George Garzone Instructional DVD!

Finally George Garzone, arguably the most important and influential saxophone teacher in the country, has put together a three hour instructional DVD. This is long overdue and now you don't need to get into Berklee, New England or the New School to learn from the master.

Jody Jazz is releasing Garzone's DVD and it will be shipping in early November. The price is $89.95 for the two DVD disk set and you can pre-order now.

Here's what the website has to say about it:

About This DVD
"The Music of George Garzone & The Triadic Chromatic Approach", is a Jazz Improvisation Instructional DVD and much, much more.
  • Performances:
    Solo, Duos, Trios, an Sextet performances
  • The Triadic Chromatic Approach:
    23 Chapters & 30 Examples of In-Depth Lessons
  • Trading Play Alongs:
    George Plays / You Play w/ Rhythm Section
  • Pure Play Along:
    You Play w/ Rhythm Section
  • Garzone On Sound:
    In-depth Lesson of Saxophone Sound Production
  • PDF Supplements:
    Transposed for all instruments, examples, exercises and lead sheets
  • Bonus Features:
    Interviews, Alternate Takes, Extra
Who Can Benefit From This DVD?
  • Wants to Improve their Improvisation Skills
  • Wants to Improve their Saxophone Sound & Playing
  • Wants an intimate and unprecedented access to one of the greatest musicians and teachers of our time
  • Would like to be inspired to take your playing to the next level and beyond
  • Wants to improve their time
Triadic Chromatic Approach
This method is a new innovative approach to jazz improvisation developed and created by George Garzone over the last 25 years of teaching and playing. It teaches you how to generate non permutative lines. That means lines that aren't predictable or repetitive and sound totally fresh. It will allow you to play over chord changes without fear.
The Garzone Instructional DVD webpage


MonksDream said...

Hey David,

This looks like it's gonna be good stuff. I checked out some of Jody's lessons and this one is super funny (if you're a complete saxophone nerd,) featuring Espina playing in the snow and then a 100 degree room:

cheers, Bill

Guitarmony said...

The DVD is out now for purchase.... I heard through the grapevine. Over 3 hours...2 DVDs... great stuff!! Lots and lots of music performances and play alongs. I have to get it!! I also saw he has a DVD release concert in New York if anyone is there to check it out!

octavius said...

well I,ve received it yesterday afternoon, and just started to watch it.
How can i say, i give to it 5/5 stars
He explains from the very begining his concept of triadic cromatic approach and give a lot of advice.
(even there is a pdf with examples and a explanation of the system)
For me it sounds kind of later Coltrane but more modern in some way.
One of the things he mentions is that just be carefull with this stuff, this is not what people expect from a "normal " jazz solo , and you,ve to have the basics very clear,
He also says that if not carefull, it can affect your carrear in a negative way, aka (you have to know what your doing, and where).
And his playing is killer!!
Also widescreen, very good quality production


octavio (A bass player from Spain)

David Carlos Valdez said...

That's funny.

"Kids, Don't try this at home. You could hurt yourselves."