Customer Reviews for The Real Little Ultimate Jazz Fake Book - C Edition
Location: from Yarramundi, Australia
November 19, 2012
Good selection but the format is too small, especially when the stand is high and distant. Should be A4. Otherwise, many hours of pleasure to be had.
4 of 7 people found this review helpful.
Location: from Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
September 30, 2007
A Keyboardist's Delight
Great little book with a huge selection of songs, some of which I had completely forgotten about over the years. Print is understandably very small due to book size but most will overcome this either by learning the songs or using a good pair of reading glasses! B flat book equally popular with horn players.
15 of 39 people found this review helpful.
Location: from Helsinki, Finland
June 12, 2007
A little fake book it is
The book contains most of the tunes you need to make an impression and entertain your friends for hours and hours ... but you still have to do some homework. The book gives you the melody, some words and the chords, but the way you play it depends only on yourself. Anyhow, a nice little book ... yes, little, indeed. The print is also little and somehow a bit hard to read.
19 of 41 people found this review helpful.
Location: from Davenport, IA
January 31, 2003
Too many mistakes to be taken seriously
I've never seen a fake book with so many inaccuracies. "So What", the Miles Davis standard, is presented in D dorian with the chords half a step too high for the melody. "Song for My Father" appears in 2/4 time, with the A section being one measure (two counts) short. "Basin Street Blues" appears without chord changes. There are plenty of bad chord choices in this book that don't come anywhere near fitting the melody. Furthermore, with "over 625 songs", omitted are such essential jazz standards as "Stardust", "I Got Rhythm", "Blue Bossa"... instead you get tunes like "Frosty the Snow Man" and pop tunes by Carole Bayer Sager. I gave up referring to this book a long time ago. I don't doubt that there are other mistakes I haven't come across.
20 of 40 people found this review helpful.