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Jeff Harrington

Essential Solos for Tenor & Soprano Saxophone

28 Solos on Popular Jazz Standards

Instrument line-up: TenorSaxophone
Opt. instrument line-up: SopranoSaxophone
Edition: Sheet music and CD
Composer: Jeff Harrington
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At a glance:

Publisher: Advance Music
Order no.: ADV14421
ISMN: 9790206300394
ISBN: 9783954810642
Language: english, german, french
Release: 01.06.2018
Weight: 258 g
Pages: 61


The pieces in this volume are based on the harmonies of popular jazz songs by Miles Davis, Chet Baker, Ella Fitzgerald und Duke Ellington. They show the structure of typical jazz solos and provide a great selection of phrases for the player's own improvisations. Both the solos and the band accompaniment on the CD were recorded by the best musicians of the current live scene. The CD contains full versions and play-along tracks of each piece.

Table of contents:

A Foggy Daze
Autumn Left
No More
Funny Peculiar
True Blues
On Purple Shark Lane
December In The Snow
Fab Four
Silk Serenade
Sleepy Head
Jump Jivin' Whale
Silly Palpitations
Tweety Bird
Split Second
It Did

Product reviews:

Overall Rating:
Bill | 31.10.2019
“I wish there was a book like this when I was coming up! Jeff has masterfully put his many years of improvisational know-how into an easy to grasp and infinitely helpful book for players who want to start soloing or improve their abilities--and do it quickly. This is a phenomenal ‘master class’ for mid-level to advanced players, complete with all the tools needed to get to that next level of improvisation we all intuitively crave! Bravo.” DAVE KOZ (multi-platinum selling artist, 9-time Grammy nominee, 9 No. 1 albums)

"Jeff's book is an extremely useful tool that will help anyone interested in developing their bebop vocabulary. The solos are very clear and contain many essential building blocks of the jazz language. His explanation and demonstration of jazz articulation and phrasing is also very helpful. A welcome addition to the lexicon of jazz educational material."
RICK MARGITZA (Miles Davis, Maria Schneider, Blue Note Records)

"Essential Solos is a very well-crafted improvising primer, chock full of detailed information and useful study tools for the aspiring jazz soloist. Clear and precise, but with plenty of 'meat on the bones' for the more advanced student. I highly recommend Essential Solos."
ANDY SNITZER (Billy Joel, Paul Simon, The Rolling Stones)