A Modern Approach to Improvisation is a book series that explores the improvisational styles of some of today’s top jazz musicians. The concept behind these books, is to get an in depth sense of each musicians approach to jazz and improvising on the blues, standards, and their own music. Each volume includes a biography, an interview, harmonic and rhythmic analysis, 18-20 transcriptions, and a foreword by a legendary jazz musician.
"This is a well-researched and important study via transcription and analysis of the style of Alex Sipiagin, an important voice in contemporary jazz trumpet playing. I highly recommend this book for any serious jazz musician." - David N. Baker, Distinguished Professor of Music and Chair, Jazz Department Indiana University Jacobs School of Music
Includes biography of Alex Sipiagin, an interview with him, analysis of his harmonic and rhythmic concepts, and transcriptions of 17 tunes.