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.
Blue Train [John Coltrane] ; Playing in the Yard [Sonny Rollins] ; 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 [George Gershwin / Ira Gershwin] ; Sister Moon [Tim Garland] ; Going Home [Mark Lockheart] ; Mopti [Don Cherry] ; All Is Well [Tim Whitehead] ; Sara's Touch [Mike Mainieri]