Peter Bernstein – How to be Musical in a Modal Context

Most of the time Peter Bernstein is associated with more traditional moving harmony in jazz and not modal jazz as he is playing here, but it is clear that he feels quite at home in the modal setting. The lines are still the signature groovy and melodic ideas that he is known for and we hear him play many more modern devices such as Quartal Arpeggios and Super-imposed Pentatonics on the chords of the song.

Peter Bernstein is probably most known for his work with Organ Trios. Albums with Melvin Rhyne, Mike LeDonne and Larry Goldings. The Solo I am analyzing some phrases from in this video is on the Joe Henderson Original: Inner Urge. It also features Sam Yahel on organ and Brian Blade on drums.

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