This comprehensive books pack will teach you the basic skills needed to play the variety of styles … From comping to soloing, you'll learn the theory, tools, and techniques used by the pros.
The accompanying CDs demonstrates most of the music examples in the books. The full-band tracks feature the rhythm section on the left channel and the piano on the right channel, so you can play along with the band!
The Art of Recording a Big Band was filmed at the famed Capitol Studios in Hollywood, California, USA, over two days during a recording session by Al Schmitt featuring Chris Walden's GRAMMY Award-nominated eighteen-piece jazz big band. The film focuses on the legendary Al Schmitt, the most celebrated music engineer, producer, and mixer of all time, and winner of twenty-one GRAMMY Awards. His most recent GRAMMY came in 2012 for Paul McCartney's "Kisses on the Bottom."
A unique dual piano session from Dave McKenna and Hal Overton – and one that's nicely free of any sense of gimmick or cliche! The pair work together in a really loose, personal style – one that has the upfront push of a jazz trio date, but which also allows each musician room to express themselves differently – as you'd expect, given their slightly different approaches. Rhythm is from Earl May on bass and Jerry Segal on drums – and titles include "Monk's Mood", "Keeping Out Of Mischief", "Dizzy Atmosphere", "Ruby My Dear", and a great reading of "Hi Fly".
(Fake Book). A unique, comprehensive collection of jazz material in a wide range of styles, with no song duplication from The Ultimate Jazz Fake Book.
With 9 chapters that range from simple shuffles to more advanced jazz influenced blues with some funky Beale Street soul and a Rumba from the French Quarter in between. Tim puts you behind the wheel and acts as your tour guide on this Blues odyssey. The DVD includes a 25 page PDF with standard notation and tab to clearly map your course. So get out your axe, put on your shades, fasten your seatbelt and get ready for a fantastic Blues Guitar Road Trip!