This series of graded albums provides a wealth of jazz repertoire. It contains well-known tunes in accessible arrangement and new pieces specially commissioned from top jazz musicians and educators. The CD with the album provides 'minus-one' backing tracks as well as recordings of full performances.
An essential if you are doing your Jazz grading and helps develop your soloing abilities. Anonymous
- (Craigavon, United Kingdom)
I found this a most helpful way of learning jazz sax. There's a variety of types of tunes on offer, and are a hoot to play.
Possibly adding additional concert pitch chords for a guitarist might help. The solos suggest some notes, but maybe the pieces could hint at which scales would be most useful to put with each piece. Carefully listening to the solos gives ideas on inflexion and tonality. Highly useful if expensive resource even if you don't want to take the exam. Anonymous
- (CO Durham)
I bought it because I loved the samples (those tunes are awesome and fun to play), but haven't recieved much more, songs are short, less than 2minutes, backing tracks are superbly recorded and sound great, but solos aren't even transcribed in the sheet! Exercises from the end are only on cd and are like samples, very short and unhelpful. Anonymous
- (Bratislava, Slovakia (Slovak Republic))
Useful for starting jazz Anonymous
- (Rotherham, United Kingdom)
A good mix of pieces, useful CD for exam practice. Anonymous
- (Lancaster, United Kingdom)