Diaz’s “John Coltrane and Michael Brecker Legacy” is subtitled “Post Bop Jazz Improvisation for All.” These licks, transcriptions, and studies are meant for musicians of all instruments (especially the piano) to experiment and experience the through process of the greatest jazz minds as you explore their music. The author lists 4 main points for this book:
- This book is a summary of exercises and jazz improvisation lines designed to improve contemporary jazz style techniques.
- The book is divided in scale, arpeggios, chromatic exercises and jazz lines phrases from John Coltrane and Michael Brecker.
- These exercises should be transposed to all twelve (12) tones, so we can achieve perfect coordination.
- Major, minor and dominant chords, extended to their highest level, scale-wise, arpeggios and chromatic passages. There are no key signature, so all of these exercises will be worked accidentally.
This is a huge work, nearly 100 pages, and is enough to keep even the most ardent follower of these jazz greats with material to spare.
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