Getting back to playing along with J. J. Johnson and encouraging @AHBBjazz to lift their favourite #jazz artist
In my latest improvisation workshop, we focused on lifting a lick from a jazz master and using that to base our improvisation off of. The players were sounding better than ever and it reminded me of the importance of listening and immersing yourself in the sounds and figures of a jazz giant. Really internalising a great line has immediate fruition for an soloist.
Dr. Michael Kearns
Musician, educator, husband, father, web designer ... my life is like a mosaic with each piece vying for my attention.