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"Good improvisation communicates harmonic progression melodically. Effective melodies manipulate harmonic content through the use of guide tones and preparatory gravity notes, masterfully woven in systematic tension, release, and transparent harmonic definition."
Congratulations to one of our favorite builders on a significant milestone, build #100 for Boise, Idaho builder, Austin Clark. We've reviewed his work on the site in our Builder's for the 21st Century section, and lay claim to one of his premier instruments, our signature Clark JM 2-point mandolin as our go-to stage instrument. It also adorns the heading of the JazzMando website and artwork in many of our promotional materials.
Austin's handiwork is known internationally for its resonant, sweet complex tone, smooth playability, and his eye to cosmetic perfection and detail; his growing global popularity is both result and testament. His widely sought craft can be viewed on his website, as well as some photo albums on his builder's Facebook Page.
We're looking forward to working with him once again on the commission of a new iconic jazz design he will be bringing to the world 3rd quarter of this year.