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Beyond Time And Changes: A Musician's Guide To Free Jazz Improvisation

By Hal Crook

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Composed by Hal Crook. Book. Published by Advance Music (AV.14204).

Item Number: AV.14204

Acclaimed jazz trombonist, pianist, composer, arranger, teacher and author Hal Crook offers a methodology to guide the advancing improviser through the un-chartered musical territory known as free jazz. This book shows improvisers how to prepare for soloing and comping in free settings by exploring the issues of musical accuracy, musicality and continuity (motive development) on form, and then reveals how to create structure and order within free settings by using the known to navigate the unknown. With the aid of clear explanations, concise musical examples, practical exercises, solo transcriptions and a compelling demonstration CD?featuring 17 performances by the author and a stellar rhythm section, this book solves the mystery long associated with how to make free improvisation make sense - without losing your freedom in the process.

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