Jamey Aebersold – You can improvise!

Interview with Jamey Aebersold

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Jazz is the art of improvisation.

Contrary to popular misconception, the ability to improvise is not a spontaneous skill that arises out of nowhere.

It’s the result of listening, practice, study – and courage.

It’s not easy standing up in front of a room full of strangers and creating something “good” on the spot.

For over fifty years, Indiana-born Jamey Aebersold has been at the helm of a publishing enterprise that has smoothed this process for literally millions of people all over the world.

One of his innovations is the Play-A-Long, recordings that allow musicians to practice their improvisation skills without the need for a live rhythm section.

Everyone from beginners to well known pros uses them to keep up their chops up and advance their art.

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– Ken McCarthy
Jazz on the Tube

Music credit: The Jazz on the Tube podcast theme song is “Mambo Inferno” performed by The Manhattan School of Music Afro-Cuban Jazz Orchestra conducted by Bobby Sanabria from the CD ¡Que Viva Harlem!

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