is an outstanding jazz pianist and arranger. The musician received aclassical education at Moscow Military Conservatory. He studied arrangement under colonel G.Kornilov, Honored Artist of Russia, the head of orchestration and playing from score department; and jazz band under colonel V. Myasoyedov, Honored Artist of Russia, the head of wing and percussioninstruments department. Grigory Bondarenko has recently been busy with the theoretical study of jazzand arrangement.
«The basic progression in jazz - I»
uniquely summarizes both personal experience of Mr.Bondarenko as a performer and in-depth study of works of outstanding jazz musicians.This work consists of two parts. The first one theoretically considers a wide range of harmonyissues: from positions of chords and their names to rules of relations between them and principles of arrangement. Each statement is illustrated with concrete examples for solo piano and a piano-bassduet.The second part contains selected arrangements of different nature ranging from folk and popsongs to jazz standard.I hope that
The basic progression in jazz - I
will be of use to all young musicians and jazzaficionados.
, Doctor of Fine Arts, Associate Professor,Moscow State Thcaikovskiy Conservatoire