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The Creative Processes of Music Composition: Creative Processes

The Harold Blanchard Interview - Part III

(Improvisation: The Joy of Creating)
Harold A. Blanchard (BMI)

Excerpts from: "Jazz: Here and Now An Evening with Harold Blanchard". Permission granted for educational use. Copyright 2006 DBCC Public Broadcasting

Below is another sample of Mr. Blanchard's improvisational skills in action. The composition is performed by the Harold Blanchard Trio. Notice that after the initial theme is played straight several times it goes through a metamorphosis through the use of improvisation. The composition was written by Harold Blanchard. This One For Charity