Jamey Aebersold – Jazz Play-A-Long: Volume 46 – 50
Jun 28 2014
Possession of this collection will enable any musician, independently of level and experience in jazz improvisation mastery, learn the basic styles and genres of jazz, and eventually become a true expert in this. Information for reference (for those who do not know): Jamey Aebersold Jazz Play-A-Long – the world’s best collections of exercises for jazz musicians.
Volume 46 – Out Of This World. All Levels. A cross section of ageless standards encompassing a wide span of styles and musical periods from Louis Armstrong to Miles Davis, gleaned from Broadway shows, best-selling records and popular musicals. You’re guaranteed to find this set to be “Out Of This World”. Lyrics included.
Volume 47 – I Got Rhythm – Changes In All Keys. All Levels. Explores the fundamentals of playing the popular chord changes jazzers refer to as “Rhythm Changes.” For decades, jazz greats have used this chord progression as a springboard to new interpretations and improvisations. Charlie Parker practiced “I Got Rhythm” in all 12 keys and recorded tunes based on its harmony on at least 28 separate occasions! Includes written melody and solo sections. Special sections contain uniquely designed slow recorded tracks to help you fully understand the harmonies. Includes step-by-step instructions and examples of common “rhythm” techniques and practice, including the use of blues, diminished, pentatonic, and other scales, and playing the “changes.” This set has everything you need to get a true performance-quality understanding of “I Got Rhythm” changes!
Volume 48 – Duke Ellington: In A Mellow Tone. Intermediate/Advanced. Play along for fun or use as an opportunity to learn 9 important songs you can use on almost any gig. Ellington’s historic compositions have proven themselves equally as worthwhile for small groups as they were for his famous Big Bands and have been recorded by a wide variety of artists such as Johnny Hodges, Miles Davis, Yusef Lateef, and Mulgrew Miller.
Volume 49 – Sugar: Play-A-Long With B3 Organ. All Levels. Nothing beats the thumpin’ sound and feel of the Hammond B3 Organ. People from the great Jimmy Smith to the young and exciting Joey DeFrancesco have demonstrated its unique ability to swing hard! Now, for the first time, you can take advantage of the opportunity to play along with two of Jazz’s finest. Once you try it, you’ll be hooked! The song selection is perfect for the organ, as many have an inherent “bluesy” sound. You’ll find playing lyrically much easier and you’ll love the heavy blues flavoring. Don’t miss this one!
Volume 50 – The Magic of Miles Davis. All Levels. A slice of Miles’ career from 1957 to 1964 where he was at the apex of his popularity. An example of Miles’ unparalleled influence as a trumpeter, composer, and band leader, his sidemen, Cannonball Adderly, John Coltrane, Bill Evans, David Liebman, Thelonious Monk, Charlie Parker, Sonny Rollins, and Wayne Shorter have all had compositions presented in this series! Commemorating the 50th Play-A-Long are the classic tunes that Miles made famous. NOTE TO PIANISTS: Mark’s playing on this CD was so fantastic, we decided to publish it in a book so that you can see what he’s doing. See “Related Items” for more information.
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