This series of graded albums providing a wealth of jazz repertoire. It contains well-known tunes in accessible arrangements and new pieces specially commissioned from top jazz musicians and educators. The CD with each album provides 'minus-one' backing tracks, as well as recordings of full performances.
I had no clue what this book would be like when I bought it. I assumed that a book from ABRSM would be a good one, and I was right. The selection of songs is fantastic - it has blues, jazz, latin and ska. The idea of the backing tracks makes the music a lot more enjoyable, and also makes the pieces a lot easier to learn. I have been playing my trumpet day and night for over a week so far because of this book. It is worth buying even if you are not doing the exams. I only wish the book had a few more songs. Anonymous
- (United Arab Emirates)