With musician-friendly lead sheets, melody cues and other split-track choices on the CD, this series makes learning to play jazz easier than ever before!
Includes 10 great Charles Mingus songs: Better Get Hit in Your Soul, Boogie Stop Shuffle, Goodbye Pork Pie Hat, Gunslinging Bird, Jelly Roll, Nostalgia in Times Square, Peggy's Blue Skylight, Pithecanthropus Erectus, Portrait, Slippers.
I bought this for the track Goodbye Pork Pie Hat. For me this is a newly discovered, most beautiful, if sad, tune. Indeed it was written by Charlie Mingus after the death of his friend Lester Young, the title referring to his distinctive headgear.
I have many of these play-along volumes, as I'm still learning to improvise - I expect I will never stop learning, so to have the notes and a CD to work from is really helpful with my endeavours.
I also look forward to trying out the other tunes in the book, none of which is familiar to me.
- (London, United Kingdom)