Aspiring jazz students can stretch their improvisation and play along with a "first-call band." Improvising and Soloing In the Pocket offers nine original pieces in a variety of styles, each clearly notated for melodies, chords and scale forms. Each piece also has a theory worksheet for additional study. But it is the included DVD that makes In the Pocket shine, professionally recorded in a state-of-the-art studio with top tier musicians; the play-along tracks let students sit-in with the best. An included video round table discussion gives plenty of background and playing tips for each piece, setting the stage for beginning improvisation or advanced players. In the Pocket is available for any instrument and can be enjoyed by soloists or small ensembles.