How to purchase ESSENTIAL SOLOS

Available for alto, tenor, guitar, trumpet and flute. 

The 28 solos in this book, all over standard tunes, provide you with a wealth of jazz and blues vocabulary, phrasing, idiomatic rhythms and licks. They serve as templates for your improvisations and will help you to create your own solos. Play them with the backing tracks and listen to the demos. They're fun to play and will give you an insiders look into the language and style of jazz. Learning them will improve your playing, ear, technique and improvisation. 

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 DAVE KOZ (multi-platinum selling artist, 9-time Grammy nominee, 9 No. 1 albums) 

"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)

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