Real Books

  The Real Books are the best-selling jazz books of all time. Since the 1970s, musicians have trusted these volumes to get them through every gig, night after night. The problem is that the books were illegally produced and distributed, without any regard to copyright law, or royalties paid to the composers who created these musical masterpieces. Hal Leonard has published the first legitimate and legal editions of these books ever produced, and Music Dispatch has all those editions available!

You won't even notice the difference, other than that all of the notorious errors have been fixed: the covers and typeface look the same, the song list is nearly identical, and the price for our edition is even cheaper than the original! Every conscientious musician will appreciate that these books are now produced accurately and ethically, benefitting the songwriters that we owe for some of the greatest tunes of all time!


20% OFF!

Want to check out the various editions of the Real Book and get a great deal in the process? You're in luck! Click on any of the items below and enter ad code ORGRB in the final step of checkout. This will earn you 20% off your purchase, plus free shipping on orders of $25 or more in the U.S. (for the least expensive shipping method). Order today and save! 

Looking for a particular song? Click here to access the Real Book Songfinder

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Original Volumes
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Original Volumes Play-Along CDs
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Stylistic/Artist Collections
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Instrument-Specific & Vocal Collections
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Resources
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