Posted by Carl on April 11, 1999 at 15:59:49:
In Reply to: Re: Practicing Jazz posted by Joe Sellmansberger on April 11, 1999 at 14:43:14:
>I would encourage you to shift your "model" or "ideal" to someone more like Rich Matteson
Or even better, check out players who make their living playing jazz on the tuba, like Howard Johnson. There's them that allow themselves to fall back on educating (or studio gigs, or dixieland, or...), and there's them that pursue the true dream. Choose.
>Rich never imitated improvisation by reading written-out solos.
True, but his method was completely pattern-based. Rich's philosophy was that if you knew 20 licks in 12 keys, you're a jazz player. Sort of an "anti-spontaneity" approach. I know; I studied from Rich.