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4 January 2021

Press release by Schott Music

The Essence of Bebop – Alto Saxophone

10 great studies in the style and language of bebop

Jim Snidero


  • Saxophone studies and methods to help you master bebop
  • Play-along online audio file performed by Jim Snidero
  • For intermediate to advanced-level saxophonists


The Essence of Bebop is the new series by critically acclaimed New York saxophonist Jim Snidero. The Essence of Bebop reveals the heart and soul of this groundbreaking jazz style and is the first real “manual” for mastering bebop.

The 10 enjoyable-to-play studies are inspired by Miles Davis, Charlie Parker, Hank Mobley, Horace Silver, Dizzy Gillespie and many other important musicians, offering a unique basis for study and analysis.