Jon Gordon on “Cycles”

“Cycles” is the final movement of Roots and Transitions and features alto saxophonist Jon Gordon. The main solo section is an open form loosely centered in Ab and Gordon creates an improvisation that is deeply tied to the motivic material of Roots and Transitions. Our analysis considers how Gordon develops intervals from the melody as motivic material for his improvisations.

Click here for the transcription and analysis.

To find this recording, click here. To find the score, click here.

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