This series is devoted to ageless jazz, blues and ragtime pieces. The composers/arrangers were commissioned to create engaging original solos and arrangements, and the result is an assortment of carefully leveled solos (12) and one equal-part duet. Ten of the twelve solos include an optional duet.
Eighth notes don’t appear in this volume, but syncopations and accidentals do. Some well-known titles are: Glad Cat Rag; House of the Rising Sun; Danny Boy; The Alley Cat Song; and Swanee. Un viento caliente by Edwin McLean is sure to be a favorite with a big sound, yet easy patterns to read and to play. Adults and older beginners will really enjoy this book.