The Music of Bill Watrous by Bill Watrous. By Bill Watrous. For trombone. Artist/Personality; Brass - Trombone and Baritone Method or Collection; Lead Sheet. Jazz. Ininstrumental solo book. Transcriptions and master class CD. 56 pages. Published by Alfred Music Publishing (AP.27035).
ISBN 0739044907. With transcriptions and master class CD. Jazz. 9x12 inches.
World-class trombonist Bill Watrous is a jazz virtuoso and recipient of unreserved accolades from his peers, critics and the public. In this collection of 14 of his compositions in various styles of Latin, swing, and ballads, he demonstrates and shares his technical, improvisational and compositional skills. The Performing Artist Master Class CD includes recordings of Bill's transcribed solos, instrumental examples/demonstrations, and an in-depth discussion with Bill on many key topics. The book includes 14 transcribed trombone solos, 10 condensed score lead sheets, Performing Artist Master Class CD (with an in-depth discussion with Bill) and a Discography/Biography.
Location: from mid-west
February 17, 2012
The Music of Bill Watrous
This is not a book/CD for the feint of heart.Very difficult solos.Great basic idea of how Bill approaches his jazz improve in his own words.I enjoyed the interview section.If you've ever had the opportunity to listen to Bill talk.This is vintage Bill Watrous.
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Location: from san jose, ca
April 27, 2007
more like a class in college
its great to actually SEE his solos on sheet music. however, as for the playability, this actually is an interview. Bill is 1 of my favorite players, however, I am disappointed in the fact that when the book was recieved, it may as well not have the book and just...
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