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.
Blue Train [John Coltrane] ; All Blues [Miles Davis] ; Cold Duck Time [Eddie Harris] ; The Preacher [Horace Silver] ; Mercy, Mercy, Mercy [Joe Zawinul] ; Honeysuckle Rose [Thomas 'Fats' Waller / Andy Razaf] ; Tea for Two [Vincent Youmans / Irving Caesar] ; Autumn Leaves [Joseph Kosma / Johnny Mercer] ; Lady Be Good [Ira Gershwin] ; Sister Moon [Tim Garland] ; Going Home [Mark Lockheart] ; Mopti [Don Cherry] ; All Is Well [Tim Whitehead] ; Sara's Touch [Mike Mainieri]