Smooth Jazz And Books – Benson: The Autobiography

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This summer will see the release of  Benson: The Autobiography.

Benson: The Autobiography follows Lil’ Georgie Benson from his remarkable rise from the ghettos of Pittsburgh to the stages of Dubai, and everywhere in between.

George’s tales of scuffling on the road with jazz legend Brother Jack McDuff, navigating his way through the recording studio with Miles Davis, and emerging as the first true (and truly successful) jazz/soul crossover artist will enthrall devotees of both music history and pop culture.

This long-awaited book allows readers to meet one of the most beloved, prolific, and bestselling musicians of any era.

You can pre-order the book from Amazon here.

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Smooth Jazz And Books – Ultra Smooth Jazz Play-A-Long Book

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With the worldwide success of The Super Groovers previous music instructional book series Ultra Smooth Jazz Grooves for Bb & Eb Sax, Flute, Guitar and Keyboards containing 8 measure grooves in various smooth jazz styles, they decided to create a play-a-long book of full length songs from their two albums Supergroovin and Mainline Connection.

They picked songs that would give the music student a variety of styles to choose from, ranging from the pop/jazz style of You Are The Only One In My Life , minor blues of To The T and A Cry For Peace , funky/blues of Super Groover , latin style of Groovin With The In Crowd and Villefranche Sur Mer , gospel style of To Our Loved Ones , reggae style of Right Track Wrong train To Jamaica , funky/jazz of Mainline Connection , Keeping The Past Alive and the bonus track Destinasian and lastly the funky jazz/swing feel of Spritual Seeker .

The audio files that come with the book contains full rhythm backing tracks. You can buy this item at Amazon.com.

 

Smooth Jazz And Books – Famous Saxophone Solos

Famous Saxophone Solos

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.

Famous Saxophone Solos is available at this prestigious website.

 

Smooth Jazz And Books – The Classic John Klemmer Songbook

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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.

This songbook is still available here.

Smooth Jazz And Books – Get Here

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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.

Get this book here.

Smooth Jazz And Books – David Sanborn Collection

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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!”

David Sanborn Collection is available here.

Smooth Jazz And Books – David Benoit – Seattle Morning

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.

This songbook is available here.