Youtube is so wonderful. My morning routine requires getting inspired for the day of practicing and making music. I’ll type something random into Youtube like “jazz masterclass,” and start my search from there. Within a few minutes I have usually found something amazing that is going to get my brain going and possibly show me something new and exciting to get my juices flowing.
Today I found this fantastic Chris Potter masterclass from the Jamey Aebersold summer camp. Before Youtube, you would have had to be there, in the room to get all of these great things that Chris has to say about music and playing his instrument. Nowadays, I can watch this video in my pajamas with coffee and get super inspired to get anywhere near Chris’ level.
Just being in the presence of someone this great can do something for your playing and life as a musician. Chris talks about a lot of heavy stuff in this hour and change clinic. Check it out if you want to get inspired by one of the best jazz musicians in the world today!