Jazz Improv, Vol. 1, No. 3, Pat Martino, cover (Print Edition & Companion CD)

Jazz Improv, Vol. 1, No. 3, Pat Martino, cover (Print Edition & Companion CD)



Pat Martino

Uptown Down (4:25)

Composed by Pat Martino, from the album Stone Blue, Blue Note CDP 7243 8 53082 2 2; Martino, guitar; Eric Alexander, tenor sax; James Genus, el. bass; K Dennard, dr; Delmar Brown, keyboards.


Steve Kirby

Point Of Balance (4:43)

Composed by Steve Kirby, from the album Point Of Balance, A-Records A73124; Steven Kirby, guitar; Gerald Wilfong, acoustic bass; Bennet Paster, piano; John Mettam, drums.


Denise King

Our Day Will Come (5:05)

Composed by Hilliard Garson, from the album Simply Mellow, R.E.D.D. King Records, Denise King, vocals; Orrin Evans, piano; David Ephross, bass; Rodney Green drums; David Culen, guitar.


Sonny Stitt

Constellation (5:00)

Composed by Charlie Parker (Atlantic Music, BMI), from the album Endgame Brilliance, 32 Jazz Records 32009; Sonny Stitt, alto sax; Barry Harris, piano; Sam Jones, bass; Roy Brooks, drums.


Gerald Spaits

Dark Blue (6:48)

Composed by Gerald Spaits, from the album Three Sides, Passit Productions 091958; Gerald Spaits, bass; Danny Embrey, guitar; Paul Smith, piano; Todd Strait, drums. Passit Productions, 4 E. 57th Terrace, Kansas City, MO 64113, Tel: 816-822-9604.


Woody Shaw

Tetragon (6:35)

Composed by Joe Henderson (Johen Music, BMI), from the album Last Of The Line, 32 Jazz Records 32024; Woody Shaw, trumpet; Joe Henderson, tenor saxophone; Herbie Hancock, piano; Paul Chambers, bass; Joe Chambers, drums.


Eric Nemeyer

Airegin (5:00)

Composed by Sonny Rollins, They All Laughed, Jazz Improv; Eric Nemeyer, vibes.

Jazz Improv, 491 Old York Road, Jenkintown, PA 19046. Tel: 215-885-0670


Mingus Big Band

Reincarnation Of A Lovebird (5:00)

Composed by Charles Mingus (The Jazz Workshop, Inc.), from the album Gunslinging Birds, Dreyfus Jazz FDM 36575-2; 


Carri Coltrane

Flamenco Sketches (4:00)

Composed by Miles Davis, from the album Flamenco Sketches, Numoon 3464; Ted Brancato, p; Ron Carter, bass; Mark Lucas, gtr; Matt Langley, sopr.,alto sax; Payton Crossley, drums; Joey DeFrancesco, trumpet; percussion. NuMoon P.O. Box 632, Greenland Hill, 03840-0362


Steve Khan

Clafouti (4:00)Composed by Steve Khan, Rob Mounsey; from the album You Are Here, SIAM Records SMD 50004; Steve Khan, acoustic nylon-string guitar, steel-string guitar; Rob Mounsey, keyboards, computer, voice, perc.; Quinones, timbales, conga,bongos.


Featured Record Label: 32 Jazz

Featured Record Label: Dreyfus Records 


Feature: An Interview With Pat Martino, by Eric Nemeyer 

An Interview with Sue Mingus, by Eric Nemeyer 


Perspective: So, You Think You Have Friends in the Music Business?, by Eric Nemeyer

Business: Marketing Your Own Jazz CDs – A Real Life Introduction, by Eric Nemeyer

Listening: 25 Essential Jazz Albums (Part I) 

Harmony: Re-harmonizing Songs – Ideas To Help You Create Different Chord Progressions To Support Existing Melodies

Chart: Each of the 12 notes and their function in relation to major, minor, dominant, half diminished, diminished and augmented chords in all 12 keys

Chords: Permutation of 7th Chord Arpeggios

Chart: Permutations of 7th Chord arpeggios in root position, 1st, 2nd and 3rd inversions

Intuition: Sing Your Improvised Solos

Harmony: Modes of the Harmonic Minor Scale

Practice: Patterns: “1-7-5-3” Permutation of chord arpeggios applied to standard song

Practice: Patterns: Rhythmic pattern using selected chord tones, with chages to a standard song

Play Along: “Love For Sale” from David Berger’s Contemporary Jazz Studies, published by Charles Colin 

Book Excerpts: 

Thinking In Jazz – The Infinite Art of Improvisation (Chapter 10: The Never Ending State of Getting There, continued from Volume 1, Number 2 of Jazz Improv Magazine)

The Birth of Bebop – A Social and Musical History, by Scott De Veaux, Chapter Five, “The Jazzman’s True Academy” 

Musical Examples from The Birth of Bebop

Bill Evans – How My Heart Sings, by Peter Pettinger (Chapter 7: Miles Calls Back; Chapter 8: Portrait in Jazz)

Music Book Excerpts

Elements The Jazz Language for the Developing Improvisor, by Jerry Coker, Chapter 9: Sequence

Elements The Jazz Language – A Theory Text for Jazz Composition and Improvisation, by Dan Hearle, Chapter 9: Polychord Nomenclature

Eric Marienthal’s Comprehensive Jazz Studies & Exercises, All Instr. Part 5: Ideas for Improvising 

Transcribed Solos: 

Pat Martino, Guitar Solo: “Uptown Down” (Transcribed by Dr. Jorg Heuser)

Pat Martino, Guitar Solo: “Alone Together” (Transcribed by Dr. Jorg Heuser)

Lee Morgan, Trumpet Solo: “Most Like Lee” (Transcribed by Robert R. Redd)

Sonny Rollins, Tenor Sax Solo: “Airegin” (David N. Baker)

Joshua Redman, Tenor Sax Solo: “Home Fries” ((Transcribed by Trent Kynaston)

Steve Khan, Guitar Solo: “Clafouti”

Steve Kirby, Guitar Solo: “Point of Balance”

Rick Della Ratta, Piano Solo: “Ara” (Transcribed by Reed Kotler)

Valery Ponomarev, Trumpet Solo: “Dance Intoxicant” 


“The Great Stream,” composed by Pat Martino

“You’re Welcome To A Prayer,” composed by Pat Martino

“Hair, Scarf & Fragrance,” composed by Mika Pohjola

“Mountain Mama,” composed by Donny McCaslin

“Dark Blue,” composed by Gerald Spaits 


“The Great Stream,” composed by Pat Martino

“You’re Welcome To A Prayer,” composed by Pat Martino

“Along Came Betty,” composed by Benny Golson

“I Remember Clifford,” composed by Benny Golson

“Reincarnation of a Lovebird,” composed by Charles Mingus

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