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. Includes a CD containing playalong rhythm-section tracks and full performances recorded by top jazz musicians. Also contains sections for improvised solos, with notated guideline pitches to get you started, and a written-out piano score.
Old Joe Clark [Trad.] ; Things are Getting Better [Julian 'Canonball' Adderley] ; Brown Skin Girl [King Radio] ; Hug Pine (Bambelela) [Dudu Pukwana] ; Red Pepper Blues [Red Garland] ; I'm an Old Cowhand [Johnny Mercer] ; Song for my Father [Horace Silver] ; Georgia on my Mind [Hoagy Carmichael / Stuart Gorrell] ; Sombrero Sam [Charles Lloyd] ; A Walkin' Thing [Benny Carter] ; I'll Take Les [John Scofield] ; Rowing Song [Iain Ballamy] ; Oye Como Va [Tito Puente] ; Serenade to a Cuckoo [Rahsaan Roland Kirk] ; Evil Ways [Sonny Henry]