DescriptionJazz Guitar legend Larry Coryell takes an unflinching look at his life and career, recounting his musical journey from his scuffling early days in New York City and his pioneering role in the jazz fusion movement to his current status as a world ambassador of jazz. Coryell reveals his own involvement in and eventual victory over the drug scene, and he gives his take on the musical giants he has known and performed with. Along the way, he details the development of his own style and provides inspirational words for fellow musicians. A special section presents a selection of Coryell´s beloved Guitar Player magazine columns. Includes CD with audio lessons and original compositions recorded specifically for this book.
Composer/arranger Alan Baylock delivers an inspired Afro-Cuban 12/8 groove to feature the lead alto sax with solo space. The melody is played by alto sax and trumpet. Lead trumpet range is to high D with optional E. An outstanding chart for festival or any concert.
The Lobster Theory is a groundbreaking new approach to learning the language of jazz. It’s a book of musical concepts brought to life through the use of clever analogies, illustrated by New Yorker Magazine cartoonist Mick Stevens. Foreword by Jeff Coffin.Through eighteen chapters, this educational book shares fresh, creative approaches to the following topics:• Practicing (Lifting Weights)• Ear training (The School Bell) • Harmonic awareness (Ketchup on a Brownie)• Phrasing like a pro (The Bus)• The importance of chord study (Polishing the Silver)• Common tones (Dual Citizen Notes)• Keeping your solos fresh and spontaneous (The Lobster Theory)• Hearing in harmonic context (Harmonic GPS)• Pacing your solo (The Waiter)• How to memorize major scales & key signatures (Alligators, Elephants & Clowns)• Using chord substitutions (Harmonic Turn Signals)• Infusing your notes with life and energy (The Bobber Theory)• Using taste to differentiate the sounds of chords (Apple Chords - includes spellings for the 60 most common seventh chords)• Two great ways to sequence a musical idea (The Snake)• Connecting with your listener (Tasting Harmony)• Organizing your musical furnishings (The Music House)• Scale note selection (The Kid and the Cupcake)• Transformative practice strategies (Running with the Pro Dogs)Notated musical examples, jazz etude excerpts, educational chord graphs and charts are featured throughout the book to further illustrate and teach the musical concepts.What Greg Fishman has accomplished in this book is to explain, and then show – through the use of awesome drawings and complete musical examples – different concepts and ideas that are essential to our development as musicians. The Lobster Theory is a really fun read and I enjoy Greg’s sense of humor and wit. The ideas he presents here are effective, long lasting and inviting for students and educators alike. – Jeff Coffin
Jerry Coker´s Creative Nudge is an HGH (human growth harmone) for jazz musicians - only legal and void of dangerous side effects. It is an improviser´s steroid that stimulates artistic growth by refocusing energy into specific areas of study and practice. Coker speaks candidly to all jazz musicians - from beginners to advanced players - in a manner that is structured, but not pedantic; conversational, yet impassioned. Its 63 pages contain wisdom gleaned by a life dedicated to and enriched by jazz improvisation.-- Steve Crews, master Jazz Pianist and member of the Jamey Aebersold Jazz QuartetI´m all of one chapter into this pamphlet and am blown away by the positive nature of Coker´s outlook. I am so glad I bought this and cannot put it down!-- Rick Schrenker, Jamey Aebersold Jazz customer from MassachussettsI love your new book! I just read it and really identified with much of the book - particularly melodies and tunes in my head all day & night. I have also always felt that the pinnacle of playing is not a performance but the practicing. I get a lot more pleasure practicing that I do performing - often because it´s my escape into a world all my own and my performances don´t compare to what I play at home. I also loved the aesthetics chapter and couldn´t agree more. You really brightened up my world! Your teaching guidelines mirror your love of teaching and should be guidelines for all of us! You continue to inspire!-- Rick Simerly, jazz trombonist and Summer Jazz Workshops faculty memberExplores the hows, whats, and whys of practice, performance, technique, and musicianship. Sometimes, it only takes a nudge to move your playing to the next level. 6x9 paperback.Why do musicians choose Jazz Improvisation as an outlet for creativity? Why are we creating this music and who are we creating it for? All you need is a little information.Master Jazz Educator Jerry Coker has put together this wonderfully structured text summarizing several important topics regarding Jazz and Jazz Improvisation; giving us all that much needed nudge.Features:Jazz Study PreparationAchieving Maximum ResultsVehicle/Tune-TypesInstrumental Techniques and ToneScales and Keyboard ActivitiesListening and Ear TrainingTeaching JazzRepertoireand Much More!
The Breed Is Funkin´Eb InstrumentsThis CD (including music booklet) has not especially been worked out for the use in musical education. It is, on the contrary, an audio CD which has been recorded for sale as a trio CD under my name. Mixing the recordings at the studio, however, gave us the idea to offer this CD Legal Paradizer also as a play along CD. For this reason I have never taken a pedagogic approach to the musical conception of the pieces performed, which, in my opinion, is exactly what makes these recordings so unique. The structure of none of the pieces is, for instance, as simple as that of the tunes on some other play along CDs. Therefore, I have taken the liberty of adding a short explanation and/or comment on every piece meant to make it easier for you to follow the road map of the tunes. Additionally I have explained some stylistic features to help you interprete the individual pieces. Working with my students has shown me how much fun it can be to also offer groove and funk oriented music on a CD to play along. In most of the pieces you do not necessarily have to follow the changes; you should rather develop simple ideas in time. A real strong emphasis is here placed on the term groove.Paradizer - Half-Life - Speedworld - French Affair - The Breed Is Funkin´ - Castro-Pope - We Are Like That - The Zigg-Zagg - Scrootch - Just Skufflin´ - Poem Of A BirdNombre de pages :36
The Breed Is Funkin´C InstrumentsThis CD (including music booklet) has not especially been worked out for the use in musical education. It is, on the contrary, an audio CD which has been recorded for sale as a trio CD under my name. Mixing the recordings at the studio, however, gave us the idea to offer this CD Legal Paradizer also as a play along CD. For this reason I have never taken a pedagogic approach to the musical conception of the pieces performed, which, in my opinion, is exactly what makes these recordings so unique. The structure of none of the pieces is, for instance, as simple as that of the tunes on some other play along CDs. Therefore, I have taken the liberty of adding a short explanation and/or comment on every piece meant to make it easier for you to follow the road map of the tunes. Additionally I have explained some stylistic features to help you interprete the individual pieces. Working with my students has shown me how much fun it can be to also offer groove and funk oriented music on a CD to play along. In most of the pieces you do not necessarily have to follow the changes; you should rather develop simple ideas in time. A real strong emphasis is here placed on the term groove.Paradizer - Half-Life - Speedworld - French Affair - The Breed Is Funkin´ - The Zigg-Zagg - Scrootch - Just Skufflin´ - Poem Of A BirdNombre de pages :36
Seventeeen great jazz guitar standards arranged for easy/intermediate level fingerstyle guitar. Titles are: A Felicidade * All the Things You Are * Alone Together * Beautiful Love * Black Orpheus (A Day in the Life of a Fool) * Have You Met Miss Jones * How High the Moon * I Could Write a Book * I Love You * I´ve Got You Under My Skin * Just Friends * Making Whoopie * My Funny Valentine * Secret Love * The Shadow of Your Smile * Summertime * The Way You Look Tonight.
An incredible collection of 88 of the greatest jazz songs ever compiled into one volume. A Day In The Life Of A Fool (Manha De Carnaval) - A Foggy Day - A Sunday Kind Of Love - After You´ve Gone - Ain´t Misbehavin´ - All Of Me - All The Things You Are - Angel Eyes - Bernie´s Tune - Birdland - Bluesette - Body And Soul - But Not For Me - Come Rain Or Come Shine - Cry Me A River - Do Nothin´ Till You Hear From Me - Don´t Get Around Much Anymore - Early Autumn - Fever - Fly Me To The Moon (In Other Words) - From This Moment On - Give Me The Simple Life - God Bless´ The Child - Gone With The Wind - Guess Who I Saw Today - Here´s That Rainy Day - Honeysuckle Rose - How High The Moon - How Insensitive (Insensatez) - I Loves You Porgy - I´ll Remember April - I´ve Got You Under My Skin - In The Still Of The Night - Indiana (Back Home Again In Indiana) - It´s All Right With Me - Just In Time - Just One Of Those Things - Let There Be Love - Limehouse Blues - Little Girl Blue - Long Ago (And Far Away) - Love For Sale - Lover, Come Back To Me - Lullaby Of The Leaves - Manhattan - Meditation (Meditacáo) - Mercy, Mercy, Mercy - Midnight Sun - Misty - Moonlight In Vermont - More Than You Know - My Funny Valentine - My Romance - My Ship - Nice Work If You Can Get It - Night And Day - Ol´ Man River - Old Devil Moon - One Mint Julep - One Note Samba (Samba De Uma Nota So) - Polka Dots And Moonbeams - Quiet Nights Of Quiet Stars (Corcovado) - Satin Doll - Skylark - Slightly Out Of Tune (Desafinado) - Smoke Gets In Your Eyes - So Nice (Summer Samba) - Some Day My Prince Will Come - Speak Low - Spring Can Really Hang You Up The Most - Stompin´ At The Savoy - Stormy Weather (Keeps Rainin´ All The Time) - Summertime - Sweet Georgia Brown - That´s Life - The Girl From Ipanema (Garota De Ipanema) - The Lady Is A Tramp - The Things We Did Last Summer - There´s A Small Hotel - They Can´t Take That Away From Me - Time After Time - Watch What Happens - What A Diff´rence A Day Made - What Is This Thing Called Love? - When I Fall In Love - Will You Still Be Mine - Willow Weep For Me - You´d Be So Nice To Come Home ToCollection : Definitive Jazz collection
100 jazz standards in melody line arrangements, with complete lyrics, chord symbols and guitar chord boxes. Titles :A Felicidade (Jobim, Antonio Carlos) (Salvet, Andre) (De Moraes, Vinicuis)A Fine Romance (Swing Time) (Kern, Jerome) (Fields, Dorothy)Adios (Madriguera, Enric)Ain´t Misbehavin´ (Waller, Fats) (Brooks, Harry) (Razaf, Andy)All The Things You Are (Fitzgerald, Ellla)Alright, Okay, You Win (Wyche, Sid) (Watts, Mayme)Always In My Heart (Gannon, Kim) (Lecuona, Ernesto)Amapola (First Love) (Lacalle, Joseph M.)Amor (Amor, Amor, Amor) (Ruiz, Gabriel) (Mendez, Ricardo Lopez) (Newell, Norman)Angel Eyes (Dennis, Matt) (Brent, Earl)Arrivederci Roma (Goodbye To Rome) (Rascel, Renato) (Garinei, Pietro) (Giovannini, Sandro)As Time Goes By (Casablanca) (Hupfield, Herman)Besame Mucho (Velazquez, Consuelo)Between The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea (Koehler, Ted) (Arlen, Harold)Black Coffee (Webster, Paul Francis) (Burke, Sonny)Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy (Raye, Don) (Prince, Hughie)Bye Bye Baby (Robin, Leo) (Styne, Jule)Call Me Irresponsible (Van Heusen, James) (Cahn, Sammy)Can´t Help Lovin´ Dat Man (Show Boat) (Hammerstein, Oscar) (Kern, Jerome)Caravan (Ellington, Duke) (Tizol, Juan) (Mills, Irving)Chega De Saudade (No More Blues) (Jobim, Antonio Carlos)Chelsea Bridge (Strayhorn, Billy)Come Fly With Me (Van Heusen, James) (Cahn, Sammy)Desafinado (Slightly Out Of Tune) (Jobim, Antonio Carlos)Don´t Get Around Much Anymore (Ellington, Duke) (Russell, Bob)Don´t Go To Strangers (Evans, Redd) (Kent, Arthur) (Mann, Dave)East Of The Sun (And West Of The Moon) (Bowman, Brooks)Fever (Davenport, John) (Cooley, Eddie)Fine And Mellow (My Man Don´t Love Me) (Holiday, Billie)Fly Me To The Moon (In Other Words) (Howard, Bart)Frenesi (Dominguez, Alberto)Georgia On My Mind (Ray) (Carmichael, Hoagy) (Gorrell, Stuart)Guantanamera (Seeger, Pete) (Orbon, Julian)Hallelujah I Love Her So (Charles, Ray)Here´s That Rainy Day (Burke, Johnny) (Van Heusen, Jimmy)Hey! Ba-ba-re-bob (Hampton, Lionel) (Hammer, Curley)Honeysuckle Rose (Waller, Fats) (Razaf, Andy)How Insensitive (Insensatez) (Jobim, Antonio Carlos)I Left My Heart In San Francisco (Cory, George)I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free (Taylor, Billy)I´ll Remember April (Raye, Don) (Johnson, Patricia)I´m Beginning To See The Light (Ellington, Duke) (George, Don) (Hodges, Johnny) (James, Harry)I´m Gettin´ Sentimental Over You (Bassman, George) (Washington, Ned)I´m Old Fashioned (You Were Never Lovelier) (Mercer, Johnny) (Kern, Jerome)In A Sentimental Mood (Ellington, Duke) (Mill, Irving) (Kurtz, Manny)Is You Or Is You Ain´t My Baby? (Austin, Billy) (Jordan, Louis)It Could Happen To You (And The Angels Sing) (Burke, Johnny) (Van Heusen, Jimmy)It´s Only A Paper Moon (Arlen, Harold) (Harburg, E.Y.) (Rose, Billy)La Cumparsita (Rodriguez, Gerardo Matos)Love Me With All Your Heart (Cuando Calienta El Sol) (Rigual, Carlos) (Martinoli, Carlos A.) (Rigual, Mario)Lover Man (Oh Where Can You Be) (Davis, Jimmy) (Ramirez, Roger)Lullaby Of Birdland (Weiss, George David) (Shearing, George)Lush Life (Strayhorn, Billy)Malaguena (Traditional)Mas Que Nada (Ben, Jorge)Meditation (Jobim, Antonio Carlos)Midnight Sun (Burke, Sonny) (Hampton, Lionel)Misty (Garner, Erroll) (Burke, Johnny)Moonglow (Hudson, Will) (Delange, Eddie) (Mills, Irving)My Blue Heaven (Donaldson, Walter) (Whiting, George)Night Train (Forrest, Jimmy) (Washington, Oscar) (Simpkins, Lewis C.)One Note Samba (Jobim, Antonio Carlos) (Mendonca, Newton) (Hendricks, Jon)Perdido (Tizol, Juan) (Lengsfelder, H.J.) (Drake, Ervin)Perfidia (Dominguez, Alberto)Pick Yourself Up (Kern, Jerome) (Fields, Dorothy)Quiet Night Of Quiet Stars (Corcovado) (Jobim, Antonio Carlos)Quizas, Quizas, Quizas (Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps) (Farres, Osvaldo)Satin Doll (Ellington, Duke) (Strayhorn, Billy)Saturday Night Fish Fry (Walsh, Ellis) (Jordan, Louis)Smoke Gets In Your Eyes (Harbach, Otto) (Kern, Jerome)So Nice (Summer Samba) (Valle, Marcos) (Valle, Paulo Sergio)Solitude (Ellington, Duke)Sophisticated Lady (Sophisticated Ladies) (Ellington, Duke) (Mills, Irving) (Parish, Mitchell)Stella By Starlight (The Uninvited) (Young, Victor) (Washington, Ned)Stormy Weather (Stormy Weather) (Koehler, Ted) (Arlen, Harold)Struttin´ With Some Barbecue (Armstrong, Louis) (Raye, Don)Sway (Quien Sera) (Ruiz, Pablo Beltran)T´aint What You Do (It´s The Way That You Do It) (Oliver, Sy) (Young, James)Take The ´A´ Train (Strayhorn, Billy)That Old Black Magic (Arlen, Harold)That Ole Devil Called Love...