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‘Harmony with LEGO Bricks’ available once more

I am delighted to announce that the classic book, Harmony with LEGO Bricks (Conrad Cork), is available for purchase once more. This book first appeared in 1985 and is now available for the first time as a PDF e-book. Packed with over 300 pages of guidance.

It is no exageration to say that this book changed my jazz performance life. It clearly explains the differences in approach needed between classical and jazz musicians and, therefore, how teachers should teach and students should listen to understand jazz and improve their jazz improvisation.

The author, Conrad Cork, died this year. I worked with Conrad to help him bring out the 2008 print-edition of his book. In 2009 I published my own book, Insights in Jazz, which builds on the method that Conrad proposed for hearing and memorising jazz harmonic progressions.

I am delighted to say that Conrad’s wife, Ali Cork, has given me permission to publish this 2021 PDF e-book edition of Conrad’s book. There is also a limited number of copies of the print-edition of Harmony with LEGO Bricks remaining for sale on a first-come-first-served basis from Jazzhouse Records.

Long may his legacy continue.


By jaelliott24

Jazz musician, author and teacher.

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