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 featuring playalong rhythm-section tracks and full performances recorded by top jazz musicians. Also contains a written-out piano score and sections for improvised solos, with notated guideline pitches to get you started.
Blues Oriental [Milt Jackson] ; Cornerstone [Don Drummond] ; Jungle Bit [Roland Alphonso] ; Song, Tread Lightly [Jan Garbarek] ; It's me, O Lord [Trad.] ; Short Stop [Shorty Rogers] ; Swingin' the Blues [Count Basie / Ed Durham] ; Moonglow [Will Hudson / Eddie DeLange / Irving Mills] ; 'S Wonderful [George Gershwin / Ira Gershwin] ; When the Saints go Marchin' in [James M Black / Katherine Purvis] ; Idaho [Jesse Stone] ; Is you is, or Is you ain't (ma' Baby?) [Billy Austin / Louis Jordan] ; Steppin' Out [Nikki Iles] ; Jean Pierre [Miles Davis] ; Awa [Iain Dixon]