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.
Birks Works [Dizzy Gillespie] ; Jumpin' with Symphony Sid [Lester Young / Buddy Feyne] ; Summertime [George Gershwin / Ira Gershwin / Dubose Heyward / Dorothy Heyward] ; Georgia on my Mind [Hoagy Carmichael / Stuart Gorrell] ; Work Song [Nat Adderley / Oscar Brown, Jr.] ; Ain't Misbehavin' [Thomas 'Fats' Waller / Harry Brooks / Andy Razaf] ; I Can't Give you Anything but Love [Dorothy Fields / Jimmy McHugh] ; Cluster [Chris Batchelor] ; Rhumba Multikulti [Don Cherry / Robert Huffman / Josh Jones] ; In Deep [Bill Frisell] ; Wanderlust [Duke Ellington / Johnny Hodges] ; Minor Chant [Stanley Turrentine] ; The Preacher [Horace Silver] ; Westerly [Nikki Iles] ; August One [Adam Glasser / Dudu Pukwana]