Essential Play-Alongs for alto saxophone includes 12 easy to intermediate pieces in popular styles---from jazz and blues, to funk and Latin Music. The accompanying CD includes full versions as well as play-along tracks where you may take the lead. All tracks have been recorded by some of the world's best musicians: Jim Snidero and Fred Lipsius and their heavily swinging jazz bands from New York, Ed Harlow and The Boston Horns, or Fernando Brandão, accompanied by outstanding musicians from Cuba and Brazil. Listening to and playing the music becomes a delightful experience. This volume is suitable for beginners that have a basic knowledge of the saxophone.