TrueFire - Jazz Combustion (2008)
Using familiar progressions as a foundation, Jazz Combustion takes the viewer through such higher rhythmic concepts of jazz improvisation as selecting of appropriate chord voicings when comping; using chromatic, ascending and descending chordal movement to direct the tune’s feel; and choosing chord voicings that share common target tones to lend cohesiveness to complex progressions.
Jazz Combustion also delves into such advanced soloing techniques as incorporating rhythmic and melodic motifs as a foundation for improvisation, the use of pacing to give your solos an evocative edge, singing along with your improvisations to encourage thoughtful note choices as well as the effective use of chromatic passing tones to link complex harmonic ideas smoothly. Even while incorporating these higher improvisational concepts, the focus of Jazz Combustion remains on the tune, with Andreas showing us how the right note selection can retain the progression’s outline during even the most outside solo excursions.
Who’s it for?
If you’re a serious intermediate to advanced level musician then Jazz Combustion is for you. It’s a pro-level resource for taking your improvisational skills to the next level, not only for jazz guitarists, but guitarists from any discipline where improvisation is the name of the game.