improvJune 8, 2008
When I was in college, I did a bit of studying in jazz improv. I even have a nifty recording of me at a concert where I was featured. I did okay. Didn’t ever take it that seriously, but I was okay at it.
It is now summer, and I have this big ole book. Jazz Improvisation: The Goal Note Method, by Shelton Berg. It’s a pretty thorough study of how improv works and how to practice it. I figure, with all this free time I have, I’ll try to get those chops going. Who knows when I’ll find a job that will require me teach a jazz band?