Hello everyone! 🎼
I’ve got some news I wanted to share with you. Recently, I’ve been putting together a compilation book of all the compositions and arrangements from my latest record, “Les Esprits Oubliés”.
The book includes lead sheets and the specific arrangements I wrote for Alto, Tenor, and even the Bass parts. These are exactly as I conceived them while creating the record.
If you’re interested in delving deeper into the structures and elements that went into “Les Esprits Oubliés”, or if you’re a musician keen to study the works, you might find this a useful resource.
You can find the book on the store section of my website. As always, thank you all for your continued support.
Stay curious and keep exploring music! 🎵
I’ve recently added two books to the store. The first is dedicated to diminished scales, exploring the scale and the various ways of approaching it, ranging from triads to four-note tetratonic scales, five-note pentatonic scales, and hexatonic scales. It explores the different possibilities and ways of practicing them to discover variations. The second book added to the shop is a collection of saxophone studies that I’ve compiled. These studies are based on patterns played by musicians such as John Coltrane, Joe Henderson, McCoy Tyner, Chris Potter, and many others. Although initially written for the saxophone, this book can be used by musicians of all instruments.
I am thrilled to introduce to you a unique document: “Voice Leading Techniques for Improvisation.” This work, a product of my three decades of teaching at McGill University, offers a thorough exploration of various aspects of harmonic theory.
This 11-chapter book covers a wide array of topics, including different voice movements, from sevenths to thirteenths, through thirds and ninths. A particular focus is given to chords: whether they are diminished, dominant, altered, or 13b9. I also elaborate on methods of substitutions and essential arpeggios for dominant chords.
In addition to these fundamental aspects, the document dissects the concept of slash chords and my concept of tritone substitutions applied to all chords. Moreover, I present various notions and techniques that I have developed over my career, providing a unique perspective on the art of musical improvisation.
This publication is now accessible to all via our online store. It is designed for all musicians in search of tools to refine their approach to improvisation, whether they are beginners or experienced. My hope is that it will assist you in developing a musical approach that is uniquely your own, thereby enriching your creative process and your experience of improvisation.
Discover it now and enhance your musical skills with this comprehensive guide.
Hey fellow jazz enthusiasts,
I wanted to share something with you that I’ve been working on: transcribing some of the best solos in jazz history on my YouTube channel.
If you’re interested in the brilliant improvisations of Charlie Parker, you might find the collection worthwhile. I’ve spent countless hours transcribing more than 500 of Parker’s solos, each one a unique piece of jazz history, filled with his virtuosic technique and ingenious melodic creations.
Moreover, I’ve also transcribed a significant number of solos from the iconic “Live at Plug Nickel” concert, specifically over 20 solos from Wayne Shorter. The transcriptions feature his performances, including the unforgettable collaboration with Miles Davis, highlighting the distinctive musicality and improvisational prowess of Shorter.
Whether you’re an aspiring musician looking for study materials or a jazz fan interested in understanding the nuances of these legendary solos, these transcriptions could be of interest. They might also inspire your own musical creations, provide new insights, or simply offer an opportunity to appreciate these works at a deeper level.
Feel free to visit the channel and check out these transcriptions. If you like what you see, consider subscribing to stay updated with new content.
I look forward to sharing my passion for jazz with you.
All the best,
A big shout-out and thank you to Lucie Frigault, the mastermind behind this fantastic design.
This space is dedicated to keeping you updated on my upcoming shows and offering a peek into my world of music. I’m thrilled at the prospect of sharing my passion for music with you all.
Keep coming back for insights, updates, and most importantly – our shared love for music. Let’s embark on this musical journey together!