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Daily Studies for Saxophones: Scales, Arpeggios & Tuning Etudes
Daily Studies for Saxophones
Scales, Arpeggios & Tuning Etudes
Paperback      ISBN: 0769233244

A professor of jazz studies at Western Michigan University, Kynaston lays a foundation necessary before the saxophone student can venture very far into jazz. Scales, arpeggios, tonguing, and playing in tune are essentials covered here in a manner that sho

Gershwin by Special Arrangement: Jazz-Style Arrangements With a Variation
Gershwin by Special Arrangement
Jazz-Style Arrangements With a Variation
Paperback      ISBN: 0757900542

Each collection contains 11 songs arranged for the instrumentalist wanting to play in a jazz style -- without the need to learn to improvise. All of the books are compatible, with only minimal changes in the "variation" section to accommodate the ranges and unique characteristics of the instruments.

Titles are: I Got Rhythm * But Not for Me * Embraceable You * A Foggy Day * Fascinating Rhythm * I've Got a Crush on You * 'S Wonderful * How Long Has This Been Going On * Nice Work If You Can Get It * Someone to Watch Over Me * Strike Up the Band.
Buddy Rich -- Jazz Legend (1917-1987): Transcriptions and Analysis of the World's Greatest Drummer
Buddy Rich -- Jazz Legend (1917-1987)
Transcriptions and Analysis of the World's Greatest Drummer
Paperback      ISBN: 0769216900

In addition to being a collection of transcriptions of the Buddy Rich solos featured on the Buddy Rich Jazz Legend DVD (00-903792), this publication concentrates on the specifics of "The World's Greatest Drummer's" playing. The techniques covered include left-handed/bass drum coordination, drumset crossovers, cymbal patterns, left-hand/right-hand singles, left-hand time patterns, hi-hat work, blisteringly fast alternating single strokes, and various nuances that made Buddy so special. Together with the videos, or by itself, this book is a must for any drummer's library.

Weather Bird: Jazz at the Dawn of Its Second Century
Weather Bird
Jazz at the Dawn of Its Second Century
Paperback      ISBN: 0195304497

Gary Giddins's Weather Bird is a brilliant companion volume to his landmark in music criticism, Visions of Jazz, winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award in Criticism. More then 140 pieces, written over a 14-year period, are brought together for the first time in this superb collection of essays, reviews, and articles. Weather Bird is a celebration of jazz, with illuminating commentaryon contemporary jazz events, today's top muscicians, the best records of the year, and on leading figures from jazz's past. Readers will find extended pieces on Louis Armstrong, Erroll Garner, Benny Carter, Sonny Rollins, Dave Brubeck, Ornette Coleman, Billie Holiday, Cassandra Wilson, Tony Bennett, and many others. Giddins includes a series of articles on the annual JVC Jazz Festival, which offers a splendid overview of jazz in the 1990s. Other highlights include an astute look at avant-garde music ("Parajazz") and his challenging essay, "How Come Jazz Isn't Dead?" which advances a theory about the way art is born, exploited, celebrated, and sidelined to the museum.
A radiant compendium by America's leading music critic, Weather Bird offers an unforgettable look at the modern jazz scene.

John Coltrane: Improvised Saxophone Solos
John Coltrane
Improvised Saxophone Solos
Paperback      ISBN: 0769207448

Interesting facets of Coltrane's playing are presented along with eight transcriptions of his solos as recorded on the Blue Note albums Whims of Chambers and Blue Train. Titles are: Blue Train * Nita * Just for the Love * We Six * Omicron *

Where Dead Voices Gather
Where Dead Voices Gather
Hardcover      ISBN: 0316895075
A forgotten singer from the early days of jazz is at the center of this riveting book -- a narrative that is part mystery, part biography, part meditation on the meaning and power of music.
First Year Charts Collection for Jazz Ensemble: Conductor
First Year Charts Collection for Jazz Ensemble
Conductor
Paperback      ISBN: 0757977693

12 outstanding arrangements for the beginning jazz ensemble written by experienced educational arrangers and composers. A variety of styles and tempos are included: swing, ballads, rock, pop, holiday, Latin and a great warm-up chart titled "Loosen Up." This collection of charts is written for full instrumentation of 5 saxophones, 3 trumpets, 3 trombones, and 4 rhythm, but designed to sound full and complete with reduced instrumentation of just nine players - 2 Alto Saxes, Tenor Sax, 2 Trumpets, Trombone, Piano, Bass and Drums. Optional parts are available for C Flute, Tuba (doubles Bass part), Horn in F (doubles 1st Trombone), and Baritone Horn T.C. (doubles 1st Trombone). Rhythm section parts offer suggestions for voicings and rhythms and guitar chord frames are included to assist young guitarists. Solos are written out for improvised sections and there is plenty of full sounding ensemble. Conductor's book includes a full length CD recording. Titles are: Chattanooga Choo Choo * El Gato Gordo * James Bond Theme * A Jazzy Merry Christmas * The Judge * Li'l Darlin' * Loosen Up * One O'Clock Jump * Over the Rainbow * Peter Gunn Theme * The Pink Panther * Rock This Town.

Triad Pairs for Jazz: Practice and Application for the Jazz Improvisor
Triad Pairs for Jazz
Practice and Application for the Jazz Improvisor
Paperback      ISBN: 0757903576

Recording artist, saxophonist, educator, and author Gary Campbell presents an effective strategy for constructing fresh-sounding melodic lines. He progresses step by step through the concept, the practice exercises, and the practical application of Tri

The Early Years: Jazz Guitar Solos
The Early Years
Jazz Guitar Solos
Paperback      ISBN: 0769205895

Pat Martino is clearly one of the most important figures in jazz guitar, influencing scores of musicians and players. Steve Khan, a significant player in his own right, transcribed 16 of Pat's solos giving jazz students an incredible learning tool. Includ

A Cool Yule: Ten Jazzy Christmas Songs, Intermediate, Advanced
A Cool Yule
Ten Jazzy Christmas Songs, Intermediate, Advanced
Paperback      ISBN: 0769264956

Pianists who are looking for new and exciting Christmas arrangements will love to see these renditions by Steve Calderone. Writing club date arrangements with a jazz flair, Calderone uses hip chord changes to bring new life to 10 traditional carols. Perfect for holiday parties.