Improvising and Soloing in the Pocket - A Play-along Workbook Designed to Improve Your Improv (for Bb Instruments). Composed by Richie Cannata & Sean J. Kennedy. For Bb instruments. Score and dvd. Published by Carl Fischer (CF.WF144).
Stretch your improv and play along with a "first-call band." In the Pocket offers nine original pieces in a variety of styles, each clearly notated for melodies, chords, and scale forms. Each piece also has a theory worksheet for additional study. But it is the included DVD that makes In the Pocket shine - professionally recorded in a state-of-the-art studio with top-tier musicians, the play-along tracks let you "sit in" with the best. An included video round-table discussion gives plenty of background and playing tips for each piece, setting the stage for beginning improvisation or advanced players. In the Pocket is available for any instrument and can be enjoyed by soloists or small ensembles. Richie Cannata and Sean J. Kennedy set the bar much higher in music education and play-along books with In the Pocket! "Here is a great new play-along book featuring original compositions played by a first-call band of contemporary jazz musicians, and also includes theoretical ideas and notes on how to approach each tune. Very well done and fun to play along with!" -- Randy Brecker, GrammyTM winning Trumpet and Flugelhorn player.