from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Made up without preparation; improvised.
- adj. Of or relating to improvisation: improvisatory skill.
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- adj. Of, pertaining to, or in the nature of improvisation
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Same as improvisatorial.
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Mr. Bieito, by contrast, "erred on the side of the improvisatory, which is so much fun."
Whitbourn's interest in the compelling combination of voices and the soprano saxophone dominates here, his 2001 Son of God Mass using the instrument in improvisatory, spiritual mode to link the sections of the mass and overlay a lithe counterpoint to the choir.
She wowed him with her improvisatory mix of hip-hop, ballet and Bollywood-inspired movements.
Hussain and his two compatriots offered an impressive level of virtuosity - the tabla employing a rich vocabulary of sounds and intricate, continually nuanced rhythms; the singers embarking on long improvisatory half-chants, their bodies cupped around a sound that they seemed to be bringing forth with conductor-like gestures of the hands.
Recent recordings capture both his improvisatory sessions with the elder Riley—whose oscillating keyboard patterns famously inspired the Who —and his compositions for solo guitar, featured on the Tzadik release "Streams of Gratitude."
If ensemble unity was pushed to its limits, conductor Harry Bicket made sure the improvisatory verve didn't undermine cohesion.
His recent return to the instrument pursues a different path, though, combining the open, improvisatory style of jazz musicians Don Cherry and Bill Dixon (who innovated a whole catalog of extended techniques for the instrument in the 1960s) and the Brian Eno collaborator Jon Hassell.
Audiences looking to get their flamenco puro , as pure and traditional as possible — in the form of an intense, improvisatory, and mostly solo art of music, song and dance — won't find their expectations met here.
Originally assembled in 1986 after trumpeter Frank London placed an ad in the Village Voice, the Klezmatics eventually revitalized the Jewish music tradition with a hip New York attitude that was gay positive singer Lorin Sklamberg is gay, improvisatory, and open to other styles of music.
When I lived near there a few years ago, the corner was like a souvenir of West Berlin's improvisatory spirit, and I could imagine it extending into some indefinite future, with its slightly scruffy, but unmistakable vitality intact.