Memories of Manny Albam – by Allen Myers

Allen Myers

I had the opportunity to study with Manny Albam a few years before Allen, but his post on his blog brings back memories. – Scott

Memories of Manny Albam 

By Allen Myers

Reblogged by Scott Healy, October 15, 2014

In the summer of 1987 after spending about a year arranging for big band at what is now Baldwin Wallace University, Rayburn Wright admitted me to an intermediate summer jazz arranging course at the Eastman School of Music.  My teacher for the two weeks was Manny Albam. The highlight of the class was hearing his music with the scores in front of us.

Manny held up a pencil on the what was probably the first day of class and reminded us as arrangers that this was our instrument and we needed to practice everyday. Continue to full article…

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LA composer and performer.
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