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.
Watermelon Man [Herbie Hancock] ; Old Joe Clark [Trad.] ; 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]