Tuesday, June 23, 2015

George Russell - Down Beat Feature May 1958

A feature article on George Russell from the May 29 1958 issue of Down Beat. Russell provides background to, and a brief explanation of the Lydian Chromatic Concept Of Tonal Organization. He goes on to talk about teaching the theory, first to composers and then to improvisors and mentions that, "All my students have mastered the theory in about six or seven lessons." Not bad. Click on image to view PDF of full article.
Here's a list of links to previous vintage articles.

Lydian Chromatic Concept



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