The All - Jazz Real Book in C mit CD
Notes from Larry Dunlap - Music editor: " when I was first playing jazz in the early 1960s, some of my greatest thrill would be in finding particularly hip music books and playing through the tunes. There wasn't nearly as much jazz music available 40 years ago, but I still fondly remember books of arrangements and/ or jazz transcriptions from people like andre Previn, Dave Brubeck and a few others.
Later I found books by Oscar Peterson and Errol Garner. Even though some of them were a bit beyond my young abilities, I would have a big smile " discovering" a new chord voicing or playing a written grace note that made me feel like I was learning a jazz "secret". Then there were the "sketch ork" books (I'm not kidding) with lead sheets abd basic arrangements from people like Jimmy Guiffre, Gerry Mulligan and shorty Rogers. And "down beat" magazine had an arrangement in almost every issue.
- These were more fun to me than any sport or other diversion. I was learning chord progressions that were sending me in new directions. I was discovering melodies that filled my heart with joy. These discoveries of new tunes and interesting ways of playing them were the highlights of my many hours at the piano. Whether you are a young musican just learning or professional with many years (and a lot catered food) under your belt, you will find a lot of joy in these pages. You will make many unexpected discoveries and your ears will be opened wide by the great compositions here. I'm sure each musican will find their own reveleations and thrill among the tunes in this book. I could take up this page and more just listing my own high points. The Miles Davis-Gil Evans collaborations; tunes from Marc Copland, Denny Zeitlin, Ralph Towner, Fred Hersch, Kenny Werner, Alan Pasqua, Michael Brecker and other contemporary composers (where else can you find music by these cats?); the wonderful Brazilian tunes of Jobim, Ivan
- Lins, etc.; and classic tunes from Bill Evans, Cannonball, Tadd Dameron, Cedar Walton, and on and on. (Check out "Ode To Ken Saro-Wiwa.") You are going to have a lote of enlightening fun (with or without your clothes on). These discoveries are a big part of the joy we all find in music.
The accompanying CD is a very special addition. You get chance to hear many of the tunes that would be difficult to find on recordings. Recording these tunes was an inspired idea from Chuck Sher. It was another big thrill for me to record these tunes with some of the best musicans in jazz today. Thanks, guys, for your formidable efforts and many smiles. There were a couple of spots where we altered a note here and there after we did the recording. The written music is correct in these cases.