Creative Possibilities for Contemporary Jazz Improvisation

Creative Possibilities for Contemporary Jazz Improvisation

by Olegario Diaz (Author)
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This manual contains complementary information for that included in my previous texts regarding contemporary jazz improvisation techniques.

As we all know John Coltrane revolutionized the harmonic concept of modern jazz sax improvisation. Other performers such as Sonny Rollins, Dexter Gordons, Wayne Shorter, Cannonball Adderley, Michael Brecker and Bob Berg also made incredible contributions to Modern sax performance. We must also include trumpet performers such as Freddy Hubbard, Lee Morgan, Clifford Brown, Chet Baker, Kenny Dorham, Wallace Roney, Tom Harrel, Randy Brecker and Roy Hargrove among others who also added new sounds and scales to this harmonic concept shift.

From a technical perspective the book contains exercises for scale inversions, phrase lines from transcriptions, arpeggios, chromatisms and passing tones (lineal and intervallic structures) applied to:

Major Scales
+11 Lydian

Dominant 7
Symmetric diminished Whole tone scale
+11 Lydian flat 7

Minor Scales
Minor Dorian mode
Minor Major 7

The objective is to play the exercises in all twelve tones starting each phrase from any scale note according to the corresponding chord at any given point.

These exercises and line phrases are presented as 8th and 16th notes as rhythmic notations.

Arpeggios as well as ascendant and descendant scales will be played in both lineal and intervallic modes.

The transcriptions include emblematic line phrases by Keith Jarret, Sonny Rollins, Dexter Gordons, Freddy Hubbard, Tom Harrel and Wallace Roney.

This project is an extension of a ten chapter collection on improvisation by the same author:

¥Improvise Now
¥240 Chromatic Exercises + 1165 Jazz Lines Phrases
¥Herbie Hancock. The Blue Note Years
¥John Coltrane & Michael Brecker Legacy
¥Chris Potter Jazz Styles
¥Bidirectional Contemporary Jazz Improvisation
¥New Conception for Linear & Intervalic Jazz Improvisation
¥Stage of the Art: Postbop Intervalic Jazz Improvisation Exercises and Line Phrases.
¥Common Tone Sequences for Contemporary Jazz Improvisation
¥Inventions and Dimensions Michael Brecker Jazz Style

Publication date
October 15, 2020
Page count
File size
138 MB