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."