Jamey Aebersold – Jazz Play-A-Long: Volume 81 – 85
Oct 22 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 81: David Liebman – Standards & Originals. Intermediate/Advanced. A new twist on old standards, David’s challenging, inventive arrangements of well-known tunes are welcome additions to the library of musicians looking for a fresh perspective. David has substituted his own unique harmonies and grooves (odd meter, fusion, waltz, etc.) to create something really special.
Volume 82: Dexter Gordon. Intermediate. Only in his last years as an actor in the acclaimed movie “Round Midnight” did Dexter Gordon gain widespread popularity, but jazz musicians have known about him for decades through his big band sound, hard swing, and roaring compositions. Learn and enjoy these songs which are part of his great legacy.
Volume 83: The Brecker Brothers. Intermediate/Advanced. Be like Mike! For years, musicians have been requesting a high quality funk/fusion Play-A-Long of well- known recorded hits; this is it! The Grammy winning Brecker Brothers band has successfully blended jazz, electronics, and contemporary rhythms into exciting, energetic jazz that has become accessible to popular audiences without compromising quality. Produced by former Brecker Brothers Band keyboardist George Whitty, these tracks contain “killer” electronic sounds and are awesome to play with.
Volume 84: Dominant 7th Workout. Intermediate/Advanced. The Dominant Seventh is possibly the most substituted, colored, and altered sound in modern music. Its flexibility and distinctive nature made it a favorite of composers throughout the 20th century and allowed it to dominate Blues and Rock And Roll. This unique Play-A-Long explores the very nature of the Dom. 7th sound and describes different ways jazz masters have used it for color and texture. Many written patterns will open your ears and extended tracks on 2 CDs will allow you to practice licks and patterns, refine your technique and reaction time, and give you the skills to navigate Dominant 7ths with confidence.
Volume 85: Andy Laverne – Tunes You Thought You Knew. Intermediate/Advanced. The new millennium suggests a need for revamping great standards of the 20th century. Highly respected pianist, composer, and author Andy LaVerne has designed a set for such a purpose. Showcased are the musical and playable reharmonizations in a way musicians will find entertaining and enlightening. Some are tastefully subtle while others are surprisingly bold. Take these techniques and reharmonize your own tunes!
Format: PDF + Audio tracks (Mp3).
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