Category: improvisation

#OnThisDay in 1939, saxophonist Coleman Hawkins recorded Body…

#OnThisDay in 1939, saxophonist Coleman Hawkins recorded Body and Soul, playing an advanced improvisation that helped redefine jazz history.

Posted in bebop, coleman hawkins, improvisation, jazz, music, swing

“To me, the excitement of not knowing exactly what kind of…

“To me, the excitement of not knowing exactly what kind of interplay there will be, what direction it will go, when or how it will end – these are special joys associated with free improvisation.” 

— John Corbett discusses his new book, A Listener’s Guide to Free Improvisation

Posted in art, free jazz, free music, improvisation, jazz, music