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Alfred Jazz Play-Along -- Strayhorn & More, Volume 1

C, B-flat, E-flat & Bass Clef Instruments

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C, B-flat, E-flat, & Bass Clef Instruments
C, B-flat, E-flat & Bass Clef Instruments. Mixed Instruments - Flexible Instrumentation; Play-Along; SmartMusic. Alfred Jazz Play-Along Series. Jazz. Book & CD. 88 pages. Published by Alfred Music (AP.33387).

Item Number: AP.33387

ISBN 0739062867. Billy Strayhorn.

Go beyond the typical play-along with Alfred's Jazz Play-Along series, an innovative approach to teaching improvisation. Each volume contains parts for C, B-flat, E-flat, and bass clef instruments and includes a sample written-out jazz solo for you to listen to, study, and play.

The included CD offers a demo track, play-along track, and split track functionality, and features a professional rhythm section and horn player to learn the melodies, styles, and sample solos. In addition, the play-along tracks allow a soloist or group to learn and perform with the rhythm section only. Split tracks offer piano, guitar, and bass players the opportunity to perform with the track by dialing in/out left or right stereo channels.

Each tune has specific improvisation tips and suggestions and the sample solo is an invaluable asset that makes learning how to improvise easier. Play-alongs have never been more complete, so collect the entire series! This title is available in SmartMusic.

Titles: Take the 'A' Train * Isfahan * Freddy Freeloader * Caravan * Prelude to a Kiss * Johnny Come Lately * UMMG (Upper Manhattan Medical Group) * Raincheck * Chelsea Bridge.
Recorded Acc. Available.

  • Johnny Come Lately  Composed by Billy Strayhorn
  • Upper Manhattan Medical Group a/k/a UMMG  Composed by Billy Strayhorn
  • Take The "A" Train  Composed by Billy Strayhorn
  • Caravan (Instrumental)  Composed by Duke Ellington; Irving Mills; Juan Tizol
  • Prelude To A Kiss  Composed by Duke Ellington;Lyrics by Irving Gordon; Irving Mills
  • Chelsea Bridge  Composed by Billy Strayhorn
  • Isfahan (from "Impressions of the Far East")  Additional credits Duke Ellington; Billy Strayhorn
  • Freddie Freeloader  Additional credits Miles Davis
  • Raincheck  Composed by Billy Strayhorn
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