This is a collection of 24 easy to medium
level jazz etudes, and 24 simplified guide
tone versions of the etudes. They are ideal
for learning the basic language of jazz,
swing phrasing, and articulation. A perfect
tool for preparing for the pops orchestra,
for musicals and for recording sessions.
Each etude is based on a specific rhythm
or a combination of rhythmic figures.
Some etudes sound like very lyrical
improvised jazz solos, while others are
more like a melody to a standard.
On the accompanying CD the soloist
demonstrates the 24 melodious etudes
together with a professional rhythm
All etudes are based on the chord changes
to tunes that are jazz musicians daily
Autumn Leaves, Blue Bossa
Body and Soul
Days of Wine
How High the Moon
I'll Remember April
Will Never Be Another You
All of Me
What Is This Thing Called
Stella By Starlight
Blues in major
and Rhythm Changes.
An excellent introduction to the world of
jazz piano trio playing.
Piano arrangements by Russ Schmidt.
The book: 24 melodious etudes employing
various jazz piano styles
The CD: recorded in such a manner to
allow practicing left and right hand