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  • n. One who improvises.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who improvises.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who improvises; an improvisator.


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  • To this day he maintains his mild-mannered secret identity as an English major (what could be more worthless modest) between jobs and a part time actor/improviser.

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  • Mr. Williams was known as an adept improviser who effortlessly switched between classical, jazz and pop styles.

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  • Usually at home I work from recipes, but Bianca's an improviser and after consulting with her I whomped up something I'd call Tofu

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  • A powerful post-Coltrane saxophonist and improviser on the bass clarinet, Garland will significantly stretch the expressive range of Simcock's very eloquent trio.

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  • As an improviser, Walton is a master of hip understatement, his solos developing in casually dropped phrase turns and canny drifts around the beat.

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  • Guests are drawn from a huge spread of contemporary singing, including vocalist/cellist Ayanna Witter-Johnson, former Pet Shop Boys session singer and harpist Lucinda Belle, the Noisettes' Shingai Shoniwa, Grammy-nominated improviser Norma Winstone and Gregory Porter.

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  • "Parker's just so funny, and such a good improviser," she said.

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  • Later, as a member of the New York City ensemble M-Base, she developed her skills as a composer, arranger and improviser, leading to a long-term solo contract with Blue Note Records.

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  • Brubeck would soon create one of jazz's biggest hits with the catchy Take Five, but his quartet was already a big draw on the college circuit for an innovative style using bebop, and featuring a quietly dazzling saxophone improviser in Paul Desmond.

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  • The Sage's CoMusica students sent Nathanson a series of Tyneside-inspired songs, and this hip and adventurous jazz improviser boldly broadened the canvas for them.

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