Long Beach, New York (December 02, 2004) -- Jazz Improvisation: Advice From the Masters is the new softcover book published by Outcat LLC in Long Beach, New York.
The book features specific advice and inspiration from 16 noted jazz artists and educators, including Joanne Brackeen, Terri Lyne Carrington, Steve Coleman, Todd Coolman, Dave Douglas, Robin Eubanks, Hal Galper, Mark Helias, Charlie Hunter, Dave Liebman, James Moody, Jeremy Pelt, Judi Silvano, Dave Stryker, Lew Tabackin and Kenny Werner. A glossary of jazz jargon, written by the editors, completes the volume.
The articles are based on interviews with the artists conducted by Jimi Durso, who has written transcription articles for DownBeat magazine, and by journalist Karla Harby. The book contains 36 text pages and more than 16,000 words. It retails for $19.95 and is available for immediate delivery from the publisher's website, http://www.outcatrecords.com.
Table of Contents:
First Steps Toward Improvisation, by Joanne Brackeen
Learning from the History of Jazz, by Terri Lyne Carrington
Improvisation as Communication, by Steve Coleman
Listening More Deeply, by Todd Coolman
Becoming Aware of Musical Traditions, by Dave Douglas
Using Computer Technologies as Practice Tools, by Robin Eubanks
Playing (Almost) Everything in Half Time, by Hal Galper
Silencing the Inner Critic, by Mark Helias
Embracing Your Limitations, by Charlie Hunter
Effective Transcription and Analysis, by Dave Liebman
The Importance of Scales and Modes, by James Moody
Getting a Foundation in Be Bop, by Jeremy Pelt
Exercises to Enhance Creativity and Interaction, by Judi Silvano
Using Classic Recordings to Improve Your Playing, by Dave Stryker
Playing With Conviction, by Lew Tabackin
Playing Free, by Kenny Werner
Glossary of Jazz Jargon, by Karla Harby & Jimi Durso