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.
Watermelon Man [Herbie Hancock] ; Old Joe Clark ; Wanderlust [Duke Ellington / Johnny Hodges] ; Second Shot [John Dankworth] ; Things Are Getting Better [Julian 'Canonball' Adderley] ; Fotografia [Antonio Carlos Jobim] ; I'm an Old Cowhand [Johnny Mercer] ; Song for my Father [Horace Silver] ; The Trolley Song [Hugh Martin / Ralph Blane] ; When Lights Are Low [Benny Carter] ; Ek Se [Abdullah Ibrahim] ; For Turiya [Charlie Haden] ; Ally the Wallygator [Tommy Smith] ; Mission: To Be Where I Am [Jan Garbarek] ; Nostalgia [Martin Speake]