Lee Konitz Talking and Playing Jazz Improvisation Lesson Instructional DVD Method Exercises JazzHeaven Improvise
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Jazz Improvisation Lesson Video/DVD Extraordinaire for you: The preeminent cool jazz saxophonist, having performed and recorded with Claude Thornhill, Lennie Tristano and with Miles Davis on his epochal Birth of the Cool, Lee Konitz counts easily as one of the most distinctive voices on alto saxophone. Konitz recorded dozens of albums as a leader and recorded or performed with Dave Brubeck, Ornette Coleman, Charles Mingus, Gerry Mulligan, Elvin Jones & Jim Hall. In this how to play jazz video, part documentary, part musical master class, Konitz, in an intimate duo setting with frequent collaborator, pianist Dan Tepfer, openly and candidly discusses his unique approach to music making and jazz improvisation. He also shares countless fascinating anecdotes, reaching as far back as the 1940s, covering encounters with Lennie Tristano, Warne Marsh, Miles Davis, Charlie Parker, and many more. Lee discusses and performs:Practice Tips. Sing & Play Exercises. Collective Composition. Solo Pieces. Importance of Rhythm. Playing Free. How to approach Standards. Making the First Free Jazz Record. Birth of the Cool & Miles Davis. Lennie Tristano teaching him and Warne Marsh. Meeting Charlie Parker. And LOTS more Jazz Improvisation Lessons.

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  • For ALL Instruments: Take a look inside the World of a true Jazz Icon discussing & demonstrating Jazz Improvisation
  • Part Documentary, Part Performance & Jazz Masterclass
  • Bonus: a truly historic 60-minute Lee Konitz Interview, covering six decades of Jazz History
  • Region-free DVD – Play this Jazz Improvisation Lesson on any computer or DVD player

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