Available for alto/bari saxophone, tenor/sop saxophone, guitar, trumpet and flute. 

A collection of written solos on standard tunes along with demo and  backing tracks. The 28 solos provide you with a wealth of jazz and blues vocabulary, phrasing, licks, and articulation. They serve as a template or blueprint for your own improvisations and playing them will improve your ear, technique and reading. 

Included are solos over the chord progressions to: A Foggy Day, Beautiful Love, Autumn Leaves, Song For My Father, Just Friends, Meditation, My Funny Valentine, There Will Never Be Another You, Tenor Madness, On Green Dolphin Street, September In The Rain, Blue Bossa, Sugar, The Girl From Ipanema, Have You Met Miss Jones, Four Brothers, Satin Doll, Solar, After You've Gone, Jump, Jive and Wail, St. Thomas, Out Of Nowhere, My Foolish Heart, I Love You, Moment's Notice, Mr. Sandman, and It Could Happen To You!

In English, German and French.

“I wish there was a book like this when I was coming up! Jeff has masterfully put his many years of improvisational know-how into an easy to grasp and infinitely helpful book for players who want to start soloing or improve their abilities--and do it quickly. This is a phenomenal ‘master class’ for mid-level to advanced players, complete with all the tools needed to get to that next level of improvisation we all intuitively crave! Bravo.” DAVE KOZ (9-time Grammy nominee, 9 No. 1 albums, multi-platinum selling artist)

"Jeff's book is an extremely useful tool that will help anyone interested in developing their bebop vocabulary. The solos are very clear and contain many essential building blocks of the jazz language. His explanation and demonstration of jazz articulation and phrasing is also very helpful. A welcome addition to the lexicon of jazz educational material." RICK MARGITZA (Miles Davis, Maria Schneider, Blue Note Records)

"Essential Solos is a very well-crafted improvising primer, chock full of detailed information and useful study tools for the aspiring jazz soloist. Clear and precise, but with plenty of 'meat on the bones' for the more advanced student. I highly recommend Essential Solos." ANDY SNITZER (Billy Joel, Paul Simon, The Rolling Stones)


 Essential Solos for Alto Sax               Essential Solos for Flute                 Essential Solos for Guitar               Essential Solos for Trumpet