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Jazz Improvisation: Playing outside of the chord changes (Read 4103 times)

Offline polishookm

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Jazz Improvisation: Playing outside of the chord changes
« on: January 24, 2014, 12:43:59 PM »
I've just posted on my blog about playing outside of chord changes.

http://www.polishookstudio.com/2014/01/jazz-piano-going-outside.html

The post has examples from and explanations of Charlie Parker, Paul Bley (from his ATTYA solo with Sonny Rollins and Coleman Hawkins), Herbie Hancock, and John Coltrane. Another longer post about only the Paul Bley ATTYA solo is in the works.
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Re: Jazz Improvisation: Playing outside of the chord changes
«Reply #1 on: February 10, 2014, 11:48:13 PM »
Thanks, I have bookmarked your blog!

It is interesting how jazz pianist can play complex harmony easily by thinking about it in a relatively simple way, i.e. by superimposing two triads.

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Re: Jazz Improvisation: Playing outside of the chord changes
«Reply #2 on: February 13, 2014, 12:01:36 PM »
Nordlys! Thanks for your feedback! Much appreciated.

I'm with you - it's entirely fascinating how it is that "simple + simple add up to not so simple." Or "basic + basic sums into not so basic."

Am going to be writing a lot more about it ... my perspective on it is Barry Harris and Steve Coleman have really said a lot of great stuff on "simple + simple" and where and how far it can lead - nd for the most the jazz "establishment," publisher, academic institutions, etc., haven't really picked up on it.

Thanks again for your feedback!



Mark Polishook