Sittin' in with the Big Band Volume 2
(Jazz Ensemble Play-Along)
Various Composers - Alfred Music Publishing
Sittin' In with the Big Band, Vol. 2 is more than a fun play-along. This book and CD combination features ten big-band charts written at the medium difficulty level for players with some experience. It provides an opportunity to play along with a professional jazz ensemble and improve playing skills. As students play along and listen to the outstanding players in the band, they will learn about blend, style, phrasing, tone, dynamics, technique, articulation, time, and playing in tune. Performance tips and suggestions are included in each book. Solo improvisation opportunities exist for each instrument as well. Titles include: Alianza; Get It On; Greensleeves; Jump; La Suerte de los Tontos; On Green Dolphin Street; The Red Door; Secret Love; Softly, As in a Morning Sunrise and Trofeo de Bolos.