issue even made it onto "Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me," the NPR news quiz, where I first heard the term. But this phenomenon has long been acknowledged, even …

5 Powerful Steps To Learn Anything Faster

Put an average Joe next to someone of success and you’ll find that the latter had more knowledge to get to where they are today.<p>While there’s only so …

7 Psychological Equations to Empower Your Life and Mind

You can either be at the <i>effect</i> (powerless) of your life or act as the <i>cause</i> (in power) of it. Your internal belief system about yourself and how you envision your life is the most important predictor of your success or failure. In order to train yourself to be geared towards what you envision you …

HOW IT WORKS

Can’t seem to shed your spare tire? This workout and diet program strips away excuses so you can strip away belly fat<p>Can’t seem to ever shed your spare tire? The Fast and Lean program strips away excuses so you can strip away fat.<p>It’s not a one-size-fits-all workout and diet plan. Quite the …

Exercise

Teaching Jazz Articulation to Young Brass Players

Solidifying and matching jazz articulation throughout the young jazz ensemble will take your band to the next level of clarity, tightness, and style. …

Bret Pimentel, woodwinds

Over a year ago I wrote about responding to free or underpaid gig “offers.” A commenter asked a fair question, which has haunted me since:<p>I was …

The Empathy Gap Between Paris and Beirut

Why have attacks in France gotten so much more attention than bombings in Lebanon?<p>Hours before the carnage in Paris on Friday, a double suicide bombing ripped through a working-class shopping district in Beirut. ISIS claimed responsibility for the explosions, which caused 43 deaths and hundreds of …

10 Mind-Blowing Books That People Who Love Thinking Can't Miss

P.J. O’Rouke once said, “Always read something that will make you look good if you die in the middle of it.”<p>While I do think there is a place for …

Books

You’ve Never Done a 7-Minute Abs Workout Like This Before

Get ready to feel the burn throughout your core the entire time<p>One of the best ways to score a chiseled core: crawl.<p>This abs workout consists entirely of bear crawl variations. It’s called a “flow complex,” says <i>Men’s Health</i> B.J. Gaddour.<p>So you’ll do one version of the movement—for example, a bear …

77 Books That Changed My Life and 3 Recommendations to Read More Books

If you want your life to be different… READ!<p>Words are thoughts that when shared are accepted as good ideas or bad ideas. Every single word you hear …

Tony Horton's Fat Shredding Bodyweight Workout

Tony Horton could have hung it up by now and retired comfortably. But the creator of the mega-popular P90X series (now used on some U.S. military …

Fitness

6 Questions You Seriously Need To Ask Yourself

What is a good life? We spoke to philosopher Mark Rowlands to find out.<p>Life, eh. What it's all about? We might not have the right answers, but we do have some of the right questions.<p>BuzzFeed spoke to Mark Rowlands, a Welsh writer, philosopher, and professor of philosophy at the University of Miami, …

Game of Thrones

Whither Eagleman?

I recently posted a TEDx talk by the neuroscientist David Eagleman, author of Incognito: The Secret Lives of the Brain and the subject of a recent …

TED Talks

10 x 10 x 10

Let's remove all excuses regarding your inability to hit up the gym or that travel consumed your time away from exercise. Not only do you have other awesome bodyweight workouts on my HuffPost blog page, but you have yet another great bodyweight workout to use called 10 x 10 x 10. Ten different …

14 Enlightening Quotes By Lao Tzu That Are Life Lessons

• 3.0Kshares<br>• Share<br>• WhatsApp<br>• Email<p>Lao Tzu was a legendary Chinese philosopher whose teachings date back to 6th century BC. He wrote Tao Te Ching, a famous …

Get Back To Mono: Beatles' Recording Engineer Ken Scott Explains The Best Way To Hear The Fab Four

Get Back To Mono: Beatles’ Recording Engineer Ken Scott Explains The Best Way To Hear The Fab Four<p>For most music lovers, there can be no such thing …