Monthly Archives: January 2021

Emulate, Assimilate, Innovate, Part 2: Bud Powell and Wynton Kelly

Trumpeter, composer and educator Clark Terry, who I got to play with briefly in the early 2000s when he visited UVM, often used the phrase ’emulate, assimilate, innovate’ to describe the process by which improvisers develop their melodic language.  In … Continue reading

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