The Music of George Garzone & The Triadic Chromatic Concept

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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 an 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


Q: Hello - I'm excited that you're releasing a DVD George's Triadic Chromatic Concept. I've been wanting to learn this for a while, and look forward to purchasing the DVD. However, I'm disappointed that there is no accompanying book/text that contains practice exercises, etc. Is there an intention to release such a book?

A: 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.

Q: What's different about this Jazz improv DVD than others I've seen?

A: 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.

Q: I love George Garzone's sound. What does "Garzone on Sound" consist of?

A: 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.

Customer Reviews

"Hi George..... Just a quick note to say congrats on the DVD. I've got my copy and have been loving it! The format and your presentation are outstanding. I love the stuff in the dvd about sound and air. After a while I start slipping on that stuff. Start biting too much...Your ideas are already opening my sound up again. Great to have a reminder! Thanks for doing it! "

Josh Cook - Fredericksburg, VA



George Garzone Interview with JazzImprov NY Magazine

Early Reviews

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

David 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

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DVD Credits

Published By JodyJazz Inc. Written By George Garzone
Produced & Directed by Jody Espina Assistant Director: Naoki Iwane
Videographer: Kevin Scott Camera 2: Joe Gallant
Sound Engineer: Joe Marciano Graphic Designer: Kristin Miaso
PDF Designer: Ayn Inserto
Filmed and Recorded at Systems Two Recording Studio – Brooklyn New York
George Garzone: Saxophone Mike Mainieri: Vibraphone
Frank Tiberi: Saxophone Bob Gullotti: Drums
John Lockwood: Bass Chris Crocco: Guitar

"JodyJazz is proud to present George Garzone's teaching methodology of "The Triadic Chromatic Approach". All rights in connection with such methodology are reserved by George Garzone."

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