Improvisation In Modal Jazz

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Modal jazz is a style that uses modes instead of chord progressions and is a harmonic guide for the soloist to use during an improvisation. The improvisations in modal music are usually based on only one or two chords that are repeated. “Flamenco Sketches” has five modes per each improvisation and each mode is either four or eight measures long, except for the last mode in the song. The first muted trumpet improvisation by Miles Davis starts at 0' 18", the tenor saxophone improvisation by John Coltrane starts at 2' 02", the alto saxophone improvisation by Cannonball Adderley starts at 3' 47", the piano improvisation by Bill Evans starts at 5' 53", and the second muted trumpet improvisation by Miles Davis starts at 7' 48". Each of these improvisations

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