1 Frank Capp
Ya Gotta Try (Comp. Sammy Nestico) (3:34)
(From Play It Again Sam, Concord Jazz CCD 4747-2. Frank Capp, drums, with LA big band.)
2 Joe Henderson
Milestones (#1) (5:57)
(Composed by Miles Davis. From So Near, So Far - Musings For Miles. Verve 314-517-674-2. Joe Henderson, tenor sax.)
3 Karrin Allyson
It Could Happen To You (4:42)
(Composed by Jimmy Van Heusen. From Collage, Concord Jazz CCD-4709-2. Karrin Allyson, vocals)
4 Jack McDuff & Joey DeFrancesco
The Most Beautiful Girl In The World
(Comp. Richard Rodgers & Lorenz Hart. From It’s About Time, Concord Jazz CCD 4705. McDuff, DeFrancesco, Hammond B-3 Organ)
5 Manfredo Fest
Over The Rainbow (6:17)
(Comp. Harold Arlen-E.Y. Harburg. From Amazonas, Concord Picante Rhino Records 45678. Manfredo Fest, piano)
6 Stan Getz
You’d Be So Nice To Come Home To (8:23)
(Comp. Cole Porter. From Yours and Mine, Concord Jazz 4740. Stan Getz, tenor sax)
7 Eric Nemeyer
If I Were A Bell (5:00)
(Comp. Frank Loesser. From They All Laughed, Jazz Improv 54321, Eric Nemeyer, vibraphone)
8 Chick Corea
Bud Powell (6:20)
(Comp. Chick Corea. From Remembering Bud Powell, Stretch SCD 9012-2. Chick Corea, piano)
9 Dave McKenna & Buddy DeFranco
(Comp. Bronislau Kaper & Paul Francis Webster. From: You Must Believe In Swing, Concord Jazz CCD-4756-2. McKenna, piano; De Franco, clarinet)
10 Hank Mobley
The Best Things In Life Are Free (5:16)
(Comp. B.G. DeSylva, Lew Brown, and Ray Henderson. From Workout, Blue Note. Hank Mobley, tenor sax)
11 Clare Fischer
(Comp. Kosma, Prevert, Mercer. From: Just Me - Solo Piano, Concord Jazz CCD-4756-2. Clare Fischer, piano)
12 James Williams
(Comp. Wayne Shorter. From At Maybeck, Maybeck Recital Hall Series, Volume 42, Concord Jazz CCD-4694. James Williams, piano)
In The Fall
(An original song by Robert Brown, in the style of Autumn Leaves. From Stand Alone Tapes-Jazz, by Robert Brown, A book and compact disc containing ten songs, Published by Alfred Publishing Company, Van Nuys, CA (Available through your local music store.)
Giant Steps (John Coltrane)
Ascension: John Coltrane & His Quest, by Eric Nisenson, Chapter Five, Giant Steps
Repertoire: Special Pullout: Many More Than 100 Essential Jazz & Standard Songs (including names of composers and albums on which you can find performances of these songs)
Technique: How Much Technique Do You Need To Improvise Well?
Performance: Space: Ideas About How To Use It Effectively To Build Solos
Patterns: What is a ii-V7 Progression?
Harmony: Demystifying Modes - A Quick Introduction To The Practical Application of Modal Scales and Their Related Chords
Rhythm: Syncopation Ideas: Applying Scales & Chords Vocalizations of Syncopated Figures - Suggested Guidelines
Accompaniment: Do you need to rely on chordal accompaniment to play a great solo?
Notation: Taking Some of The Confusion Out Of Ambiguous Chord Notation
Keyboard: How To Play A Walking Bass Line and Comp Chords
Soloing: How To Play A One-Chorus Solo?
Commitment: How Much Time Does It Take To Become A Competent Improviser?
Rhythm: Are Listeners Tapping Their Feet To Your Solos?
Practice: Practical Application of Scales and Chords Over Chord Changes That Improvisers Often Use On The Song "On Green Dolphin Street"
In The Fall" Song in the style of "Autumn Leaves" from Stand-Alone Tapes-Jazz, by Robert Brown, Published by Alfred Publishing Company. You can play along with this selection, which appears on this edition of the Jazz Improv® Companion Compact Disc.
"The Basics" from Theory For The Contemporary Guitarist, by Guy Capuzzo, Published by Alfred Publishing Company
"Diminished Scales" from Mastering Jazz Guitar-Improvisation (Chapter 1 - Diminished Scales), by Jody Fisher, Published by Alfred Publishing Company
"Turnarounds" from Intermediate Jazz Guitar, by Jody Fisher, Published by Alfred Publishing Company
How To Transcribe Solos
John Coltrane, Tenor Sax Solo, Naima
John Coltrane, Giant Steps (alternate take), Tenor Sax solo
Joe Henderson Tenor Sax Solo, Milestones #1
Hank Mobley, Tenor Sax Solo, The Best Things In Life Are Free
Grant Green, Guitar Solo, The Best Things In Life Are Free
Wynton Kelly, Piano Solo, The Best Things In Life Are Free
Bill Evans, Piano Solo, Turn Out The Stasr
The Two Lonely People, Composed by Bill Evans Bananas & Cream, Composed by Eric Nemeyer, (Melody & Improvised Solo)
(Note-for-note, measure-by-measure analysis of the music)
Giant Steps, Composed by John Coltrane
Milestones #1, Composed by Miles Davis
The Best Things In Life Are Free, Composed by B.G. DeSylva, Lew Brown, Ray Henderson
Turn Out The Stars, Composed by Bill Evans
The Two Lonely People, Composed by Bill Evans
On Green Dolphin Street, Composed by Bronislau Kaper & Ned Washington
Moment’s Notice, Composed by John Coltrane, Arranged by Eric Nemeyer for Trumpet, Tenor Sax, Trombone and Rhythm Section
How To Write An Original Song - The First In A Series Of Suggested Approaches
Comics - The Happenings of The Dotted Quarter
Discography: Bill Evans
Album Liner Notes: "Improvisation" by Bill Evans, from the Miles Davis album Kind of Blue
Perspective: Power, Fame and Fortune For The Jazz Musician
The Illusion Of Chance
Oh My God! Is That Me?
Using Sight, Sound, Touch and Imagination To Build Your Musical Vocabulary For Improvisation
Fantasy Original Jazz Classics. Several pages of descriptions and graphics of selected albums recorded by John Coltrane for Riverside Records in the 1950s.
Fantasy Original Jazz Classics. Descriptions and graphics of selected albums recorded by Bill Evans for Riverside Records in the 1950s and 1960s.
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