THE ART OF THE INTRO
One of the often overlooked aspects of an arrangement, but most discussed among arrangers, is the intro. After hours (or days!) of freely flowing creative material, writer's block often sets in as you try to think of that first note.
The first thing the listener hears is often the last thing the composer writes. Yet it's the one chance you have to draw in the listener to hear the brilliant reharms, transparent textures, swinging solis and screaming shouts you've created. It might be the last piece of the arrangement that you think of - let's make sure it's not an afterthought!
Presented at the 2016
Jazz Education Network Conference