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  • Composer

    Wasserman owns his own publishing company Andrew Roy Music, and is a BMI composer, songwriter and recording artist since 1995.

    BMI maintains a current catalog of 73 published works and 142 registered recorded tracks with Wasserman as songwriter and composer. Scroll down to the bottom of this page to view the list of his 142 compositions registered with BMI.

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    SEPTEMBER, 2020 UPDATE: Follow Andy Wasserman on Bandcamp! Check out his many recent recordings of all original compositions for piano:

    Wasserman entered into digital music distribution beginning in June 2007 with licensing to Apple iTunes,, Spotify, iHeart Radio, YouTube Music, BeatsMusic, GreatIndieMusic, PayPlay, GroupieTunes, Napster, Tradebit, MusicIsHere, BuyMusic, SNOCAP and Verizon.

    Andy's compositions and performances have aired on network television stations CBS, NBC, ABC and Cable networks that include A & E, The Lifetime Network, History Channel, Travel Channel, TBS, Nickelodeon, Turner Network, Learning Channel, among others. His work has been broadcast internationally on TV, radio and film in countries that include Japan, Argentina, Canada, Hong Kong, Italy, Finland, the Netherlands, Norway, Ireland, Australia, Brazil, Australia, Belgium, Czech Republic, Mexico, South Africa, Spain, United Kingdom and France.

    JANUARY 2021 UPDATE: Andy Wasserman presented his 25th consecutive weekly Sunday evening Livestreaming Concert series entitled "The Listening Experience" featuring live performances of his original music: solo piano improvisations, compositions, Jazz and Blues, performed on his beautifully restored classic 1924 Steinway Model "M" grand piano.

    He presented over 150 new compositions during this six-month period.

    CLICK THIS LINK to read more in-depth information about this milestone in an article from Andy's blog.

    CLICK TO VIEW the livestream and watch previous performances in the archived video-on-demand playlist

    The January, 2021 issue of The New York City Jazz Record includes a music review written by Jazz author, poet and musician John Pietaro of Wasserman's "PoleStar" live stream solo piano concert (December 13, 2020), appearing on page 5 in the NY@Night section. Read the review by CLICKING THIS LINK.

    Click TRACK button to get current and upcoming live stream concert updates for Andy Wasserman music events at Bands-In-Town

    ~ LATEST NEWS:Andy Wasserman's solos, compositions and arrangements for piano TRANSCRIBED from recordings. These videos allow you to enjoy note-by-note transcriptions as they scroll, synchronized to the audio tracks. Watch, follow and listen! Sheet music PDF files available! CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE TRANSCRIPTION PLAYLIST

    After writing and recording an original score for a WABC-TV (N.Y.) Eyewitness News advertising campaign through Mike Davis of New York Communications and Prime Productions, Wasserman signed a compact disk deal with the Pyramid Music Library. This exclusive needle-drop library of production music is only available to major film studios and television broadcasting networks here and abroad. The product was originally distributed internationally by Micheal Nurko of TRF Music Production Libraries, one of the largest distributors of music-for- visuals in the United States. The CD features 59 edits of 22 original compositions performed on solo acoustic piano by Wasserman.

    Andy Wasserman recorded a second solo piano CD for the "All-Star Composers Library" with Andy Mark as Producer. It was recorded at Clinton Studios in New York City and consists of themes for film and TV in 9 different stylistic genres. It was licensed for release as part of the TWI North American Music Library. Other clients that have commissioned Andy to create original music scores include AT&T, Panasonic, Mastercard, Prentice- Hall, Castrol Motor Oil, Digital Cable Radio, Altered Image, Sanofi- Winthrop Pharmaceuticals, Atlantic Mutual Insurance.

    Andy continues be very active composing and arranging for both Western and non-Western instrumentation. He writes for piano, synthesizers, samplers, electronic percussion, as well as arrange for bands and orchestral ensembles in addition to specializing in world music influenced pieces that incorporate his collection of instruments from around the world.

    Many of his original works have been commissioned as collaborative projects for choreographers and dance ensembles. Additionally, Andy has spent many decades creating and presenting Holistic Music Healing concerts and workshops of original music.

    The heart of Wasserman's inspiration as a composer comes from his mentoring in the LCCOTO by it's creator George Russell and his world renowned theory of tonal gravity "The Lydian Chromatic Concept of Tonal Organization."

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    Andy Wasserman's BMI catalog contains the following registered original music works:

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  • George Russell's Lydian Chromatic Concept

    The Lydian Chromatic Concept of Tonal Organization (LCCOTO) resonates supreme at the epicenter of George Russell's prodigious life work. This innovative band leader, influential composer, legendary educator and philosophically profound master of music devoted 50 years of tireless, purposeful development in forging and generously disseminating his visionary theoretical system. Maestro Russell's singular world-renowned theory reveals an objective, illuminating vista of interrelated and boundless insights into what music is telling us about its own innate nature and reciprocal architectonics.


    "The Concept" establishes an open-ended, pan-stylistic foundation in which levels of tonal gravity act as prime, integral moving forces within music.

    MARCH 2022 NEWS UPDATE: The 2001 fourth and final edition hardcover Lydian Chromatic Concept of Tonal Organization book, published by George and Alice Russell's "Concept Publishing Company" currently remains in print, ships worldwide, and is now exclusively available on both the official and websites. PURCHASE THE BOOK directly from Concept Publishing AT THIS LINK. There is now a "pay over time by installments" option, and you can pay using PayPal, Venmo, and all major credit cards. You do not need to have a PayPal account to purchase the book.
    (Please note: the book is no longer available for purchase through

    Andy Wasserman has been continually active as a teacher of "The Lydian Chromatic Concept of Tonal Organization" since 1982 when he was designated by George Russell as a certified instructor, authorizing him to teach Russell's "Concept" in it's entirety. He was an editorial assistant to Maestro Russell from 1980 until Russell's death in 2009. Information about Andy Wasserman's private teaching can be found HERE. He offers customized online private lessons to students around the world via video chat, phone and email. A website dedicated to Andy's customized internet distance learning music courses can be viewed AT THIS LINK.

    Wasserman's primary aim is to maintain the integrity, authenticity and purity of George Russell's life's work by dedicating the transmission of its invaluable innovation explicitly as Russell and his wife Alice Norbury Russell intended it to be shared - thereby respecting and honoring his monumental legacy for future generations.

    Here is a letter of recommendation written by Mr. Russell about Andy Wasserman and his work with the Lydian Chromatic Concept



    Wasserman first heard Russell's compositions and arrangements on the 1959 Decca Records LP "New York, N.Y." As a native New Yorker who grew up in Manhattan, Andy felt a strong connection with the message, the music, the sounds and the emotions of this brilliant work.

    One of the most comprehensive and sensitive reviews ever published on George Russell's music with primary focus on the "New York, N.Y." recording is by Steven Cerra. You can read this informative, well-written article at THIS LINKto the Jazz Profiles Blog where it was posted on April 27, 2013, or the text only on this site HERE.

    Andy made the decision to move to Boston in 1978 to enroll at the New England Conservatory of Music (NEC) with the definitive aim of apprenticing under the guidance of George Russell, a long-standing Department of Jazz Studies faculty member.

    He performed an original solo piano medley arrangement of Billy Strayhorn compositions in person for Maestro Russell as his entrance audition in Boston, and was approved as a full-time student in the Jazz Composition Division due to Russell's written evaluation endorsement, which declared "applicant accepted: good sense of harmony and orchestration."

    While attending NEC, Wasserman interned as a substitute instructor for Mr. Russell’s classes in the Lydian Chromatic Concept whenever the Russell's “Living Time Orchestra” was on international concert tours and carried out a variety of publishing responsibilities as an editorial assistant for the fourth and final edition of "The Concept."

    He received his Bachelor of Music in Jazz Composition as a protege of Mr. Russell in 1982 along with a certification directly from George Russell to teach "The Concept" privately and in seminars. He has had the honor of assisting George and Alice Russell in preserving and propagating this exceedingly meaningful work ever since.

    Andy Wasserman is one of only a handful of people selected, certified and sanctioned by George Russell to represent his work exactly as he intended it to be taught and shared exclusively using the fourth and final edition book. Wasserman worked on this masterpiece - 20 years in the making - as editorial assistant, and had the honor of writing the foreword.

    Click HERE to view a poster from a seminar Andy gave at The Jazz School (now known as The California Jazz Conservatory) in Berkeley, California.

    George Russell was Andy's mentor in not only the Lydian Chromatic Concept, but also in the art and science of musical composition. Read more about that HERE.


    George Russell stood tall and resolute as a vertical man, meaning he acknowledged, listened to, and gave his undivided attention to a potent transforming magnetic center within. It is this deeply meaningful internal process - his essence -which guided him each and every day. A very high level of integrity, refinement and excellence prevailed in his life. Beauty, truth and goodness took precedent above and beyond anything else.

    An influential and authentically innovative figure in the evolution of modern Jazz, George Russell (June 23, 1923 – July 27, 2009) was one of its greatest composers, and its most important theorist. His The Lydian Chromatic Concept of Tonal Organization, first published in 1953, is credited as a great pathbreaker into modal music, as pioneered by Miles Davis and John Coltrane.

    Most of Jazz music’s most important developments since the 1950s — from modal improvisation to electronics, African polyrhythms to free form, atonality to jazz rock — were taken to another level by Russell’s pioneering work. Russell's Living Time Orchestra has performed throughout the world, including the Barbican Centre and Queen Elizabeth Hall in London, the Festival d’Automne and Cîté de la Musique in Paris, and Tokyo Music Joy. His career as a leader includes major label releases on LP and CD of more than 30 recordings,working with such musicians as Bill Evans, John Coltrane, Dizzy Gillespie, Max Roach, and Jan Garbarek.

    Among Russell's awards are the following:

    • the MacArthur Fellowship "Genius" Grant
    • the National Endowment of the Arts (NEA) American Jazz Master Award
    • two Guggenheim Fellowships in Music Composition
    • six NEA grants
    • three Grammy nominations
    • the American Music Award
    • the British Jazz Award
    • the Kennedy Center Living Jazz Legend Award
    • the Swedish Jazz Federation Lifetime Achievement Award
    • election to the Royal Swedish Academy of Music

    The New England Conservatory of Music bestowed an honorary Doctor of Music degree on George Russell in 2005 after Russell retired from the faculty, having taught 35 years in the Jazz Department (1969 - 2004). Learn more about NEA Jazz Master Russell's work at New England Conservatory HERE.

    Russell's music compostion commissions include the British Council, Swedish Broadcasting, the Glasgow International Festival, the Barbican Centre, and the Massachusetts Council on the Arts.

    He taught throughout the world, and was a guest conductor for Finnish, Norwegian, Danish, Swedish, German, and Italian radio. Russell has been the subject of documentaries by National Public Radio (NPR), NHK Japan, Swedish Broadcasting, and the BBC.

    The Music Division of The Library of Congress commissioned an essay for inclusion in the program notes honoring George Russell at his May, 1999 Living Time Orchestra concert in the Library’s historic Coolidge Auditorium in Washington DC. CLICK THIS LINK TO READ THE ESSAY IN PDF FORMAT.

    The Art and Science of Tonal Gravity

    George Russell's LYDIAN CHROMATIC CONCEPT OF TONAL ORGANIZATION - The Art and Science of Tonal Gravity is one of the most important music theories of all time.


    1. What is the Lydian Chromatic Concept of Tonal Organization? The Lydian Chromatic Concept of Tonal Organization is a theory of music and the life work of George Russell. It has existed in a state of continual evolution since the early 1950s. The most recently released Fourth Edition (2001) is entitled “Volume One: The Art and Science of Tonal Gravity.” This new publication presents the work in a highly comprehensive and organized manner, totally surpassing any previous editions. Most people familiar with this body of knowledge refer to it simply as “The Concept.”

    2. What is the aim of the Lydian Chromatic Concept? The principal aim of The Concept is to grasp the behavior of all musical activity (i.e. – melody, harmony, rhythm and form) from the most objective viewpoint possible. It seeks to document observations within music’s “genetic code” by charting the framework of laws that act as guidelines for composition, improvisation and analysis. Its purpose is to provide a road map of the musical universe that tells you where all the roads are, but does not tell you which roads to take.

    3. What is the primary difference between the Lydian Chromatic Concept and all other theories of music? Unlike any other theory of music, Mr. Russell’s Concept establishes gravity as the driving force in music. By seeking what music ITSELF is telling us about its own elemental structure, The Concept supplies the necessary means to conceive that a gravitation field of tones exists as a self-organized order of unity. The Concept does not disprove the discoveries and contributions of other musical theories, but rather explains where their truths rest in the context of tonal gravity.

    4. What is Tonal Gravity? Tonal gravity is the heart of the Lydian Chromatic Concept. Simply put, the basic building block of tonal gravity is the interval of the perfect fifth. Every tone within Western music’s equal tempered tuning relates to every other tone by either being close to - or distant from - the center of gravity, which is the tonic (or “DO”) of the Lydian Scale. There are 3 states of tonal gravity: Vertical, Horizontal, and Supra-Vertical.

    5. Why is the Lydian Scale of paramount importance in this Concept? The Lydian Scale was not chosen as the primary scale for this system of music theory because it sounds nice or has some subjective or historical significance. Since the interval of a fifth is the building block of tonal gravity, a seven-tone scale created by successive fifths establishes the most vertically unified harmonic order whereby the gravity falls down each fifth back to the singular Lydian tonic. When seven ascending consecutive fifths (i.e. – C, G, D, A, E, B, F#) are arranged within one single octave, the result is the Lydian Scale.

    6. What is the fundamental difference between the Lydian and Major Scale? As described in the answer to the previous question, the Lydian Scale has one single tonic, otherwise known as the “DO” of the scale. The Major Scale is known as a diatonic (meaning: two tonic) scale. Therefore, the essential difference between these two scales is that the Lydian (a single tonic scale) is in a state of unity with itself, and the Major Scale, with its two tonics, is in a state of resolving.

    7. What is a Lydian Chromatic Scale? The Lydian Chromatic Scale is the most complete expression of the total self-organized tonal gravity field with which all tones relate on the basis of their close to distant magnetism to a Lydian tonic. 

    8. Are there any historical and acoustical foundations underlying the Concept? The recently published edition of the Concept goes into great depth and discussion concerning the historical and acoustical foundations underlying the Concept. These ideas are critical to understanding the significance of this theory, and are too involved and elaborate to post on this website. It should be noted that the current book presents these specific subjects far more extensively than in previous editions.

    9. Who can most benefit by studying the Lydian Chromatic Concept? One of the beauties of The Concept is that it is designed for musicians and non-musicians alike. Its contribution is relevant in all stylistic genres of music and from all time periods. It even extends beyond Western music to some ancient forms of non-Western music. Most students of The Concept tend to be composers, improvisers, and people interested in the analysis of already existing musical compositions. Many people outside of music are drawn to The Concept due to its objective view of tonal gravity. George Russell’s indelible mark as a jazz innovator, composer and band leader (along with his work as a theoretician) has established a platform worldwide for this work that is intrinsically tied to the development of jazz dating back to the early 1950s. 

    10. Does a student of the Concept have to abandon their already existing knowledge of Western music theory? Students of this work are able to adapt their own musical perspectives to the ideas presented by the Lydian Chromatic Concept of Tonal Organization. For example, analysis of compositions by J.S. Bach and Maurice Ravel are included in the current volume to reinforce the all-inclusive nature of tonal gravity.

    GeorgeAndy1996cropWEB11. Is the current revised edition dramatically different from the previous editions? Yes. Generally speaking, the previous editions of the Lydian Chromatic Concept of Tonal Organization (dating back to 1953) were focused more on the “how-to” aspect of improvising. The more robust, comprehensive and detailed current volume adds never before published depth and dimension through exhaustive examples of analysis, scales, background information and test examples for the student.

    12. What are the extra-musical considerations of the Lydian Chromatic Concept? George Russell’s Lydian Chromatic Concept of Tonal Organization stretches far beyond the usual parameters of music theory, having deep roots linked to the science of acoustics, physics, world culture and political history. Its framework is applicable in almost any stylistic genre of music – both Western and non-Western – encompassing the European classical tradition as solidly as the lineage of jazz innovators. On the esoteric side, the “Concept” makes connections with psychological disciplines and spiritual pathways, nurturing a balance between both the internal and external extra-musical elements critical to any artistic process.

    13. Are there any connections drawn in The Concept between music and psychology? No art form or theory is complete without some basis in psychology and spirituality. Artists most often describe the process of creativity in transparent and intangible terms. Most - if not all - music theoretical systems have chosen to ignore the inclusion of this key internal element. While Mr. Russell’s system encourages each student of the “Concept” to explore their own ideas and paths, it freely discusses many potent ideas underlying some specific psychological perspectives and ancient wisdom traditions and the relationships between one’s ‘essence’ and ‘personality’. Ancient psychological systems made analogies between the evolution of a person’s mind and being and metaphorical terms such as scale, harmony, vertical and horizontal.

    14. Has the Lydian Chromatic Concept been taught at any established educational institutions? Mr. Russell played a key role in the famous Lenox School of Jazz, and went on to teach The Concept at the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston for over 30 years. He has given seminars in this work around the world and has personally guided countless private students. The Lydian Concept is being taught by accredited teachers at the Universities of Massachusetts and Indiana, the Longy School of Music, and the Josef Hauer Konservatoriums in Austria. The previously released versions of the book have been used to teach the LCCOTO at colleges and universities around the world over the last 40 years.There are currently a small number of instructors in the United States, Europe and Japan who are formally certified by George Russell to teach the Concept.

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    The following text, written by Andy Wasserman, is the foreword to the current, in print publication of George Russell's Lydian Chromatic Concept of Tonal Organization - Volume One, The Art and Science of Tonal Gravity (Fourth Edition, 2001, Concept Publishing Company)

    GeorgeLeadsPathWEBAs you will soon discover for yourself, the Lydian Chromatic Concept of Tonal Organization requires us to think in a new way. While it is inevitable that you will bring what you know to the Concept, you will soon realize the dramatic difference of this musical landscape where tones, scales, chords, and modes resonate within the Principle of Tonal Gravity. In order for this to begin to work within you and within your music, it is strongly suggested that you give these ideas your complete openness and attention, and, even for brief moments, let go of your preconceptions of the theoretical foundations of Western music. The knowledge that appears in this volume of the Lydian Chromatic Concept has been distilled very carefully to allow students of the Concept to adapt their own musical perspectives to this one.

    The unified core of ideas at the root of the Concept has the potential to transport music into a realm of deeper meaning. Opening up to those possibilities requires patience, concentrated thought, and dedicated study. Therefore it is important to realize that you cannot assimilate these ideas from too narrow a basis, either intellectually or emotionally. By making the effort to absorb the terminology and structure presented here, your musical foundation can be made stronger and the connections between you and your music more intelligent. Once the unity of the Concept begins to penetrate your practical understanding, everything in it becomes useful. It is then that its message challenges you to inquire musically and psychologically into the things you think and feel. For this reason, it is crucial to embrace the Concept from an emotionally receptive position of seeking something genuine for yourself in a world where most music is far removed from innovation and excellence. To do this requires a willingness to learn that emanates from self-motivation. The Concept has a unique way of interpreting and translating the things of great value that music can tell us--something about the meaning of organization and gravity. Its purpose is to generate new pathways toward greater freedom in exercising aesthetic judgment and discernment that invoke a more objective fulfillment of musical statement. The focus, attention, and consciousness you put into the study of the Concept will uncover greater meaning and an expansion of your musical understanding, regardless of the stylistic genre of music to which you apply it.

    Throughout this course of study you will notice that terms like vertical, horizontal, and the relationship to states of tonal gravity signal an eloquent departure from the major-minor consonant-dissonant system that is commonly taught to students. This specific language, when integrated into your thinking, can bring about personal advancement that will convey insight and innovation to your craft. The ideas are interrelated for a unity like that of a mandala, rather than the compartmentalized, noncontiguous elements that form commonly accepted notions of musical behavior. By its very nature, the Lydian Chromatic Concept will give you a fresh outlook that can aid in bringing life to your musical understanding. This requires you to master a sense of independence and self-awareness. Try to "visualize" the relationships presented in this book by "hearing" its knowledge with an inner ear that is capable of formulating your own singular musical ideas through the experience of an internal focus. This focal point can help you decipher between the superficial, mechanical associations you may be accustomed to making in your compositions or improvisations and the quality of consciousness that allows many levels of subtlety to come into play. Simply to imitate what others have played and composed is not enough.

    It may be beneficial for you to consider adopting a reciprocal attitude to digesting the Concept whereby the energy you give while implementing its ideas will fuel your passage through unexpected doors of discovery. Having a specific aim while working with the Concept can he helpful. Whether you are a composer, instrumentalist, improviser, educator, arranger, or theoretician, and even if you come to this book from outside the profession of music, finding an aim as you work will allow you to put this knowledge into action and have it work for you. Use this book as a map to help you aim for that which extends beyond your customary approach. This will require you to examine some basic questions about the meaning behind an organization of musical tones and why you play or write music. As you absorb this knowledge and become more intimate with its fundamental principles, such as the actuality of a passive "do" which yields to everything in scale that is higher that itself (Chapter II), you can begin to unearth a vision of your innate "response-abilities" within your musical discipline. At its essence, The Lydian Chromatic Concept of Tonal Organization creates a self-organized and infinite range of possibilities for us to master.

    Used by Permission: Concept Publishing ©2002 All Rights Reserved


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  • LIVE STREAM CONCERTS MILESTONE #1: Celebrating 25 Consecutive Solo Piano "Listening Experience" events

    The live stream concert dedicated to "PoleStar" broadcast from my website on Sunday, December 13th, 2020 was the 25th consecutive solo piano concert since the inception on June 28th, 2020. Each and every Sunday I have presented "The Listening Experience" of all original music created to inspire and uplift audiences around the world. They have all been free-of-charge (donations accepted), with no log in or registration needed to view. The majority of concerts are one hour in length, consisting of 8 instrumental songs.

    I've composed, arranged and performed over 150 original compositions in these live streams during this six-month period.  View the database list of these compositions in different blog article AT THIS LINK. These compositions are always complied each week in the song set list for each live stream concert in a gallery of text panels on the bottom of the live stream page. Here's a screen shot.

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    Many of these have been edited and mastered into tracks which have been released as albums (see links below).

    My own TransMedia Sound & Music production equipment consists of a multi-camera process with four 1080p HD video cameras (High-quality 150° wide-angle lens of f2.8/15.2 mm) positioned to view the side, back, overhead and keyboard close-up angles of my Steinway grand piano, a X/Y stereo microphone handling sound levels up to 120 dB SPL, and a video mixer switch device that I control live while I am performing.

    The live stream page can be accessed HERE.

    20 of these concerts are currently archived and available to watch 24/7 on the same live stream page, located directly below the live stream window, labeled "Andy's Previous Live Performances" (see screen shot) with a playlist tab, and is also viewable on the home page of my website. That blue PLAYLIST tab drop-down menu in the upper-right corner of the window allows anyone to select and watch a replay of an entire concert anytime they choose.

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    A Virtual Tip Jar donation system allows viewers the opportunity to help support live music and the costs to provide professional streaming concerts. The secure PayPal and credit card payment method button link is located directly above the live streaming video window. It looks like this:

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    Sending much gratitude and sincere appreciation to each and every past, present and future viewer
    who has helped compensate my work with their donations using this Virtual Tip Jar.

    My current and future concerts are updated every week on many popular and established professional concert events websites.

    Click a link below and sign up to track my concerts with get notification updates on every future concert:






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    You can enjoy the audio music tracks of original compositions and solo piano performances from these first 25 concerts streamed, viewed or purchased as digital downloads by following me at these major online music retail and streaming platforms:







    For those of you that like analytics, here's the rundown of the total number of 25 concerts statistics from the stream hosting service provider from June 28 through December 13, 2020:

    233      Viewers
    185      Hours watched
    163      Websites

    It is worth noting that the intention within these concerts has been one of holistic music healing in an effort to give the listeners a chance to relax and simply "be" as an aural and artistic antidote of these very stressful and difficult times. Additionally, the compositions during these live streams have given me a wonderful opportunity to showcase my life's work as the resonance of tonal gravity, as taught to me by my mentor and author of "The Lydian Chromatic Concept of Tonal Organization - the art and science of tonal gravity" George Russellalong with the technical, emotional and rhythmic foundation given me by my musical parents Dwike Mitchell and Papa Ladji Camara.

    Here's a brand-new review in the New York City Jazz Record January 2021 issue. (This is New York City's only homegrown Jazz Gazette!) The review, written by Jazz author, poet and musician John Pietaro details my "PoleStar" live stream concert (December 13, 2020), and appearing on page 5 in the NY@Night section. To view a copy of the live stream concert review: CLICK THIS LINK.

    An earlier positive review was posted after my November 21, 2020 concert; a benefit concert to raise money for the Sussex County Food Coop Natural Foods Store. You can read about it on this earlier blog post HERE.

    Here's a playlist of some of the Live Stream concerts I uploaded to my YouTube Channel:

    To those of you reading this blog article who have not yet checked out one of my live stream concerts, please feel free to join me in the future. And you can now book me to present your very own, private, personalized CUSTOM LIVE STREAM CONCERTS!

    And THANK YOU for joining me for "The Listening Experience" Live Stream Weekly Concert Series.

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  • Lydian Chromatic Concept Update: new video "The Consonant Nucleus" split-screen Performance and Transcription - Lydian, Lydian Augmented, Lydian Diminished Scales

    A new video of me playing my original compositions of the first 3 Lydian Chromatic Concept Scales from my "Seven Vertical Scales" album is now live on YouTube on Chris Bandy's channel! It captures a split-screen where you see me performing the instrumental works from the solo piano album live on my 1924 Steinway "M" on the left, and a note-for-note transcription scrolling on the right.

    You can follow along by watching the music notation to get a better idea of these first three scales in the Western Order of Tonal Gravity.

    Notation and video produced by Chris Bandy, and original performance live stream concert produced by me for TransMedia Sound and Music, my production company.

    The Lydian Scale, The Lydian Augmented Scale, and The Lydian Diminished Scale are part of the nine-tone order called "The Consonant Nucleus" for their chord-producing qualities, which encompass the five fundamental chord categories of Western Music: Major, Minor, Seventh, Augmented and Diminished. These are the first three of a set of songs that explores the Seven Vertical Scales of the Lydian Chromatic Concept of Tonal Organization—a tribute to the Concept’s creator, George Russell. A future video similar to this will feature the remaining four Vertical Scales: The Lydian Flat Seventh, The Lydian Auxilliary Augmented, The Auxiilliary Diminished, and the Auxilliary Diminished Blues Scales.

    Here's some info about what you'll see in the playlist, with this new video in the first position:

    The Lydian Chromatic Concept of Tonal Organization (LCCOTO) resonates supreme at the epicenter of George Russell's prodigious life work. This innovative band leader, influential composer, legendary educator and philosophically profound master of music devoted 50 years of tireless, purposeful development in forging and generously disseminating his visionary theoretical system. Maestro Russell's singular world-renowned theory reveals an objective, illuminating vista of interrelated and boundless insights into what music is telling us about its own innate nature and reciprocal architectonics.

    Andy Wasserman's primary aim is to maintain the integrity, authenticity and purity of George Russell's life's work by dedicating the transmission of its invaluable innovation explicitly as Russell and his wife Alice Norbury Russell intended it to be shared - thereby respecting and honoring his monumental legacy for future generations. Andy Wasserman has been continually active as a teacher of "The Lydian Chromatic Concept of Tonal Organization" since 1982 when he was designated by George Russell as a certified instructor, authorizing him to teach Russell's "Concept" in it's entirety. He was an editorial assistant to Maestro Russell from 1980 until Russell's death in 2009.

    Andy offers customized online private lessons to students around the world via video chat, phone and email. Information about Andy Wasserman's authorized Lydian Chromatic Concept private teaching online lessons for students around the world can be found at this link:

    This is a unique opportunity to hear the tonal magnetism contained within each of these three Vertical Scales of the Lydian Chromatic Concept of Tonal Organization and what they sound like in a musical setting, from the most ingoing (Lydian - 7 tone) to Semi-Ingoing (Lydian Augmented 8-tone, and Lydian Diminished 9-tone). It is tonal gravity in motion:

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  • Music Theory

    Andy Wasserman received a degree in Composition from the New England Conservatory with years of intensive study with George Russell and his renowned classic text "The Lydian Chromatic Concept of Tonal Organization."

    There is no way to describe the forces that prevail inside Andy Wasserman's compositional ideas and styles without taking into consideration the profound influence that George Russell has had on him. Mr. Russell's monumental contribution to the world of music theory, and the only fully-formed, complete pan-stylistic theory of music to come from the African-American Jazz tradition is his "Lydian Chromatic Concept of Tonal Organization" (a/k/a The LCCOTO)

    The Lydian Chromatic Concept of Tonal Organization is a major part of innovator, band leader, composer and Jazz master George Russell entire life's work. He spent 50 years developing this system that takes a very objective view of music, and describes in great detail what the music itself is telling us. It establishes gravity as the prime moving force in music. More detailed information about George Russell can be found HEREat his personal website, as well as the cyberspace home of "The Concept,"

    Andy Wasserman specializes in teaching his students the meaning behind the music through traditional Western music theory and George Russell's Lydian Chromatic Concept of Tonal Organization (LCCOTO). He includes quite a bit of theoretical information in his instrumental lessons but is also working with a few students whose entire focus is the study of music theory.

    Additionally, Andy teaches musicians how to improvise and express themselves freely and with originality on any instrument. The two disciplines of music theory and improvisation go hand in hand. Think of music theory as learning how to speak a language and improvisation as then deciding what it is that you wish to say in that new language.

    A student must be an advanced beginner on their instrument and at least 9 years old in order to pursue these subjects.

    Anyone can learn how to improvise within any style of contemporary music, but the art of improvisation is often best suited in the context of Jazz - American's indigenous improvisational music.

    In this study the student learns to listen and build phrases that communicate a coherent, simple and clear meaningful musical statement while exploring rhythmic invention. Andy gives you the tools to build your own improvised sound with a time-tested method of teaching from the perspective of self-expression and creativity. After all, that's what improvisation is all about - and music theory gives you the map with which to navigate your journey of exploration.

    These lessons can be of tremendous help to aspiring songwriters and composers in mastering their artistic and aesthetic judgment as well.

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    VIDEO: Suite for solo piano, composed and performed by Andy Wasserman - notation transcription scrolling in sync with the music.

     The resonance of music circulates as architecture in sound.

    A mansion with many rooms, doors and windows.


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