This set is a sleeper! A pioneer in jazz pedagogy, a prolific writer, and one of the finest jazz educators in the world, David Baker has written eight tunes which contain a wide variety of styles and tempos. Truly performance level material, yet designed to address the needs of advancing improvisers. Challenges in swing, rock, Bossa Nova, waltz, slow groove, and ballad. Rhythm Section: Dan Haerle (p); Rufus Reid (b); Jonathan Higgins & Charlie Craig (d). Titles: Aulil * Black Thursday * LeRoi * Bossa Belle * Kentucky Oysters * Soleil d' Altamira * Passion * Le Miroir Noir.