Jazz is an aural tradition - players learn as much from listening to other musicians as they do from reading notation. To emphasise this, ABRSM's new package of jazz piano titles contains a CD for each grade which will be invaluable in learning the pieces, recreating the styles and understanding the materials. CD containing performances of all the pieces for the grade, a sample set of aural tests, with an 'examiner' and 'candidate' showing how these will be administered in the exam, and some additional practice aural tests, and examples of quick studies and scales. You also get the chance to play along with a professional drummer and bass-player in three backing tracks, and each CD starts with three exhilarating trio takes to get you into the groove.
Swing Fun [Trio take] [Huw Warren] ; The Peanut Vendor (El Manisero) [Trio take] [Moises Simons] ; Walking Blues [Trio take] [John Myhill] ; Birk's Works [Minus one track] [Dizzy Gillespie] ; I wish I knew how it would feel to be free [Minus one track] [Billy Taylor] ; Saturday [Minus one track] [Roland Perrin] ; Barrelhouse Blues [Tim Richards] ; Walking Blues [John Myhill] ; Birk's Works [Dizzy Gillespie] ; Blues for Tom [Charles Beale] ; Allfarthing Blues [Julian Joseph] ; I wish I knew how it would feel to be free [Billy Taylor] ; Fly me to the Moon (In other words) [Bart Howard] ; Sombrero Sam [Charles Lloyd] ; A Smooth One [Benny Goodman] ; The Peanut Vendor (El Manisero) [Moises Simons] ; Swing Fun [Huw Warren] ; Neat Feet [Michael Garrick] ; Spanish Sketch [Terry Seabrook] ; Sails [Nikki Iles] ; Saturday [Roland Perrin]