What Is Improvisation? In this smart Jazz Academy series by Jazz at Lincoln Center, we learn Jazz Fundamentals, the building blocks of jazz as explained by drummer Bryan Carter, and demonstrated by his accompanying band: Camille Thurman on saxophone, Chris Pattishall on piano, Justin Poindexter on guitar, and Kathleen Murray on bass.

Learn more below: What Is Swing?

What Are the Blues?

What Are Spirituals?

And What Is Free Jazz?

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