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.

  • 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 approach to jazz improvisation developed and created by George Garzone over the last 25 years of teaching and playing. It teaches you how to generate non permutative lines. That means lines that aren’t predictable or repetitive and sound totally fresh. It will allow you to play over chord changes without fear.

Triadic Chromatic Approach includes subtitles in following languages :
German – Italian – Japanese – Spanish

“The Music of George Garzone & The Triadic Chromatic Concept DVD Trailer”

See George Garzone Biography

Master Class Featured On DownBeat Magazine

If you would like to know about what this Triadic Chromatic Approach DVD has to offer, please see the featured master class by George Garzone in Downbeat magazine May 2009 issue.

Click To See Full Master Class

George Garzone Interview with JazzImprov NY Magazine

“As the years went on we started to talk less and less because the music was so strong. The music was the conversation of the band”

Click To Read Interview

Dave Liebman Says:

“Having known, played and communed with George over decades now, I am so glad to see his hard work, honed by years of real in the trenches teaching, finally being released in a classy and professional production. No one deserves it more…his approach can truly transform your playing.”

David Liebman

Gary Campbell Says

“I just watched new DVD “The Music of George Garzone and the Triadic Chromatic Approach.”. First of all, George and the other cats sound beautiful and the performances alone are worth the price of the DVD. As a player and teacher myself, it’s a real pleasure and inspiration to see George demonstrate his approach. Jazz is about personal expression and discovery, and George’s way really emphasizes that process – not stock solutions to generic issues, but how to search, meditate, and find your voice. Now the whole world can hear his enlightened message through this DVD. A unique and beautiful contribution by one of today’s true masters.”

Gary Campbell – Recording Artist, Author, and Associate Professor of Jazz Studies/Saxophone, Coordinator – Jazz Performance at Florida International University

Joe Lovano Says:

“George Garzone is one of the most visible, heard and respected saxophonists and educators on the world stage today. His influence and contribution are immeasurable in scope. He is constantly working out new ideas and developing his approach to communicate with others and has been doing so for quite some time.

George is dedicated to the music and is a constant inspiration to everyone around him, including me. This amazing DVD, “The Music of George Garzone & The Triadic Chromatic Approach”, will have everyone that wants to create music, enlightened and searching for fresh ways of developing new ideas !!! Enjoy the journey, thats whats it’s all about.”

Joe Lovano – Multiple Grammy Nominee, Gary Burton Chair in Jazz Performance – Berklee College of Music

DVD Credits

  • Published by: JodyJazz Inc.
  • Produced & Directed by: Jody Espina
  • Videographer: Kevin Scott
  • Sound Engineer: Joe Marciano
  • Written By: George Garzone
  • Assistant Director: Naoki Iwane
  • Film Editor: Patricia Buskirk
  • Artistic Director: Naoki Iwane

Filmed and Recorded at Systems Two Recording Studio – Brooklyn New York


  • Performances by: “The Fringe”
  • Saxophone: George Garzone
  • Bass: John Lockwood
  • Drums: Bob Gullotti

With Special Guests:

  • Vibraphone: Mike Mainieri
  • Guitar: Chris Crocco
  • Saxophone: Frank Tiberi

Thanks a lot for your interest Todd. You bring up a very good point. When we first put up the DVD webpage we forgot to state that we have PDF’s on the DVD that you’ll be able to print out, with written examples and exercises. There will not be a book because George doesn’t believe that the concept should be taught like that. I believe that the written material that we’re providing will be more than sufficient to make sure that the student understands what’s going on and knows how to proceed. The whole point is that George doesn’t want people memorizing lines that turn into patterns. The beauty and freshness of the concept is that you won’t be playing repetitive lines, licks or patterns. I think that you’ll be using this DVD for many years to come and that once you have it you’ll really help us spread the word.

This is a unique look into the music and the innovative jazz improvisation concept of one of the greatest saxophonists of our time. Besides having the actual lessons teaching the Triadic Chromatic Approach, you get an albums worth of performances, the lesson on sound, the interactive play-alongs where you actually get to trade choruses with George the interviews and more. The overall effect is more like actually studying with George privately week after week. Because if you were George’s private student you would probably go to some of his gigs and see him play live, you would get to improvise with him in the lessons, and very importantly, George would give you advice and encouragement on many subjects. Throughout the DVD you are getting little pearls of wisdom from George that you would get from a mentor type of relationship. Imagine if we had this kind of comprehensive and intimate look at John Coltrane. A DVD like that would be priceless. The Music of George Garzone & The Triadic Concept”, is just like my mouthpieces, in that I make mouthpieces that I want to play and this DVD is exactly what I would want to see.

I ask George questions about his saxophone sound and the result is 17 different tips on how to get your best saxophone sound. Including tips on embouchure, breathing, vibrato, practice techniques, his daily practice regimen, mouthpieces, reeds, etc., and the great thing is he demonstrates everything with that beautiful sound. Along the way we learn about George’s early years as a teenager and how he got his “family given sound”. As George says, “Sound is everything”, and “Garzone on Sound” will give you everything you need to know to get the best saxophone sound of your life.

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