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 playalong rhythm-section tracks and full performances recorded by top jazz musicians. Contains written-out piano score with sections for improvised solos, with notated guideline pitches to get you started.
Oh Lord, Don't let them Drop that Atomic Bomb on me [Charles Mingus] ; Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen [Trad.] ; A Caddy for Daddy [Hank Mobley] ; Blues for Pat [Charlie Haden] ; Those Cheerful Blues [Eddie Harvey] ; A String of Pearls [Jerry Gray] ; Li'l Darlin' [Neal Hefti] ; I'm an Old Cowhand [Johnny Mercer] ; Grand Street [Sonny Rollins] ; Ja-Da [Bob Carleton] ; Don't Tell me Now [Steve Arguelles] ; Road Rage [Mark Bassey] ; Ek Se [Abdullah Ibrahim] ; Nkebo Baaya [E. T. Mensah] ; Rings [Geoffrey Keezer]