Play and Learn is an exciting method to learn the art of jazz improvisation -- for individual study or classroom use with an entire jazz ensemble. Through the use of recorded jazz tracks (70 on the CDs included), sequenced concepts involving exercises, licks and mini-charts, plus structured lessons, a student can acquire improvisation skills.
Jazz Improvisation is for students who wish to hone their improvisation skills, and is applicable to all treble clef instruments. Designed to also improve single line sight reading and an awareness of jazz chromaticism, this book builds upon 11 well-known chord patterns with increasingly difficult melodies.
A self-study text (newly revised with CD), presenting the most common jazz rhythms in order of increasing complexity in a series of short exercises and duets. The CD provides examples of performance and a professional rhythm section to play with. Great especially for those trained in classical music. Five compatible editions.
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 Triad Pairs for Jazz. Concepts include: deriving triad pairs from the most used chord-scales, determining the best pairs for various chords and progressions, practice patterns for mastery, and exploring linear possibilities. Recommended for intermediate to advanced players as an expansion of the chord-scale approach.
Here is a selection from Dave Brubeck´s album called Young Lions & Old Tigers. Dave puts together the up-and-coming jazz greats with artists who have already made their mark on the jazz world. This tribute to the great James Moody is a slow, bluesy tune that Dave Wolpe has marvelously realized for jazz ensemble. Dave Brubeck´s style of playing piano adapts to big band very well. We are excited about offering this series of serious jazz charts from a jazz legend. (4:56)
This dynamite new arrangement of the tune made famous by Duke Ellington finally makes this jazz standard available for younger jazz groups. Since this chart contains all ensemble writing and no solos, it´s a great opportunity to get each section of your band really tight because they are all featured throughout the arrangement. There is something for everyone, and it also works with reduced instrumentation. PERDIDIO is another big winner from Mike Lewis! Easy (2:12)