Know Before You Blow • Jazz Modes for Trumpet

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Jazz students may always be in search of shortcuts to improvisation but unfortunately, there are none. It takes hours of disciplined practice to be able to improvise but it is not a foregone conclusion that learning to improvise couldn’t be made a bit easier with the proper guidance and Chris Tedesco’s method, “Know Before You Blow” is the answer!

Anyone interested in improvisation spends countless hours listening to every jazz artist that has established themselves as one of the best. Many players focus on artists who play the same instrument but truly should listen to every jazz great, no matter what axe is in their hands.

Transcribing solos or jazz licks is highly recommended and takes many hours to accomplish. Eventually we need to reduce the amount of time spent listening and transcribing and simply start practicing.

Know Before You Blow • Modes Edition teaches when, why, and how to incorporate modes into your skill set. The method is simple, thanks to the author and the guidance of some very fine studio professionals.

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About Chris Tedesco; This Los Angeles based Trumpeter has distinguished himself as a jazz soloist, studio player, chamber artist, orchestral player, and musician contractor for over three decades. His trumpet can be heard on numerous recordings for Movies, Television, Records & Commercials as well as performing on countless live dates with some of the biggest names in music.

Chris’s latest CD release is a self-produced jazz project, Chris Tedesco • “Living the Dream”. The music has been recorded in the style of Sinatra & Basie at Capitol records circa 1962. It features eight Big Band tracks as well as two thirty-piece Studio Orchestra tracks.

Tedesco’s movie credits include: Burlesque starring Cher and Christina Aguilera, Ironman, Finding Nemo, Road to Perdition, Batman Begins, Best in Show, The Mexican. His television credits include: American Idol, America’s Best Dance Crew, Ellen De Generes, Gossip Girl, King of Queens, The SAG Awards, The Latin Grammy’s, MAD TV, Star Trek, Fox NFL, Fox NBA, and Monday Night Football.

Recording credits include: Christina Aguilera, The Pussy Cat Dolls, Josh Groban, Michael Buble, Frank Sinatra Jr., Harry Shearer, Joe Cocker, Natalie Merchant, Cheryl Bentyne, Pat Boone, Dwight Yoakum, Royal Crown Revue, Diane Schuur, Cher, Paula Abduul, and Robert Goulet. He has also recorded hundreds of TV & Radio commercials including playing jazz trumpet for Lexus radio & Cars.com.

Amongst numerous live performances his notables include: Blood Sweat & Tears, Tom Jones, Shakira, Frankie Valli, Don Rickles, Johnny Mathis, Donna Summer, Michael Feinstein, Jim Belushi, John Tesh, The Moody Blues, Mel Torme, Sammy Davis Jr., Frank Sinatra Jr., Nancy Wilson, Jack Jones, Lionel Hampton, Joe Cocker along with many classical, jazz and pop groups throughout the Los Angeles area.

Chris has conducted master classes and concerts at numerous educational facilities yet enjoys teaching privately and maintains a full roster of students. He also has a Christmas CD titled “Joy to the World” and a classical recording titled, “Introducing Chris Tedesco”, but dearest to his heart is his incredible big band release, “Living the Dream”.

CATALOG #: TS421
PAGES: 48
BINDING: SADDLE STITCH
COPYRIGHT: 2010
AUTHOR: CHRIS TEDESCO
EDITOR: TONY SANTORELLA
DESIGNER: KATHY TEDESCO
ARTIST: CHRIS TEDESCO
ATTRIBUTE: PERFORMANCE RECORDING WITH STUDIO ACCOMPANIMENT
ISBN-10: 1585607010
ISBN-13: 9781585607013