The Jazz Sessions Series is a tremendous collection of Jazz standards, classics and original material by contemporary composers Alexander L’Estrange and Tom Pilling. A great introduction to experimentation and ideal preparation for ABRSM exams. Reflects a variety of Jazz styles including swing, Latin, gospel and blues. Backing Tracks give opportunity for confident and atmospheric performance. Carefully tailored for intermediate musicians.
Each book is dedicated to a particular instrument but they are all able to work in conjunction with each other in ensembles and Jazz bands, providing an exciting and enjoyable repertoire. A professionally recorded CD accompanies each book and contains play-along backing tracks as a substitute for real life musicians. This allows for practice at an individual’s preferred pace and enables students to get an authentic feel of the style.
One of the main purposes of Jazz Sessions is help encourage and develop improvisational skills with a full written solo on one page and an alternative, extended version for improvising.