Joe Lovano played my composition!

Screen Shot 2014-05-13 at 5.52.39 PMWith my private instructor Joanne Brackeen I’ve been working on phrasing this semester. And, how do instrumentalists and vocalists speak their melodies. In earlier blogs I’ve mentioned that I like to approach music as a language, and if you can phrase your melodies as if you where speaking them, they will sound natural.

Anyway, this week we worked on one of my compositions and she suggested me to ask some saxophone players to play my melody, and then to transcribe it. A day later, with this assignment in mind I ran into Joe Lovano, who was working with us in the Global Jazz classes. I told him about my assignment and he told me that we could meet the next day. Then he played my composition, my melodies, and he even improvised on it! He sounded amazing 🙂 …

Now I have to sit down and transcribe it, difficult but wow. This was one of the most amazing moments of the semester.

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