Ref.: Bill Dobbins
Publisher : Advance Music
The Jazz Workshop Series, Vol. 8
Sunburst (Ron McClure): This modal tune has lots of energy and makes effective use of imaginative chord/scale colors. Arranged for trumpet, tenor saxophone and trombone.
Comrade Conrad (Bill Evans): Great harmonic exercise with a memorable melody. The 12 choruses encompass all possible major and minor keys, alternating between 4/4 and 3/4 meters.
Windows (Chick Corea): Haunting jazz waltz, has been a well known jazz standard since the 70’s. Pensativa (Clare Fischer): Bossa-Nova, recorded by many jazz musicians. The harmonic progression is strikingly colorful. Arranged for trumpet and tenor saxophone.
When I See You (Jimmy Knepper): This original ballad has a beautifully haunting quality and a really memorable melody. The form is an interesting one: abac.
Joshua (Miles Davis/Victor Feldman): The meter changes and the rapid harmonic rhythm during the bridge make this piece both challenging and fun to play. Arranged for trumpet and tenor saxophone
Each volume of this unique jazz improvisation method includes: State of the art recordings (multi-track digital), recorded in the excellent Bauer Studios. Book with helpful commentary and analysis of each recorded performance.
Transcribed solos: Each book contains at least one complete solo transcription, many excerpts from other solos (piano and bass solos as well as horn and guitar solos are included) plus appropriate chord/scale information, including modes of the major, harmonic minor, melodic minor and symmetrical scales.
Individual instrumental parts in C, B flat, E flat and bass clef: The detachable instrumental parts are extremely practical for both classroom and professional use.
Transcribed excerpts from piano and bass accompaniments: Excerpts from piano and bass accompaniments have been selected in order to illustrate the most important techniques for developing accompaniments on these instruments. This includes piano chord voicings, harmonic substitution and embellishment, developing bass lines, interaction with other instruments, etc.