Part of the new "Authentic Jazz Playalong" series, this volume brings together Gershwin, Porter, Ellington and other legends of 20-th Century Jazz. "It Don't Mean a Thing" features ten absolute classics of jazz repertoire, idiomatically arranged for the intermediate (grades 4-6) player. Melody, lyrics and chord symbols are provided, offering opportunity for improvisation, with suggested solo phrases notated to aid the beginner. There is also a brief guide/biographical note to each song in the collection In addition, the playalong CD comprises a live trio of piano, bass and drums for truly authentic performance.
Blues in the Night (Mercer & Arlen); Embraceable You (George & Ira Gershwin); It Don't Mean a Thing (If You Ain't Got That Swing) (Mills & Ellington); My Funny Valentine (Rodgers & Hart); Love Is Here To Stay (George & Ira Gershwin); Summertime (George & Ira Gershwin); Someone To Watch Over Me (George & Ira Gershwin); I've Got You Under My Skin (Porter); How High The Moon (Hamilton & Lewis); I Get A Kick Out of You (Porter).