Approaching The Standards is an innovative, user-friendly approach to jazz improvisation. Designed for the individual or group, each of the three volumes of this play-along CD contains eight classic jazz tunes. Each volume features a jazz group demo recorded by top pros in a typical jazz gig setting, clearly written musical examples, jazz vocabulary, transcription opportunities, informative composer insight, a glossary of jazz terms, and a useful discography.
I can recommend this book if you are primarily interested in improvising. The "improvised" solos are quite inspiring though a bit challenging for the beginner/intermediate student. The melody solos are very basic and as "stand alone" they become boring. Anonymous
- (Holte, Denmark)