9 jazz standards arranged for multiple instruments for improving your soloing and improvisational skills.
An innovative approach to teaching improvisation, Alfred Jazz Play-Along Series, Vol.1: Strayhorn & More (Flexible Instrumentation version) features 9 jazz standards with parts for C, B-flat, E-flat, and bass clef instruments and includes a sample written-out jazz solo for you to listen to, study, and play.
The included CD offers a demo track, play-along track, and split track functionality, and features a professional rhythm section and horn player to learn the melodies, styles, and sample solos. In addition, the play-along tracks allow a soloist or group to learn and perform with the rhythm section only. Split tracks offer piano, guitar, and bass players the opportunity to perform with the track by dialing in/out left or right stereo channels.
Each tune has specific improvisation tips and suggestions and the sample solo is an invaluable asset that makes learning how to improvise easier. Play-alongs have never been more complete.
"Take the 'A' Train" Billy Strayhorn (composer)
"Prelude to a Kiss" Irving Gordon (lyricist); Duke Ellington (composer); Irving Mills (lyricist)
"Caravan (Instrumental)" Duke Ellington (composer); Irving Mills (composer); Juan Tizol (composer)
"Chelsea Bridge" Billy Strayhorn (composer)
"Isfahan" (from "Impressions of the Far East") Duke Ellington (contributor); Billy Strayhorn (contributor)
"Freddie Freeloader" Miles Davis (contributor)
"Johnny Come Lately" Billy Strayhorn (composer)
"Upper Manhattan Medical Group a/k/a UMMG" Billy Strayhorn (composer)
"Raincheck" Billy Strayhorn (composer)