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. Includes a CD with playalong rhythm-section tracks and full performances recorded by top jazz musicians. Contains written-out piano score and sections for improvised solos, with notated guideline pitches to get you started.
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]