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by Mark Corroto
For good free improvisation three things are required. First, musicians who are masters of their instruments, next, players who have created their own language, and, finally, performers who are simpatico. The first prerequisite is obvious, unless of course you were able to appreciate Ornette Coleman when he took up the violin without first learning the instrument. The last two requirements are bit more debatable. Developing a unique musical language while not requisite to playing free, does t have a value-added ...read more