The Influence of John Coltrane's Music on Improvising Saxophonists
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This book investigates the influence of Coltrane's music on the improvising of post-Coltrane saxophonist by inspecting selected improvisations of Jerry Bergonzi and David Liebman and comparing them to improvisations by Coltrane on the same repertoire piece. A ground-breaking study that examine the magnitude of Jazz legend, John Coltrane's influence, from an analytical perspective, on subsequent Post-Coltrane saxophonist in the development of their respective improvisatory styles and creative approaches to this music genre.
"Andy has tackled one of the many areas that Trane explored, coming up with a systematic and organized study of how I and my esteemed peer, Jerry Bergonzi, used aspects of Trane's language in our own individual way… For this studious work and hours spent I thank him." - David Liebman, Musician, Composer, Founder and Artistic Director, The International Association of Schools of Jazz
"…this is the first major publication to focus directly on two major post-Trane players, and hone in on their direct connection to the master who affected their music so deeply. Anyone who studies Coltrane should have this book." - Dr. David Demsey, Coordinator of Jazz Studies William Paterson University