The Jazz Sessions Series is a tremendous collection of Jazz standards, classics and original material by contemporary composers Alexander L’Estrange and Tom Pilling.
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.
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.
Exactly as described on the site. well presented text and most important to me, the backing tracks were properly recorded and enjoyable to play along with. All in all, exactly what I was looking for. Anonymous
- (Wigton, United Kingdom)
Great book, great place to buy from....5* Anonymous
- (Kettering, United Kingdom)
This book is especially good if you want to learn about improvisation. It has two tracks for each tune - one with what you should play and one with bar ‘notes’ rather than bar chords - excellent for getting your fingers around the sax. Two of the songs are a little dull, but are good for aural practice nevertheless. Anonymous
- (Zhuhai, China)