Approaching the Standards, Volume 1 composed by Willie L. Hill Jr. Jazz Ensemble. For C Instruments. Improvisation; Jazz Ensemble Method; Method/Instruction. Jazz Improvisation Series. Jazz; play along. Book & CD. 36 pages. Published by Alfred Music (AP.SBM00001CD).
ISBN 0769292178. Jazz; play along.
For the "fearful to the fearless," Approaching the Standards is an innovative, user-friendly approach to jazz improvisation. Designed for the individual or group, each of the three volumes of this play-along CD contains eight classic jazz tunes. Each volume features a jazz group demo recorded by top pros in a jazz gig setting, clearly written musical examples, jazz vocabulary, transcription opportunities, informative composer insight, and a useful discography. Everything you need to begin improvising or to improve your jazz skills is included in Volumes 1, 2, and 3, available for C, B-Flat, E-Flat, and Bass Clef instruments. Volume 1 includes: Billie's Bounce * On the Trail * Cantaloupe Island * The Preacher * Summertime * Satin Doll * C Jam Blues * I Got Rhythm.
Recorded Acc. Available.