Perform some of the best-known sax solos of all time! Playing these clearly rendered and meticulously detailed transcriptions will give you insight into the styles of sax greats such as Michael Brecker, Kenny G, David Sanborn, Jay Beckenstein, and many others. Berklee professor Jeff Harrington’s introduction offers tips on how to practice and perform. Features solos from 17 songs: Against All Odds • Baby, I Love Your Way • I Heard It Through the Grapevine • Love Is a Wonderful Thing • Morning Dance • Still Crazy After All These Years • Time Passages • Walk on the Wild Side • and more.
“I love the clarity with which all the different solos are transcribed, and it’s great to have the opportunity to see all this incredible work from such a wide variety of soloists.”
– Kenny G.
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The Classic John Klemmer Songbook by John Klemmer. For Saxophone. Instrumental Folio. Smooth Jazz, Jazz Fusion, New Age and Play Along. Difficulty: medium. Instrumental solo book and accompaniment CD. Standard notation, chord names, introductory text, black & white photos and discography. 37 pages. Published by Centerstream Publications (HL.280).
ISBN 157424101X. With standard notation, chord names, introductory text, black & white photos and discography. Smooth Jazz, Jazz Fusion, New Age and Play Along. 9×12 inches.
A true music innovator, composer and saxophonist John Klemmer is credited with paving the way for the smooth jazz and new age genres. This unique book/CD pack contains Klemmer’s actual recorded tunes from his hit MCA records Touch and Barefoot Ballet. Following the recorded versions are complete rhythm tracks for soloing and improvising. Songs include: Body Pulse, Forest Child, Waterwheels and more, in both concert key for all instruments, and in Bb for saxophone. Includes spoken introductions by Klemmer, a biography, and a foreword by Rheuben Allen, owner of LA’s famous Sax Shop.
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Get Here by Oleta Adams. By Brenda Russell. For voice, piano and guitar chords. This edition: Piano/Vocal/Chords. Artist/Personality; Piano/Vocal/Chords; Sheet; Solo. Gospel and Adult Contemporary. Difficulty: medium. Single. Vocal melody, piano accompaniment, lyrics, chord names and guitar chord diagrams. 6 pages. Published by Hal Leonard (HL.321843).
With vocal melody, piano accompaniment, lyrics, chord names and guitar chord diagrams. Gospel and Adult Contemporary. 9×12 inches.
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David Sanborn Collection (Soprano and Alto Saxophone) by David Sanborn for Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone. Hal Leonard Artist Transcriptions. Smooth Jazz. Difficulty: medium. Instrumental solo songbook. Chord names, introductory text and discography. 76 pages. Published by Hal Leonard (HL.675000).
Artist Transcriptions are authentic, note-for-note transcriptions of the hottest wind, electronic, guitar and keyboard artists. These outstanding, accurate arrangements are in an easy-to-read format which includes all essential lines. Artist Transcriptions can be used to perform, sequence or reference.
5 transcriptions of this sax player’s best, including A Change Of Heart, Hideaway, Straight to the Heart and more.
Jason Parks comments: “If your looking for very detailed Transcriptions of David Sanborn then this is the book for you!”
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David Benoit – Seattle Morning by David Benoit. For Piano/Keyboard. Pianosoft. Disk. Published by Hal Leonard (HL.501088).
Top-ranked New Age/Jazz artist David Benoit performs several of his own pieces and lends a lyrical touch to compositions by Brubeck, Oscar Peterson, and Bill Evans.
1. Waiting For Spring 2. Kei’s Song 3. Strange Meadowlark 4. Linus And Lucy 5. Waltz For Debbie 6. Blue Rondo A La Turk 7. Cast Your Fate To The Wind 8. Cakewalk 9. If I Could Reach Rainbows 10. Seattle Morning 11. Remembering What You Said 12. Once Running Free 13. I Remember Bill Evans 14. The Last Goodbye.
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David Benoit Anthology by David Benoit. For Piano/Keyboard. Artist/Personality; Piano – Personality Book; Piano Supplemental. Piano/Vocal/Guitar Artist Songbook. Smooth Jazz. SMP Level 8 (Early Advanced). Collection. Standard notation and chord names (does not include words to the songs). 71 pages. Alfred Music Publishing #PF0708. Published by Alfred Music Publishing (HL.321561).
ISBN 0769207774. With standard notation and chord names (does not include words to the songs). Smooth Jazz. 9×12 inches.
Includes: Beach Trails * Freedom at Midnight * Kei’s Song * The Man with the Panama Hat * Every Step of the Way * The Key to You * Looking Back * Snow Dancing * Urban Daydreams and more.
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Best of Grover Washington, Jr. (Saxophone). (Note-for-Note Saxophone Transcriptions). By Grover Washington, Jr.. For soprano saxophone solo, tenor saxophone solo and alto saxophone solo. Instrumental. Jazz and Smooth Jazz. Difficulty: medium-difficult to difficult. Saxophone solo songbook. Standard notation, chord names, legend, introductory text and black & white photos. 87 pages. Published by Cherry Lane Music (HL.2500429).
ISBN 1575604906. With standard notation, chord names, legend, introductory text and black & white photos. Jazz and Smooth Jazz. 9×12 inches.
One of the most successful saxophonists of all time, Grover Washington, Jr. began his professional life as a preteen and made and recorded beautiful music for over 30 years before his untimely passing in 1999. This folio features note-for-note sax transcriptions of 13 of his finest songs, including Just the Two of Us, Little Black Samba, Take Me There and more. Also includes a biography, great photos and a fingering guide.
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Volume 103 – David Sanborn by David Sanborn. Edited by Jamey Aebersold. For any C, Eb, Bb, bass instrument or voice. Play-Along series with accompaniment CD. Jamey Aebersold Play-A-Long series. Intermediate, advanced. Book & CD. 64 pages. Published by Jamey Aebersold Jazz (JA.V103DS).
Intermediate/Advanced. A smooth blend of the songs written and recorded by the great alto innovator David Sanborn and his side-man Marcus Miller. State-of-the-art studio production techniques and authentic arrangements by keyboardist Georgy Whitte make this Play-A-Long a sweet change of pace. RHYTHM SECTION IS: Produced & Played by George Whitte.
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How’s a woman supposed to nurse a broken heart when her pet sugar glider is driving her batty, or is that squirrelly? The deafening tick of her biological clock and having no Jazz to soothe her makes Amanda Bell Brown one frazzled forensic psychologist.
When Lieutenant Jazz Brown shows up at Amanda’s door unannounced, her heart competes with her head as she struggles to do the right thing. Jazz says he wants to reconnect and make their relationship work. But there’s just one tiny problem: his ex-wife is found murdered — in his apartment.
Now Amanda has to strap on her sleuthing shoes — the cute gold pair — and work against time to discover the truth, both for herself and for Jazz. But as the body count rises and surprising clues begin to surface, Amanda wonders if anyone can know the heart of a man — especially her man.
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Do you like smooth jazz? Do you like the tenor saxophone? Are David Sanborn, Grover Washington Jr., Kirk Whalum, Eric Marienthal, Kenny G, Wilton Felder and Dave Koz your favorite saxophonists? If you can answer all questions with an astounding yes, then this songbook is for you.
Internationally renowned authors, musicians and recording artists, Frank Villafranca and Andrew D. Gordon of The Super Groovers have composed a collection of grooves and melodies in the Smooth Jazz Genre creating an exciting supplemental jazz study series for beginner, intermediate and advanced jazz students and musicians. After releasing their first CD Supergroovin , which received world wide airplay, they recognized a need in the music publishing business for a series of books on contemporary improvising within the Smooth Jazz genre.
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