Jazz Workshop for Bass and Drums
By Dave Weigert
Drumset Book & CD
How to Play in Bands
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This comprehensive book & CD set can help drummers and bassists gain valuable playing experience in jazz, funk, and Latin jazz styles. The CD features 16 play-along tracks with parts and playing suggestions for each tune. Jazz classics by John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock, and Sonny Rollins are included along with funk tunes by Pee Wee Ellis, Russell Ferrante, and others. The book explains in detail how to play in bands and how to practice effectively. Reading topics include jazz history, chart reading, feel, song form, and musician's vocabulary. The rhythm section includes Berklee faculty bassists Bruce Gertz, Oscar Stagnaro, Bruno Raberg, and Anthony Vitti. Soloists are Billy Pierce, Hal Crook, Ken Cervenka, and Walter Beasley. Educators may also benefit by referring students to the carefully notated rhythmic feels.