Exploring Jazz Saxophone. (An Introduction to Jazz Harmony, Technique and Improv). For Saxophone. Woodwind Method. Softcover with CD. 204 pages. Schott Music #ED13140. Published by Schott Music (HL.49017667).
ISBN 1847610862. 9x12 inches.
This definitive book provides a comprehensive guide for the intermediate saxophonist looking for an introduction to the world of jazz. It is packed full of tunes and exercises to improve your technique, improvising skills, score reading, musical creativity, and understanding of music theory. Author and renowned jazz saxophonist Ollie Weston guides you through the history of jazz, covering the key styles of influential saxophonists and jazz innovators, and explains essential musical concepts with a minimum of jargon. The book provides clear guidance and concise explanations of harmonic and theoretical concepts, with demo solos and authentic live jazz trio recordings on the accompanying CD. The CD contains 15 play-along tracks in audio format, which can be played on a normal CD players. There are also 45 MP3 files with full versions of the pieces, as well as further exercises and demos, which can be played on a computer or MP3 player.