The best soloists attempt to crack the complex language of improvisation, continually inventing new rules, borrowing from the past, and growing the language of jazz to new and unexpected musical heights. Each soloist seeks to invent an original sound and concept, attempting to place a stamp on a style of music that has been defined by change.
In class two, we'll listen to how the best soloists over decades have approached the complexities of the improvised solo, focusing in particular on the jazz language developed in the modern era by greats like Miles Davis, Bill Evans, Cannonball Adderley and more. Adderley and more.
An appearances by saxophonist and composer Andrew Speight.