A. The compositon does matter
B. Favorite structures: 12-bar blues / AABA / ABAC
C. The idea of "standards"
D. Not all jazz is equally improvised.
E. Improvisation is not the opposite of structure or of planning, does not imply formlessness.
A. Jazz a performer's art
B. zero degree of improvisation can still be jazz-like
III. Types of improvisation.
A. Melodic statement of theme.
B. embellishment or ornamentation
C. Melodic paraphrase
D. blowing over the changes / licks and clichés
E. "free jazz"
IV. Structure of a solo
A. Telling a story
D. development and climax
E. compare contrast with classical styles
V. Examples of improvisers
A. Stan Getz and Lester Young
B. drum applications: Max Roach
C. Art Tatum and the ornamental style