(Easy Latin Standards)Various Composers - Alfred Music Publishing
The Easy Play-Along series goes beyond other play-along books. Each volume has parts for C, Bb, Eb and Bass Clef instruments and includes a sample jazz solo written out for listening, performing and practicing. The included CD has a demo and play-along track for each tune. The demo track, featuring a pro rhythm section and horn player, is a learning tool for the melodic concept, overall jazz style and the sample jazz solo. The play-along track allows a soloist or group to learn and perform with the rhythm section. Specific improvisation tips and suggestions are included. The included sample jazz solo is an invaluable asset that makes learning how to improvise easier. There is also a matching book for rhythm section featuring piano, bass and drum parts. Nine great tunes equaling great jazz! Titles: Gentle Rain; Listen Here; Manha de Carnival; Night and Day; Poinciana; Recorda Me; The Shadow of Your Smile; Softly, as in a Morning Sunrise and Star Eyes.