Tag Archives: improvisation

May 08

Goa Variations Album Reviews

It’s always nice to hear kind words from strangers about your work. I’ve recently received four reviews for my new album, Goa Variations. Here are some highlights, click the links for the full articles: “Andrew D. Meyer evokes a circular hypnotic concept on the psychedelic odes of “Goa Variations”. The color bursts forth from these compositions […]

May 07

Other Peoples’ Music

In addition to my own recent release, Goa Variations, I’ve recently had the great pleasure of recording on two albums with close friends and collaborators. The first is an album of sprawling improvisations pinned together by the compositions of Jake Eddy, titled Awake! Jake is the “Eddy” in the Eddy/Meyer Trio, and we’ve worked together a lot over the […]

April 05

Getz Variations — Dexter Morrill

Recently I’ve been working on a very interesting piece for tenor saxophone and fixed media by Dexter Morrill called “Getz Variations.” The piece was written for Stan Getz in 1984 and features samples of Stan himself playing in the audio track. The score has very little notated lines for the saxophonist to play, and instead […]

March 11

Lee Konitz Transcription – There Will Never Be Another You

Lee Konitz b. 1927 (Chicago) Alto saxophonist, Lee Konitz, has had a long and distinguished career as a jazz musician and improviser. He has created a very large and diverse record catalogue, though he is most commonly associated with cool and west coast jazz. Konitz was one of the very few saxophonists to be alive […]

March 08

Modernization of Jazz and the Kansas City Sound in the 1930’s

In the 1930’s, Kansas City, MO played a significant role in the modernization of jazz. This included the development of riff-style compositions, leading to an increased role for the individual improvisor, the augmentation of small combos to form big bands, and the development of driving swing feel as the predominant idiom. As will be shown, […]

August 15

Andrew D. Meyer and Sonikora

This is a video from last spring, March 10th to be specific. I meant to post this video earlier but I totally forgot. Nonetheless, this was a set that I did with the improvising trio, Sonikora at the Vanderelli Room in Columbus’s Franklinton Arts District. It was a real treat playing with these guys and […]

March 07

This Week’s Shows 3.7.17

This week I had the good fortune of doing three great shows of my own original music in three different locations across Ohio and Indiana. I did One Way, at the Go Factory in Cleveland, a recital performance at the NASA convention in Ft Wayne, IN, and a full program of my music at the […]

February 28

1 Way @ the Go Factory 2.27.17

I had a great opportunity last night to play four of my own original compositions at the 10th anniversary of the 1Way series at the Go Factory on the West Side of Cleveland. I was actually amongst the first performers at this series 10 years ago and haven’t been back since so it was nice […]

February 06

3.6.17 Straight to Tape

I’m very excited to announce that I’ll be playing a live show at the General in South Bend, IN on 3.6.17 with my former Sobriquet bandmates, who now go by the moniker, After Ours. Here’s a little info for the curious about what my portion of the evening will entail… Andrew D. Meyer, Solo Soprano […]

September 04

New solo pieces available!

I’m very pleased to announce that 3 of my compositions for solo soprano saxophone have been published by Dorn Publications and are currently available for purchase. These pieces come together in a set of three called Three Improvisations for Soprano Saxophone, though they are intended to be performed as seperate works.  The three pieces are: […]