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    Posted an article this morning on communication in jazz improvisation with a couple of videos that caught my ear this morning. Something to think about that often times gets overlooked when studying jazz improvisation unfortunately. I guess it would be similar to studying English for years in high school but rarely teaching the art of communication........Hope you find it interesting. Steve

    http://www.neffmusic.com/blog/2017/0...communication/

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    Thanks for that, Steve. What you're saying is so true, and it's not emphasized enough. Listening and responding is a huge part of improvisation. And, in my opinion, the most gratifying part. Both for the audience and the musicians. It does require that all members of the band pay attention and listen to each other, which unfortunately doesn't always happen.

    Man, that clip of Brad & Joshua playing Oleo was amazing!

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    It's great to see more musicians leaning towards this mindset of collaborative improvisation, sort of breaking down the roles of each instrument and allowing everyone to take an active part in the creativity.

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    The jazz jam group I play at is starting to do this.
    I think it is an organic coming together from familiarity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aasa992 View Post
    It's great to see more musicians leaning towards this mindset of collaborative improvisation, sort of breaking down the roles of each instrument and allowing everyone to take an active part in the creativity.
    Of course it's nothing new. It's been an integral element (sorry, couldn't come up with a better descriptive term) of jazz improvisation from day one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JL View Post
    Thanks for that, Steve. What you're saying is so true, and it's not emphasized enough. Listening and responding is a huge part of improvisation. And, in my opinion, the most gratifying part. Both for the audience and the musicians. It does require that all members of the band pay attention and listen to each other, which unfortunately doesn't always happen.

    Man, that clip of Brad & Joshua playing Oleo was amazing!
    Amen - riveting, inspiring, pour on the superlatives, folks, this is Great Stuff! In sharp contrast to so many displays of virtuosity, this remains musical for me.



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    You hear it here also, even if Cherry seems to have smoked something weird.
    https://youtu.be/aNXePvT5H0s?list=FL...GhwRG1lKFCZxsA
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    Sublime !!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peterogping View Post
    You hear it here also, even if Cherry seems to have smoked something weird.
    https://youtu.be/aNXePvT5H0s?list=FL...GhwRG1lKFCZxsA
    Oh man, I loved that clip! Hard to go wrong with a band like that...

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