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Alfred Jazz Easy Play-Along -- Easy Standards, Volume 1

Rhythm Section (Piano, Bass, Drum Set)

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Volume 1. Rhythm Section (Piano, Bass, Drum Set). Mixed Instruments - Flexible Instrumentation; Play-Along. Alfred Easy Jazz Play-Along Series. Jazz. Book; CD. 112 pages. Alfred Music #00-36084. Published by Alfred Music (AP.36084).

Item Number: AP.36084

ISBN 0739075772. English.

The Alfred Jazz EASY Play-Along Series for Rhythm section goes beyond the other play-alongs. The rhythm section book has written out parts for piano, bass, and drumset to show comping suggestions. In addition, each of the nine jazz standards includes the melody and a sample written-out jazz solo for you to listen to, play, and practice. The included MP3 disc has a demo track and a play-along track for each tune for piano, bass, and drums. The demo track, featuring a pro rhythm section with a horn player, is a learning tool for the melody, piano comping, bass lines, drum parts, and improvisation. The play-along track allows each player to practice with the rhythm section as individuals with their part removed from the mix. In addition, the rhythm section parts in the book can be used as small group arrangements. Each jazz standard has specific improvisation tips and suggestions. The written out comping examples and melody along with the written out sample solos are all invaluable assets that makes learning how to improvise easier. Nine great tunes=great jazz! Titles: Ain't Misbehavin' * Blue Train * Impressions * Killer Joe * Jive Samba * Little Sunflower * My Little Suede Shoes * Perdido * Work Song.

  • Perdido (Instrumental Version)  Composed by Juan Tizol
  • Ain't Misbehavin' (from "Ain't Misbehavin'")  Composed by Fats Waller; Harry Brooks;Lyrics by Andy Razaf
  • Work Song  Composed by Oscar Brown, Jr.; Nat Adderley
  • Cool Joe, Mean Joe (Killer Joe)  Additional credits Quincy Jones, Benny Golson
  • Impressions  Composed by John Coltrane
  • Blue Train  Additional credits John Coltrane
  • My Little Suede Shoes  Composed by Charlie Parker
  • Jive Samba  Composed by Nat Adderley
  • Little Sunflower  Composed by Freddie Hubbard
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