All instrumentalists can play along and learn to improvise modally.
Jamey Aebersold Volume 116 Miles of Modes is a play-along book and CD package that helps you to learn the concepts and harmonic exploration of improvisers in the modal jazz era. The lessons include several "Standard" forms and important practice tracks; many of which are period accurate and others which are stylistically more contemporary. These practice tracks are designed to foster understanding, facility and familiarity. Many of the first tracks are slow, making them perfect for beginners. Intermediate and advanced players will enjoy the opportunity to doubletime and experiment with an endless array of chord/scale substitutions over the otherwise simple tracks. Book and 2 CDs.
Rhythm section: Steve Allee piano, Tyrone Wheeler bass, Steve Davis drums.