Jerry Bergonzi (Improvising With Melodic Shapes) 1

Jerry Bergonzi (Improvising With Melodic Shapes) 1


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Artist: Jerry Bergonzi
Length: 28:48
Subtitles: English, Portuguese, Spanish
Description: In part one (1 of 2) of this "Improvising With Melodic Shapes" jazz lesson series, legendary saxophonist Jerry Bergonzi shows you how to create exciting vocabulary using melodic shapes. Jerry discusses and demonstrates his system which will allow you to think beyond licks, so you can approach soloing with a fresh perspective and explore new ideas. If you want to take your improvisations to the next level, this jazz masterclass series is for you. NOTE: There is a PDF bundled with the "purchase" version of this video (not the $8.99 "rental" version), which contains the embedded notation seen in the masterclass. Although the embedded notation (in the video) is only in concert, this PDF is written in Bb and Eb as well. If you want to buy this 2-part series at a discount, you can get the bundle here!

Topics Covered: Jazz, Improvisation, Melodic Shapes, 2-Notes Shapes, 3-Note Shapes, 4-Note Shapes, 5-Note Shapes, Splitting Up Shapes, Little Jazz Lines, Permutations, vocabulary, etc.

Jerry Bergonzi

A fine, high-powered tenor saxophonist with a tone influenced by John Coltrane, a mastery of chord changes, and a strong musical imagination, Jerry Bergonzi has long had an underground following in the Boston area. He started on clarinet when he was eight, switching to alto at 12, and finally to tenor two years later. Bergonzi was inspired early on by Sonny Rollins, Coltrane, and Hank Mobley. He attended Lowell University and then after graduation played electric bass in local bands behind singers and strippers, saving up enough money to move to New York in 1972. After struggling in the Big Apple for seven years and gaining some recognition as a member of Two Generations of Brubeck and of the Dave Brubeck Quartet (with whom he appeared on several Concord albums during 1979-1981), Bergonzi moved back to Boston in 1981, where he developed a strong career both as a tenorman and as an educator. He has since led several groups (including two called Con Brio and Gonz) and recorded for the Plug, Not Fat, Red, and Blue Note labels.

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