DVD – Triadic Chromatic Approach

The Music of

George Garzone

& The Triadic Chromatic Approach

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Triadic Chromatic Approach Lessons Only with subtitles in:

2 DVD Disc Set Over 3 Hours of Material

About This DVD “The Music of George Garzone & The Triadic Chromatic Approach”, is a Jazz Improvisation Instructional DVD and much, much more. MADE FOR ALL INSTRUMENTS 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 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

NEW DVD – In the Funk Zone

In the FUNK ZONE with

George Garzone

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About This DVD For all Instruments and all levels The most universal Scale in the world, the pentatonic scale may be the least studied. Now George Garzone has given you the keys to the Kingdom with his in depth lessons from the beginning (simply playing the 5 notes of the Pentatonic Scale) to the end (advanced chromaticism) and many new ideas in between on how to create with this most useful of scales.

Time and Feel are stressed In George’s own words from the DVD “The main focuses of today’s DVD is gonna be talking about the world of playing in time and even eighth notes, working on a solid structure when you improvise.”

Taking The Fear Out of Improvising The DVD is for beginners on up to advanced students and teaches how to improvise on one key grooves using the minor Pentatonic

New Garzone Recording


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The New Recording by
George Garzone

Esperanza Spalding - Bass & Vocals
Leo Genovese - Piano

“I’m not the master of the sax, George Garzone is.”Michael Brecker “You know the movie “The Natural?” They named that after George Garzone…”Dave Liebman

GEORGE GARZONE is one of the greatest saxophonists of our time. His newest recording, Crescent, is a must hear recording with pianist, LEO GENOVESE, and bassist, ESPERANZA SPALDING. It is an interesting trio recording with no drums. The drums really are not missed considering the solid time of all three musicians.

Garzone is one of the few saxophonists on the planet who can do justice to the Coltrane tradition while maintaining his own unique voice. Crescent is a very fitting name for this recording! George is also recognized as one of the great educators in jazz and is teaching at Berklee College of Music and has taught at NEC. His students are among the best--Joshua Redman, Branford Marsalis, Seamus Blake, Mark Turner, Donny McCaslin to name a few. This new album is truly a great listen.

Track Listing

1. Girl From Argentina

2. In Your Own Sweet Way

3. Hey Open Up

4. Crescent

5. Like Someone In Love

6. I Want To Talk About You

7. The Girl From Argentina – Radio

8. Theme For Ernie

NEW Play Along CD

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"Tradin’ With The Greats"®,


Who Can Benefit From These CD’s? ANYONE WHO: Wants to Improve their Improvisation Skills Wants to Improve the way they interpret Jazz Standards Wants an invitation to sit in on a recording session with some of the greatest musicians of our time Would like to be inspired to take your playing to the next level and beyond Wants to improve their time
Tradin' With The Greats - George Garzone

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1. There Is No Greater Love 2. Softly As In A Morning Sunrise 3. Green Dolphin Street

4. The Mingus That I Knew 5. My One And Only Love 6. Billy’s Bounce

7. Tutti Italiani 8. I Love You 9. It Could Happen To You 10. Out Of Nowhere

11. Alone Together 12. Hey, Open Up

Disc 2 Play Along Sample: MUSICIANS

Tenor Sax: George Garzone Piano: Mulgrew Miller Bass: John Lockwood Drums: Bob Gullotti



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In 1999 Professional NYC Musician/Jazz Educator Jody Espina, met legendary saxophonist and mouthpiece maker Santy Runyon. Runyon ( see Runyon's bio) was the teacher of Espina's boyhood teacher Junie Ferrell. Jody recognized the unique energy and spirit of Santy and Santy recognized Jody's spirit and thirst for knowledge. Santy customized a mouthpiece to Jody's specifications and when Jody was in love with the mouthpiece it was Santy's idea to produce it for Jody and call it the JodyJazz mouthpiece.

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Word got out about this special mouthpiece and orders started to pour into Jody's New York City location.


Although fully occupied as a player and teacher Jody saw the potential in a real business in mouthpieces, and over the next six years travelled to Opelousas, Louisiana, seven or eight times a year.  During this time Espina asked Runyon if he could prototype his own metal mouthpiece in the Runyon factory. Santy graciously agreed and gave Espina cartre blanche in the Runyon factory to work out a newly designed mouthpiece. With the indispensable help of Runyon employees Leroy Guilbeau and Blaine Moran Jody developed the ESP metal mouthpiece for all saxophones.


During this time Espina's schedule in Louisiana was to work in the Runyon Factory from 6:30 am to 3:30 pm and hang out with Santy (aged 93 to 96) from 4:30 to about 7:30pm.

Still Jody was not completely satisfied with his own mouthpieces and all the other mouthpieces that he had tried up to that time.

Jody’s Quest
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With the DVD “The Music of George Garzone and The Triadic Chromatic Approach” Jody created the publishing wing of JodyJazz. Producing and publishing the first DVD was an organic collaboration with JodyJazz Endorser George Garzone. Inspired by this project JodyJazz will be releasing many new publishing projects in the future.


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Jody maintains a very busy schedule testing mouthpieces, designing and prototyping new pieces, traveling the world exhibiting mouthpieces and giving clinics on playing and making mouthpieces. Jody is also very busy raising his young family in Savannah Georgia.


Jody Espina Biography

…Jazz itself, having taught almost all of the major saxophonists of our time. Charlie Parker, John Coltrane, Eric Dolphy, Sonny Stitt, Harry Carney, Michael Brecker, Joe Lavano and Jerry Coker are only a few of the influential players that have been taught by Jody’s teachers: Joe Allard, Junie Ferrell, David Gross, Dave Liebman, Santy Runyon, Joe Viola , George Garzone, and the great pianist/composer Joanne Brackeen.

After majoring in classical clarinet for two years at the University of South Florida, Espina transferred to Berklee College of Music where he won a Phil Woods Performance Scholarship. While at Berklee, he had classes with master teachers: Herb Pomeroy, John LaPorta, Gary Burton, Mike Metheny, Phil Wilson, and Joe Viola. Espina graduated magne cum laude with a degree in Performance; his senior recital was broadcast on National Public Radio.

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Jody is a member of the following organizations: Local 802 (Musicians Union), NAMM, Rotary Club of Savannah, The Savannah Children’s Choir Board of Trustees. Jody is a SoundPainting Conductor, and is moderately fluent in Spanish.


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