Rick Margitza “365 days of practice” book release

Jan 10, 2024 | Agenda, Faculty

Rick Margitza publishes 365 days of practice, a unique guide on how to deepen your practice routine from one of the masters of contemporary jazz! A must-have in your library and, without doubt, a book that will become a classic in the study of music.

The lines are often totally unique and will enlarge your melodic pallette considerably! The 171 pages. spiral-bound book includes an extensive introductory chapter outlining Rick’s practice method, learned from Gary Campbell, who was also Michael Brecker’s teacher.

The book also includes access to audio files for each example that Rick created and plays along with. Very helpful for ingraining the sounds of these exercises in your musical memory!

The project began in 2020 when Rick Margitza decided to post one musical idea a day on his Facebook page for the whole year. The idea quickly won over the public, who asked him for a book… 4 years later, he has done just that with this practice guide containing exercises covering a wide range of musical ideas, from basic bebop language to its transformation into contemporary jazz.

365 Days of Practice can be used by musicians of all levels, on any instrument. 171 pages. Spiral-bound Don’t miss it!

This is a masterpiece! If you are looking for concepts and music to practice to expand your horizons, this book will be your friend for life – Jerry Bergonzi

An encyclopedia of great short exercises to give you ideas for soloing in a modern context. Highly recommended without reservation! – Richie Beirach

The book is available in digital or paperback format.

Buy the book – Europe and UK : https://www.jazzbooks.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=JAJAZZ&Product_Code=DOP&Category_Code=

Buy the book – North America : https://www.shermusic.com/9780991077342.php

Rick Margitza

Rick Margitza

Rick Margitza, a Detroit-born saxophonist, trained in classical and jazz saxophone. has studied at several prestigious institutions and played with renowned artists like McCoy Tyner and Miles Davis. He has released 10 albums, composed orchestral works, and is part of the Gypsy Tenors. Residing in Paris since 2003, Margitza is also involved in jazz education, conducting master classes worldwide. His recent works include Cheap Thrills and Sacred Hearts.

Rick Margitza teaches in the Professional Program of IMEP • Paris College of Music. He will be giving a masterclass at the school on March 5.