Brilliant trumpeter Randy Brecker, a world-class and Grammy-winning composer, arranger, and leader of his own jazz groups, has shaped the sound of jazz for over three decades. Randy's contributions to such legendary groups as The Brecker Brothers, Blood, Sweat and Tears, Dreams, Horace Silver, and Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers are a few examples of his artistry. His trumpet and flugelhorn have graced hundreds of albums by a a wide range of artists such as Clark Terry, Duke Pearson, Thad Jones and Mel Lewis, Joe Henderson, Frank Foster, George Benson, Parliament Funkadelics, David Sanborn, Jaco Pastorius, James Taylor, Bruce Springsteen, Frank Zappa, and Chaka Khan. Randy has performed and shared his expertise throughout the world to critical acclaim. For this book, Randy has selected 12 of his jazz compositions all transcribed by Dr. Mike Davison. This is great way to learn about Randy's music and his techniques for improvisation and composition. Included in the Performing Artist Master Class CD are instrumental demonstrations performed by Randy, excerpts of Randy's trancribed solo recordings and an in-depth discussion between Randy and Mike Davision on the following topics: Rhythmic improvisation, Soloistic tension, Time and technique, Live vs. studio recordings, Composition techniques, the Flugelhorn, Interacting with the drummer, Double time ballad style, Brazilian influences, and Chromatic techniques. Features: 12 condensed score lead sheets in concert key, 13 transcribed solos in Bb, Performing Artist Master Class CD, Discography/Biography.
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