“George Garzone and Jody Espina have done it again with “In The Funk Zone”. In a didactic, straight forward way, Garzone shows beginners how to groove and what notes to use to really begin the process of learning to groove. A world class rhythm including the legendary Mike Stern and John Pattitucci are flawless in their patient simplicity and effortless intensity. AND, in the DVD format, the student gets to participate in the whole process by listening, witnessing the musical communication, and then joining in the creative current. The performance tracks alone are worth the price of the product as the viewer gets to “hang out” at a dynamic funk jam session. And in case you’ve wondered, Jody Espina himself absolutely tears it up on a shuffle blues. This product is definitely a blast for all levels and a terrific teaching tool. My students are pumped!”
“If you improvise or would like to, this DVD is for you.”
Hi. I received your new DVD today and I wanna tell you that this is probably THE best improv training DVD I’ve owned. I’m 38, an amateur sax player still learning how to improv.
I’ve been thru countless teachers but none of them can show me HOW to improv…how to go beyond playing scales. You are able to do that. To make it simple so that a beginner can understand. I listen to your music and I’ve heard about how great you are especially when you are teaching. Today I finally experienced your greatness.
Really hope to be your student someday…maybe at Berklee or privately. “
“For all levels, this improvisation DVD will inspire you the way George Garzone has always inspired me. I’m proud to be a part of this project.”
“… the DV CHI has the most effortless playability of any mouthpiece I’ve ever encountered … the sound is earthy and full with a nice balance of edge and depth.”