Alfred Jazz Play-Along Series, Vol. 1: Strayhorn & More
9 Jazz Standards
Billy Strayhorn
Item: 00-33387
UPC: 038081372891
ISBN 10: 0739062867
ISBN 13: 9780739062869
PRICE: $17.95
Series: Alfred Jazz Play-Along Series
Category: Mixed Instruments - Flexible Instrumentation
Format: Book & CD
Instrumentation: C, B-flat, E-flat, & Bass Clef Instruments
Level: 3-4
Go beyond the typical play-along with Alfred's Jazz Play-Along series, an innovative approach to teaching improvisation. Each volume contains parts for C, B-flat, E-flat, and bass clef instruments and includes a sample written-out jazz solo for you to listen to, study, and play.

The included CD offers a demo track, play-along track, and split track functionality, and features a professional rhythm section and horn player to learn the melodies, styles, and sample solos. In addition, the play-along tracks allow a soloist or group to learn and perform with the rhythm section only. Split tracks offer piano, guitar, and bass players the opportunity to perform with the track by dialing in/out left or right stereo channels.

Each tune has specific improvisation tips and suggestions and the sample solo is an invaluable asset that makes learning how to improvise easier. Play-alongs have never been more complete, so collect the entire series! This title is available in SmartMusic.

Titles: Take the 'A' Train * Isfahan * Freddy Freeloader * Caravan * Prelude to a Kiss * Johnny Come Lately * UMMG (Upper Manhattan Medical Group) * Raincheck * Chelsea Bridge.
Take the "A" Train Billy Strayhorn (composer)
Caravan (Instrumental) Duke Ellington (composer); Irving Mills (composer); Juan Tizol (composer)
Prelude to a Kiss Irving Gordon (lyricist); Duke Ellington (composer); Irving Mills (lyricist)
Chelsea Bridge Billy Strayhorn (composer)
Isfahan (from "Impressions of the Far East") Duke Ellington (contributor); Billy Strayhorn (contributor)
Freddie Freeloader Miles Davis (contributor)
Raincheck Billy Strayhorn (composer)
Johnny Come Lately Billy Strayhorn (composer)
Upper Manhattan Medical Group a/k/a UMMG Billy Strayhorn (composer)