This collection of 18 audition/performance etudes based on the chord progressions to popular jazz standards, blues, and rhythm changes. The collection was designed for honors jazz band auditions, solo evaluations, group lessons, teaching the jazz language and improvisation, learning standards, and more. Presented sequentially according to difficulty, the etudes have annotations beneath the staves identifying phrases and patterns common to the jazz language. Chord reference charts show users the notes of all chord symbols in each etude. Each book comes with MP3 recordings of a professional rhythm section and soloist performing all the etudes, plus separate accompaniment tracks without the soloist.
Contents: Keep Smilin'; Moonmen; Minor Is Finer; Baggage Claim Blues; Dido; Isle Of Melon; It's From Heaven; The Moon Is High; Blue Note Blues; Softly; You're The Last One; I Got Yer Rhythm!; The Sum Of Your Attributes; This Is Love; My Glowing Moment; Sweet Georgia; It's Nobody For Me; I Got Rid Of 'Em