Exploring Jazz Arranging. (An Interactive Guide to the Techniques and Aesthetics). For All Instruments. Jazz Instruction. Softcover with disk. 194 pages. Published by Hal Leonard (HL.842531).
ISBN 1617741973. 9x12 inches.
Perfect for both new and experienced arrangers, this book/CD-ROM covers concepts that guide the beginner and stimulate new thinking among more seasoned musicians. The musical examples are creative and engaging, masterfully illustrating the concepts explained in the text. Includes: a comprehensive interactive guide with scrolling playback of musical examples; sophisticated MIDI renditions that provide a useful audio sketch of each excerpt; techniques drawn from the author's experience playing with Bill Evans, J.J. Johnson and other masters of the art; aesthetic ideas and suggestions acquired through transcription and analysis of classic jazz ensemble recordings; and more!