Irresistible groovy… And above that, there is a universe of possibilities for improvisation. The fantastic combination of rhythmical stability, harmonic understanding and melodic expression makes jazz into a genre that can help us develop our musicianship enormously.
It is especially the solo’s, the improvisations, that challenge us. The fundamental questions are always: “Which story do I want to tell? How do I do that?” On the other hand, like with any style, there are a number of technical tricks that one has to learn. More to the point: a fitting use of ghost notes using bowing and fingering, accents, certain slides, and rhythmical and melodic phrasing.