Authentic sounding etudes, based on chord progressions to standards, jazz tunes and blues, in the style of jazz greats, including Charlie Parker, Miles Davis, Sonny Rollins, JJ Johnson and Herbie Hancock among others. This gives you literally hundreds of ideas for improvisation.
Famous international jazz recording artists perform the etudes on the included play along CD. Slide Hampton, Frank Wess, Kenny Washington, Eric Alexander, Jim Snidero, David Hazeltine, Conrad Herwig, Jim Rotondi and others, show you how to phrase and swing.
Three levels of difficulty: Easy, Intermediate and the original Jazz Conception. Simple to match your skill level.
Available for virtually every instrument in jazz, making it highly useful for classroom instruction.
The best sounding rhythm sections of any jazz play along CD. You can’t get closer to playing with Miles’s band than this!
“Jim has done a marvellous job creating these etudes to demonstrate the essence of the jazz language […] A very valuable addition to our educational literature.” (Jamey Aebersold)