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4 January 2021

Press release by Schott Music

The Essence of Bebop – Trombone

10 great studies in the style and language of bebop

Jim Snidero / Michael Dease (soloist)


  • Trombone studies and methods to help you master bebop
  • Play-along online audio file performed by Michael Dease
  • For intermediate to advanced-level trombonists


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 studies are inspired by Miles Davis, Charlie Parker, Hank Mobley, Dizzy Gillespie, John Coltrane, and many more, offering a unique basis for study and analysis.

With special information on how to play bebop on the trombone added by Michael Dease (assistant professor at Michigan State University and soloist on the audio tracks).