Improvisation

Improvisation

Jazz

Streaming Video - 2014
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This program examines frameworks in which jazz musicians improvise and looks at the interrelationship between songwriter and improviser. Courtney Pine uses his percussion-heavy "Jazz Step," based on 12-bar blues, as a jumping-off point to discuss how a small group interacts when improvising as well as matters of technique such as riffs, three-chord progressions, and blues scales. Django Bates works within a big band context to dig into the dynamics of scoring a large-scale piece where improvisation is to play a large part. When it comes to jazz, a piece isn't finished being written until it's played.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2014], c2002
Characteristics: 1 streaming video file (20 min.) :,sd., col
Alternative Title: Jazz

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