July/August 2005, Volume 29, No. 6
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Creative Jazz Improvisation
by David Pope
"Developing Artistic Awareness"

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MASTERCLASS/PLAY-ALONG CD
Double Edge
by Gregory Yasitnitsky

1. Introduction—1:26
2. Performance of Double Edge, I. Between Dreams and Time—3:34
3. Performance of Double Edge, II. Silver Image—3:52
4. Tuning Notes: concert Bb and A—0:38
5. Piano only, Double Edge, I. Between Dreams and Time—3:35
6. Piano only, Double Edge, II. Silver Image—3:50
7. Greg’s background as a composer and saxophonist—3:02
8. The story of Double Edge—4:39
9. Structure of Double Edge, jazz harmony—0:42
10. Between Dreams and Time, meas. #54 to the end of the movement (jazz harmony)—0:49
11. Structure of Double Edge, continued—2:03
12. Meas. #6-13 of Between Dreams and Time played with classical and jazz sounds—1:06
13. Meas. #11-42 of Silver Image played with classical and jazz sounds—1:19
14. Structure of Double Edge, optional improvisation—0:18
15. Meas. 119-151 of Silver Image without and with improvisation—1:07
16. Double Edge program notes—2:02
17. Intonation—1:57
18. Demonstration, high B—0:12
19. Intonation, continued—1:04
20. Meas. #6-8 from Between Dreams and Time played without and with the “long C#” fingering—0:49
21. Intonation, continued—0:54
22. Greg demonstrates the alternate fingering chart—3:40
23. Intonation summary—0:16
24. Between Dreams and Time, ensemble coordination—2:13
25. Between Dreams and Time, phrasing and dynamics—2:36
26. Meas. #6-12 from Between Dreams and Time played without and with expressive dynamics—1:18
27. Phrasing, continued—1:11
28. Silver Image, tempo, swing and articulation—1:23
29. Meas. #11-50 from Silver Image played without and with tongue releases—0:49
30. Silver Image, articulation, continued—1:20
31. Meas. #129-132 from Silver Image played without and with “jazz articulation”—0:27
32. Silver Image, dynamics—0:26
33. Thanks and goodbye—0:41

Total Timing: 55:18