Alfred Jazz Play-Along Series, Vol. 1: Strayhorn & More

Alfred Jazz Play-Along Series, Vol. 1: Strayhorn & More
9 Jazz Standards

Billy Strayhorn Rhythm Section (Piano, Bass, & Drumset) Book & MP3 CD Grade: 3-4 Item: 00-38722

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The Alfred Jazz Play-Along series for Rhythm Section goes beyond the other play-alongs. The rhythm section book has written out parts for piano, bass, and drumset to show comping suggestions. In addition, each of the nine jazz standards includes the melody and a sample jazz solo written out for you to listen to, play, and practice. The included MP3 disc has a demo track and a play-along track for each tune for piano, bass, and drums. The demo track, featuring a pro rhythm section with a horn player, is a learning tool for the melody, piano comping, bass lines, drum parts, and improvisation. The play-along track allows each player to practice with the rhythm section as individuals with their part removed from the mix. In addition, the rhythm section parts in the book can be used as small group arrangements. Each jazz standard has specific improvisation tips and suggestions. The written out comping examples and melody along with the written out sample solos are all invaluable assets that makes learning how to improvise easier. Nine great tunes=great jazz! Titles: Caravan * Chelsea Bridge * Freddie Freeloader * Isfahan * Johnny Come Lately * Prelude to a Kiss * Raincheck * Take the "A" Train * Upper Manhattan Medical Group.

Sample Pages


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

Additional Information

Series: Alfred Jazz Play-Along Series
Composed by: Billy Strayhorn
Format: Book & MP3 CD
Instrumentation: Rhythm Section
Page Count: 132
Item Number: 00-38722
ISBN 10: 0-7390-8487-9
ISBN 13: 978-0-7390-8487-8
UPC: 038081430782

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