Jazz Improvisation Tip: Part 5 – The Importance of Checking Out Live Music and Jazz Improvisation

This video explores the role of live music in a jazz musicians development and exploration of jazz improvisation.

The great players before all learned to play by listening to records, figuring it out on their axe, seeing live music and imitating the baddest cats in town, and by playing sessions and gigs.

Learning jazz is much like learning a language. Just as you could never hope to become fluent in a new language by locking yourself in a room with a book so it is with jazz improvisation.

Jazz musicians must balance their practice between the practice room, listening & assimilating, seeing live music and playing music with other people.

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