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Alfred Expands Its Jazz Easy Play-Along Series with Vol 3: Easy Latin Standards

LOS ANGELES, CA  -  Thursday, December 22, 2011
Alfred Music Publishing, the world leader in educational print music publishing since 1922, releases Alfred Jazz Easy Play-Along Series, Vol. 3: Easy Latin Standards, the newest addition to the Alfred Easy Jazz Play-Along Series.

Alfred Jazz Easy Play-Along Series, Vol. 3: Easy Latin Standards includes arrangements of Latin jazz favorites, including “Gentle Rain,” “Manha de Carnaval,” “Night and Day,” “Recorda Me,” “Softly, As in a Morning Sunrise,” and many more. As in every volume in the series, the Alfred Jazz Easy Play-Along Series, Vol. 3: Easy Latin Standards has parts for C, B-flat, E-flat, and bass clef instruments and includes a sample jazz solo written out as an invaluable asset that makes learning how to improvise easier. The matching book for rhythm section featuring piano, bass, and drum parts is also available, sold separately.

The included MP3 CD has a demo and play-along track for each tune. The demo track, featuring a pro rhythm section and horn player, is a learning tool for the melodic concept, overall jazz style and the sample jazz solo. The play-along track allows a soloist or group to learn and perform with the rhythm section. Specific improvisation tips and suggestions are also included.

As part of Alfred’s ongoing commitment to improving the environment, this songbook is printed on 100% recycled paper stock.

Alfred Jazz Easy Play-Along Series, Vol. 3: Easy Latin Standards (00-38953) Book & CD set is now available, along with the Rhythm Section set, at music retail stores and at alfred.com.