One of the foremost personalities in the world of Jazz Guitar, Larry Coryell has played against the best, and here presents an insight into his distinctive and fluid approach.
From bebop heroes Sonny Rollins and Charles Mingus to fusion superstars Chick Corea and John McLaughlin, Coryell's guitar playing has graced the recordings of the hottest stars in Jazz, making him a guitarist of huge reputation and respect. In this three-part DVD series Coryell analyses his own Jazz perspective, providing an empirical method of solo and chord improvisation.
Volume two includes:
- Creating the improvised line
- Chord substitutions
- Importance of the major/minor seventh sound
- The 'Jazz' minor, and its related chords
- Applying scales to standards
- Repositioning chords to fit a single-note line
- Vocabulary of improvisation
- Blues phrasing and Bebop sophistications
- Guitarist devices and techniques
- Approaching a solo and small-group performance of the same song
- Detailed discussion of Autumn Leaves and Coltrane's Moment Of Notice