11 essential jazz standards and 3 important “workout” tracks for the student ready to make the transition from playing scales, chords and exercises to playing popular jazz standards. Excellent reference material that can be used as a resource for beginning improvisation . . . actual tunes instead of exercises! Features slower tempos and easier changes. Each selection includes it’s own specific tips and suggestions on how to approach soloing over it. Scales are written out for every chord change. A wide variety of related publications (see below) make this the perfect jazz improvisation method for High School and College music directors. Rhythm section is Jamey Aebersold, piano; Tyrone Wheeler, bass; and Steve Davis, drums.
Summertime - Bb Shuffle Blues - Impressions - Maiden Voyage - Watermelon Man - Doxy - Autumn Leaves - Song For My Father - Cantaloupe Island - Satin Doll - Blues In F - Footprints - III/V17/II/V7 progression … and more