Fifteen tunes that reflect the breadth and diversity of jazz, from the great African-American tradition to the vibrant and multicultural sounds of jazz today. Introduces an approach that encourages playing by ear. Contains sections for improvised solos, with notated guideline pitches to get you started and background information including suggestions for further listening. Includes a written-out piano score and a CD featuring playalong rhythm-section tracks and full performances recorded by top jazz musicians.
Las Vegas Tango [Gil Evans] ; Sonnymoon for Two [Sonny Rollins] ; Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen [Trad.] ; Short Stop [Shorty Rogers] ; Freddie Freeloader [Miles Davis] ; Solitude [Duke Ellington / Eddie DeLange / Irving Mills] ; Sombrero Sam [Charles Lloyd] ; Idaho [Jesse Stone] ; Is you is, or Is you ain't (ma' Baby)? [Billy Austin / Louis Jordan] ; Mack the Knife [Kurt Weill / Bertolt Brecht] ; Jean Pierre [Miles Davis] ; Mo' Better Blues [Bill Lee] ; Mannenberg [Abdullah Ibrahim] ; Everything that Lives Laments [Keith Jarrett] ; Oye como va [Tito Puente]