Jazz Conception is an exciting way for players at all levels to learn the language of jazz! Jazz Conception: Bass Book and CD set features 21 solo etudes based on chord changes to standards and blues. See and hear how a well-known soloist phrases, articulates, and plays along with or without the soloist on the CD. Play along with one of today's finest, swinging New York rhythm sections: Mike LeDonne on piano, Dennis Irwin on bass, and Kenny Washington on drums. The etudes start out fairly easy, then get progressively more difficult. Use the etudes as a bridge to solos of the masters that are usually more complicated and involved. Learn melodies and lines that will give you a solid jazz vocabulary and musicality. Use the Book and CD sets for private lessons, for self-study, or in any combination up to a full jazz ensemble, including flute and clarinet. If you are more advanced you may want to use the book to develop your sight-reading abilities, for transcribing the etudes off the MP3 CD (then check against the book), or for just having fun playing along with a great jazz rhythm section. Used as an improvisation study to learn how to construct a swinging, logical solo, it works especially well in combination with the Study Guide (item #01-ADV14730). Titles: Groove Blues * Amen * A Doll * Total Blues * Grease * Rose * Joe's Thing * Proxy * Father Song * Ind Line * Miles * Blue Minor * Autumn * Friends * Great Love * Two Plus Two * Lunar * Tunisia * Bird Blues * Somewhere * Passage.