Frank Gambale – Acoustic improvisation
Jul 25 2014
Frank Gambale s Acoustic Improvisation DVD follows the success of his first acoustic trio recording, Natural High. This video features his trio, Natural High Live, with Otmaro Ruiz on piano, Alain Caron on bass, and Frank on acoustic guitar. After blowing through seven jaw-dropping performances with his world-class band, Frank sits down for a candid one-on-one session about jazz improvisation.
Using the changes to All the Things You Are as a foundation, Frank teaches a series of ideas for improvising over classic ii-V progressions using 3rds and 7ths, chord extensions, Phrygian, super Locrian, and diminished ideas. Franks incorporates rhythmic and melodic motifs and much, much more.
One unique guitar, piano and bass playing. The lesson part gives a good foundation for those who are interested in how to learn to play jazz standarts. It’s divided into two halves: a concert with his trio, and a set of about twenty improvisation exercises. The improvisation exercises were rudimentary to anyone who knows a bit of jazz, while at the same time they might be hard to understand for anyone who doesn’t. These songs are amazingly well composed and performed. The beauty and feel of the tunes is similar to Brielle La Grange and Sylan Luc with wonderful piano and bass to make the package complete.
Running time: 1 hour
Video: MPEG2 NTSC 4:3 (720×480) VBR
Audio: Dolby AC3, 2 ch
Size: 4.7 Gb