New Hal Leonard Easy Jazz Play-Alongs a Boon for Beginning Jazzers
Following in the Footsteps of the Bestselling Jazz Play-Alongs, New Series Is Very Valuable for Learning Players
MILWAUKEE - Hot off the press from the world's largest music print publisher, the Hal Leonard Easy Jazz Play-Along series make playing and improvising fantastic jazz standards easier than ever before. This new series for beginners on any C, Bb, Eb or Bass Clef instrument is a perfect precursor to the company's popular Jazz Play-Along series.
Each volume in the Hal Leonard Easy Jazz Play-Along series is loaded with 18 great songs with accessible chord changes, and recordings with novice-friendly tempos. Players just follow the streamlined, easy-to-read lead sheets in the book, and then play along with the professionally recorded backing tracks on the CD. The bass or piano can be removed by turning down the volume on the left or right channel, and the CD is enhanced to help players learn; Mac and PC users can adjust the recording to any tempo without changing the pitch.
Four volumes will be available at NAMM, with many more to follow.
Vol. 1 - First Jazz Songs includes: All of Me * All the Things You Are * Autumn Leaves * C-Jam Blues * Comin' Home Baby * Footprints * The Girl from Ipanema * Killer Joe * Little Sunflower * Milestones * Mr. P.C. * On Green Dolphin Street * One for Daddy-O * Reunion Blues * Satin Doll * There Will Never Be Another You * Tune Up * Watermelon Man.
Vol. 2 - Standards for Starters features: Don't Get Around Much Anymore * Exactly like You * Fly Me to the Moon * Have You Met Miss Jones? * Honeysuckle Rose * I Remember You * If I Should Lose You * It Could Happen to You * Moon River * My Favorite Things * On a Slow Boat to China * Out of Nowhere * Softly as in a Morning Sunrise * Speak Low * The Very Thought of You * Watch What Happens * The Way You Look Tonight * Yesterdays.
Vol. 3 - Vital Jazz Classics contains: Afternoon in Paris * Doxy * 500 Miles High * Girl Talk * Holy Land * Impressions * In Walked Bud * The Jive Samba * Lady Bird * Maiden Voyage * Mercy, Mercy, Mercy * My Little Suede Shoes * Recorda-Me * St. Thomas * Solar * Song for My Father * Stolen Moments * Sunny.
Vol. 4 - Basic Blues includes: All Blues * Birk's Works * Bloomdido * Blue Seven * Blue Train (Blue Trane) * Blues in the Closet * Cousin Mary * Freddie Freeloader * The Jody Grind * Jumpin' with Symphony Sid * Nostalgia in Times Square * Now See How You Are * Now's the Time * Sonnymoon for Two * Tenor Madness * Things Ain't What They Used to Be * Turnaround * Two Degrees East, Three Degrees West.
Jam-packed with jazz classics, Hal Leonard Easy Jazz Play-Along volumes are a bargain at $19.99 each.