I’ve recently began doing live streams on various topics. This past week I chose the tune “Blackberry Blossom” and just improvised on it for awhile. Many times my practice sessions begin like this, taking a song and going through various ideas. A lot of this was just made up on the spot and unrehearsed.
After the demonstration there is a brief discussion about how I approach improvisation. Reducing a melody down to it’s bare essentials.