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The Art Of Small Jazz Combo Playing, Composing And Arranging

By Horace Silver

Hal Leonard Artist Transcriptions. Jazz, Arranging and Composition. Full score and instructional book. With full score notation, standard notation and chord names. 80 pages. Published by Hal Leonard (HL.673255).

Item Number: HL.673255

ISBN 9780793556885. 9x12 inches. Foreword by Chick Corea.

Invaluable text outlining the art of combo playing from master leader, player, and composer, Horace Silver. Includes sections on jazz philosophy, group and solo playing, composing and arranging, the music business, and 7 of Horace's combo arrangements.

About Hal Leonard Artist Transcriptions

Artist Transcriptions are authentic, note-for-note transcriptions of the hottest wind, electronic, guitar and keyboard artists. These outstanding, accurate arrangements are in an easy-to-read format which includes all essential lines. Artist Transcriptions can be used to perform, sequence or reference.

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  • Ratings + Reviews

  • 5

    White Rock BC
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  • September 02, 2019 Horace Silver - Combo Jazz Playing

    I was a big fan of Horace in the early sixties and learnt his tunes by ear. I still play them. This is a nicely produced book which should be read by all aspiring jazz musicians. It is a treasure and speaks the truth!

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  • 3

    Stewart Smith
    London, England
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  • July 30, 2007 The Silver ethos of small groups

    This publication did not meet my expectations. I had expected more theory on harmonizing lines and integrating the rhythm section and front line. Instead, the book contains a lot about the "touchy-feely" side of music making - I guess it fulfills its title of "The ART of Small Combo Jazz...

    " (not the THEORY). However, the fully written out quintet arrangements of seven Silver tunes are very useful and repay detailed study.

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