The Articulate Jazz Musician
(Mastering the Language of Jazz)
Caleb Chapman & Jeff Coffin - Alfred Music Publishing
Award-winning jazz educator Caleb Chapman and multi-Grammy-winning saxophonist Jeff Coffin have created a highly effective approach to jazz articulation. Step by step, this book details Caleb Chapman's proven approach to mastering the fundamentals of jazz articulation, phrasing, and interpretation. Inside each book are 17 units with 14 exciting, original compositions by Jeff Coffin, carefully designed to reinforce these concepts. The included CD has both demo and play-along tracks featuring a world-class quartet of Jeff Coffin (tenor sax), Victor Wooten (bass), Roy "Futureman" Wooten (drums), and Chris Walters (piano). Book/CD packs are available for C, Bb, Eb and Bass Clef instruments and Piano, Guitar, Bass, Drums and a Teacher's Edition. The Teacher's Edition includes all the student information plus answer keys and additional teaching suggestions. Designed to be used with jazz ensembles, combos, in private lessons, or in a classroom setting, this method makes approaching jazz articulation easy and fun. When students follow the explanations, do lots of listening, play along, and practice what they have heard, they will become articulate jazz musicians. A solid foundation for any jazz group or player!