In other words, to improvise with intelligence, and not just noodle through a tune with a flurry of notes, takes time, commitment, and a true passion for the music.
|Tommy Goodman (file photo)|
Goodman & Co. provided vivid examples of the jazz improviser's art at work in their explorations of "Pennies from Heaven," "Body and Soul," "Embraceable You" and the bossa nova "Triste."
Goodman, who is in his late eighties, has extensive credentials on the New York jazz scene. He worked principally as an arranger and conductor, included associations with Louis Armstrong, Louis Bellson, Benny Goodman (no relation), Sammy Davis Jr. and Lena Horne.