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It's about music : the art and heart of improvisation

Author: Jean-Michel Pilc
Publisher: Montrose, Calif. : Glen Lyon Books, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Book : English
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Self-taught jazz pianist and composer, Jean-Michel Pilc, writes on the expressive aspect of improvisation based on the premise that originality in art is a matter of expressing one's own uniqueness. He draws examples emphasizing the primacy of feeling spanning from classical music to jazz, and describes simple and essential exercises based on physicality that will help students and professionals alike to tap into  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jean-Michel Pilc
ISBN: 9780985903909 0985903902
OCLC Number: 817999279
Description: 241 p. ; 26 cm.
Responsibility: Jean-Michel Pilc.

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Self-taught jazz pianist and composer, Jean-Michel Pilc, writes on the expressive aspect of improvisation based on the premise that originality in art is a matter of expressing one's own uniqueness. He draws examples emphasizing the primacy of feeling spanning from classical music to jazz, and describes simple and essential exercises based on physicality that will help students and professionals alike to tap into his or her own stream of creativity.

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by kazuemcgregor (WorldCat user published 2013-04-18) Excellent Permalink

Jean-Michel Pilc is currently one of the most innovative pianists in jazz.  His expressions of form sometimes are the equal of extended classical pieces.  His imagination is limitless.  And now we are fortunate to have a book by him, an accounting that gives us a bit of insight into...
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