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Out of the Gate

I wanted to talk today about a very practical tip that can improve your improvisations on the bandstand. Everything we do in jazz improvisation is about creating music in the moment. Today’s tip is simple, yet one that is often overlooked with younger or intermediate level players. That is the importance of starting out strong…

Analyzing Lines-Donald Byrd on Nica’s Dream
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Analyzing Lines-Donald Byrd on Nica’s Dream

Analyzing Lines – Donald Byrd on Nica’s Dream Analyzing Nica’s Dream. In 2012, I started a series on Analyzing Lines. We took a look at a few lines of ┬ásome of the giants of jazz and broke them down to see why and how they worked. If we can uncover those questions we can learn…

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