Recommended Books for Improv Study

Thesaurus of Scales and Melodic Patterns - Nicolas Slonimsky

Scale Anthology Vol 1 & 2 - Miles Osland

Inside Improvisation Vol 2 Pentatonics - Jerry Bergonzi

Inside Improvisation vol. 7 Hexatonics - Jerry Bergonzi

A Chromatic Approach to Jazz Harmony and Melody - David Liebman


Favorite Fake Books

Thelonious Monk Fake Book - trans. Steve Cardenas

Charles Mingus: More than a Fake Book - ed. Sue Mingus

NL [Netherlands] Real Book, Vol. 1 - ed. Walter van de Leur


Transcriptions by Dieter Rice

Footprints - Wayne Shorter solo from Adam's Apple

Straight Ahead - Oliver Nelson and Eric Dolphy's solos 

King Kong - Eddie Palermo, entire big band chart

Blue Train - John Coltrane, melody, harmony, and bkg figures


Arrangements by Dieter Rice

Some Skunk Funk, Randy Brecker - for saxophone quintet

Too Long in LA, Dave Frishberg - for big band

Trinkle Tinkle, Thelonious Monk - for saxophone quintet

Hell's Kitchen, Dream Theater - for mixed ensemble

6:00, Dream Theater - for jazz combo

Gloria from Missa Papae Marcelli, Palestrina - for saxophone ensemble


Performed with:

Jazz Conspiracy

Kentucky Repertory Jazz Orchestra

American Metropole Orchestra

DiMartino/Osland Jazz Orchestra

 Miles Osland Little Big Band

Jazz Police

Joe Lovano

John Fedchock

Michael Feinstein

Hal Galper

Marvin Stamm

Sonny Turner (of the Platters)

Lexington Philharmonic

Mach One Jazz Orchestra

Denis DiBlasio

Dave Frishberg

Banda Vagos

Osland/Dailey Jazztet


Performed at the following festivals:

Montreux Jazz Festival

North Sea Jazz Festival

Mt. Hood Jazz Festival

Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival

Reno Jazz Festival