From The Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music a complete aural guide to the jazz piano syllabus, Grade 5. This CD kicks off with superb trio takes of three of the pieces for the grade. Contains performances of all the pieces for the grade, with sample improvisations at the level. Includes minus one tracks of three of the graded pieces for you to play along with Bass and Drums. Shows how the aural tests and quick study work in the exam with an examiner and candidate.
Some of the jazz on this CD is really lovely from the point of view of pure listening.
I would say, however, that the standard required for Grade 5 jazz Piano is rather higher than Grade 5 for wind instruments. Anonymous
- (Cowbridge, United Kingdom)