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The Anatomy of Improvisation
impression that technical virtuosity has become the servant of exhibitionism.
A curious detail is the D on the third beat of Measure 1, in conflict with the rhythm section s G Flat 9th. Why does this sound consonant? Is it because, played staccato, it is too brief for the contrast to be conspicuous? Is it because the D could be inĀ­terpreted as part of a G Flat Augmented 7th? Or is it simply that the G 9th feeling has hung over momentarily into the third beat?