September 27, 2014: Pete Lemer

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.