As a musician, Bill has performed on saxophone throughout the United States, Canada and Europe.
He has worked with several creative music and modern jazz luminaries such as Charlie Haden, Ravi Coltrane, James Newton, Nels Cline, Vinny Golia, John Carter, Michael Vlatkovich and others, and has been favorably reviewed in such publications as Downbeat, Jazz Times, the Los Angeles Times, Cadence and the New York Times.
He is the composer of 10 ebooks on jazz improvisation pedagogy, and teaches the Alexander Technique at the AMDA Conservatory for the Performing Arts in Los Angeles.
Bill lives in South Pasadena, California with his wife and daughter.
In this episode, we talked about:
🎷 The Bartok-Monk connection
🎷 The biggest sound he’ve ever heard on flute
🎷 Two types of improvisation
🎷 How Bill approaches learning a new standard
🎷 Why Chris Potter amazes him
🎷 Playing for enjoyment vs being technical
🎷 and much more!
Here’s the Video:
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