About this book
Jazz Conception Alto Sax is a new and exciting way for players at all levels to learn the language of jazz!
Each book/CD set features 21 solo etudes based on chord changes to standards and blues. See and hear how a well known soloist phrases and articulates, and play along with or without the soloist on the CD.
Created by New York recording artist Jim Snidero, the Jazz Conception series is one of the most influential education works in jazz history. Used in countless schools around the world, these etudes have provided students, teachers and even professional musicians with deeply authentic compositions that have helped them to become better jazz musicians and improvisers.
The musicians on the recording have been band members of some of the greatest jazz artists of all. These include Dizzy Gillespie, Sonny Rollins, Art Blakey, Horace Silver, and many more. Using the best recording production techniques, there are no better play-alongs on the market.
This new edition includes sections on phrasing and improvisation, as well as listening suggestions. The phrasing section explains jazz articulation and other jazz effects, and woodwind and brass editions now include complete phrase markings for all 21 etudes! The improvisation section includes many extracted ideas for improvisation (II-V-I’s, blues and turnarounds), vocabulary exercises, and chord/scale relationships with correlating vocabulary examples.