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George Garzone and Improvisation: A Study of a Jazz Musician and His Process
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Boston saxophonist George Garzone set out to become a professional jazz musician in the early 1970s. As his sound matured through experimentation with standard repertoire and free jazz, Garzone discovered an original process for creative improvisation. This book traces Garzone’s career development and uncovers his original Triadic Chromatic Approach to improvisation. Author Dr. Jonathan Lorentz shares transcriptions of three of Garzone’s improvised solos on jazz standard repertoire, reveals their melodic and harmonic content, and further demonstrates how Garzone applies these concepts in an improvisational context. Dr. Lorentz also explores how Garzone’s performance and teaching methods inter-relate, and includes transcripts from….

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Building a Jazz Vocabulary
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(Jazz Book). A valuable resource for learning the basics of jazz from Mike Steinel of the University of North Texas. It covers the basics of jazz, how to build effective solos, a comprehensive practice routine, and a jazz vocabulary of the masters.
Developing a Jazz Language
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VOL. 6 DEVELOPING A JAZZ LANGUAGE – JERRY BERGONZI
(172 page book w/ CD)
Developing a Jazz Language, is the sixth volume of Jerry Bergonzi’s series, Inside Improvisation. Learning a language requires listening on many levels to the meanings, the sounds, the intentions, and the inflections or nuances of the language. The first chapters of this volume on learning the language of jazz focus on the prerequisites of chord scales, approach notes to chord tones and target notes, scale motives and sequences, and lines.

Part two qualifies improvisational techniques into three areas; melodic, harmonic and sonic (rhythmic devices are the focus of….

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Jerry Bergonzi
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Jerry Bergonzi is a jazz tenor saxophonist, composer, and educator. Bergonzi received a B.A. Degree in Music Education from the University of Massachusetts Lowell and is the founder of Not Fat Records. He first gained recognition as he became a frequent guest-artist in the Dave Brubeck quartet during the late 1970s. Bergonzi recorded nine albums with Brubeck’s group, from 1973 to 1981. Bergonzi teaches at the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston. He is the author of the Inside….

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Blues Improvisation Complete
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Learn to improvise in jazz, Latin, fusion, blues and rock styles in all keys with step-by-step instructions and a play-along CD. Develop essential reading, technique, rhythmic syncopation, performance and composing skills. Jeff Harrington is an assistant professor in the Woodwind Department at Berklee College of Music. He received his B.M. from Berklee and his M.M. from the New England Conservatory of Music. Harrington is a tenor saxophonist and recording artist. He has performed internationally with artists including Ricky Ford, Milt Hinton, Toots Thielemans and Makoto Ozone.
Masters of Jazz Saxophone : The Story of the Players and Their Music
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BookWith over 100 color photos and insightful essays written by world-class jazz authorities, this book illustrates the saxophone’s role in jazz from its earliest 1920s roots through today. It describes how the sound of jazz has been shaped in the hands of Coleman Hawkins, Lester Young, Charlie Parker, John Coltrane, Branford Marsalis, Sonny Rollins, and many other legendary saxophonists in varying styles. It also includes a comprehensive guide to the finest recordings featuring jazz saxophone.
Mel Bay Jazz Workbook Volume 1 B-Flat Edition
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The Jazz Workbook (vol. 1) is a first of its kind book. Teaching single note instrumentalists (including guitarists) how to hear and play thru chord changes, this is the essential elements of jazz. The play along CD has no chord instrument included, thus the student can hear the sound of the chord on his or her own. This is a method book in which everything is written out for the student, so in turn, just playing thru the exercises in this book with or without a teacher will clear up many questions about harmony. Editions come in Bass, E-flat, B-flat….

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