Many thanks to Pete Lemer for a session in which we covered:
“Cantarnos” by Andrew Hill
“Toccata” by Lalo Schifrin
“Cantarnos” taken from Andrew Hill’s “Black Fire” album and has a simple theme performed in a modal setting. Pete discussed modal improvisation with particular emphasis of the Phrygian mode as used in this composition.
“Toccata” is a fun minor blues-ish composition with a challenging bass-line originally performed by a Dizzy Gillespie big band.
Many thanks to Pete Lemer for an entertaining session.