Improvisation is at the heart of jazz, but knowing how to play stylistically correct in a large jazz ensemble is also a necessity. How to Play Bass in a Big Band offers tips, suggestions, examples and a play along CD to help you put it all together. The repertoire covers many jazz styles from Basie to Latin and African-influenced music to ECM and contemporary jazz (the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra, Bob Brookmeyer, etc.).
Titles: Introduction * Reading Big Band Bass Parts * Equipment * Physical Set Up of a Big Band Rhythm Section * Big Band Pieces * Basie's Blues * Shufflin' in F * Funk Unity * Morning * Joe's Thing * Leaving * Strayhorn * Big Band Discography * Jazz Bass Method Books.