This definitive book is designed for the intermediate saxophonist looking for an introduction to the world of jazz. Renowned jazz saxophonist Ollie Weston introduces key concepts step by step, explaining clearly and simply throughout, with the minimum of musical jargon. Improvisation is featured from the very beginning, with authentic live jazz trio recordings on the accompanying CD for you to play along with. Key subjects covered include: modes, swing playing, melodic development, the 2-5-1 progression, jazz blues progressions, pentatonic scales, jazz chord extensions, stylistic development, unique sax sounds and many more.
A fairly comprehensive introduction to the basics of improvisation. Absolute beginners to improvising would probably struggle without some additional guidance and practice pieces/routines, but lots of useful material here. Anonymous
- (Bridgend, United Kingdom)
Nice book. But why doesn't it tell you it's for E flat instruments? No good if you're a tenor player. Anonymous