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.

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.

Smooth Jazz And Books – David Benoit Anthology

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.

This Anthology is available here.

Smooth Jazz And Books – Best of Grover Washington, Jr. (Saxophone)

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.

Buy this book here.

Smooth Jazz And Books – Volume 103 – David Sanborn

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.

Buy the Book/CD package here.

Smooth Jazz And Books – Death, Deceit, And Some Smooth Jazz: An Amanda Bell Brown Mystery

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.

You get the book here.

Smooth Jazz And Books – Ultra Smooth Jazz Grooves For Bb tenor saxophone

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.

This book/CD is available at Amazon.com.

Smooth Jazz And Books – A Reference Guide to Jazz from 1890-2010: Including Ragtime, Swing Music, Bebop, Hard Bop, Latin Jazz, Smooth Jazz, Acid Jazz and Many more

Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online.

This book features an overview of jazz and its stylistic evolution throughout the years. The book is divided according to following time periods: 1890-1910; 1920-1930; 1940-1950; 1960-1970 and 1980-2010. It includes descriptions of various types such as ragtime, dixieland, swing, bebop, post-bop, smooth jazz and acid jazz.

Project Webster represents a new publishing paradigm, allowing disparate content sources to be curated into cohesive, relevant, and informative books. To date, this content has been curated from Wikipedia articles and images under Creative Commons licensing, although as Project Webster continues to increase in scope and dimension, more licensed and public domain content is being added. We believe books such as this represent a new and exciting lexicon in the sharing of human knowledge.

This book is available at Amazon.com.

Smooth Jazz And Books – Music Minus One Tenor or Alto Saxophone: Smooth Jazz for Saxophone

Play originals and contemporary standards for the modern saxophonist. Listen to the Soloist-then play the selections yourself. Perfect for practice, performance, auditions and for everyday listening pleasure!

Performed by Rich Maraday, tenor sax
Accompaniment: The MMO Band

Song Listing:
Ribbon in the Sky
Sweetest Taboo
Let it Flow
Saxophone
No Ordinary Love
Unbreak My Heart
All around the World
Another Sad Love Song

Buy this songbook at Amazon.com.

Smooth Jazz And Books – A Guide to Smooth Jazz

Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The ’90s saw the birth of a new instrumental genre called smooth jazz. Born by combining the great funky jazz instrumentals of the ’70s with the “keep them on the floor” R&B dance grooves of the late ’80s, smooth jazz has become a constant on radio airwaves across the globe.

Project Webster represents a new publishing paradigm, allowing disparate content sources to be curated into cohesive, relevant, and informative books. To date, this content has been curated from Wikipedia articles and images under Creative Commons licensing, although as Project Webster continues to increase in scope and dimension, more licensed and public domain content is being added. We believe books such as this represent a new and exciting lexicon in the sharing of human knowledge.

A Guide to Smooth Jazz Including Its Stylistic Origin, Cultural Origin, Widely Associated Instrument, Pioneering Artists, Record Labels, and More by Charlotte Adele is available at Amazon.com.

Smooth Jazz And Books – Ultra Smooth Jazz Grooves for Flute

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.

Andrew composed and recorded all the rhythm tracks used in this book. In their opinion, the melodies were so catchy they couldn t resist developing them into completed songs. Mainline Connection , Villefranche sur-Mer and You re The Only One In My Life , are a few featured on their second CD, Mainline Connection . Their CD’s or mp3 downloads are available from iTunes, Amazon.com, CD Baby or from The Super Groovers web site.

The smooth jazz grooves in this 50 page book feature a variety of contemporary rhythm section styles including R&B, Jazz, Funk, Top 40, Rock, Gospel, Hip Hop and Latin. These stylistic influences are frequently associated with smooth jazz.

Popular artists in this genre include, The Super Groovers, David Sanborn, Eric Marienthal, Kenny G, David Benoit, Dave Koz, Tom Scott, Gerald Albright, Candy Dulfer, Wilton Felder, Boney James, Chris Botti, Chuck Mangione, Sade, George Benson, Peter White, Lee Ritenour, Earl Klugh, Larry Carlton, Jeff Lorber, Brian Culbertson, George Duke, Paul Hardcastle, Joe Sample, Spyro Gyra, Pat Metheny, Four Play, The Yellow Jackets and The Rippingtons.

We suggest that you become acquainted with as many of these artists as possible by purchasing their CD’s or mp3’s via retailers such as itunes or Amazon.com On each of the 20 tracks, the groove is separated into 3 melodic ideas. Each melodic idea (example or riff) is played first, by the flute with the groove, followed by just the rhythm section groove, without the flute. The 1st example is usually the easiest, the 2nd slightly harder and the 3rd the most difficult.

Ultra Smooth Jazz Grooves for Flute is available at Amazon.com.

Smooth Jazz And Books – The Total Jazz Guitarist

The Total Jazz Guitarist is an exciting journey through the diverse world of jazz guitar playing. You start with basic lessons on the major scale and end up playing intricately beautiful chord melodies and soloing over tricky jazz chord progressions. This wide-ranging study is for all players from beginning to advanced.

The beginning-to-intermediate student will find all the tools needed to become a great guitarist, while the more advanced player will find lots of useful tips and a fresh perspective on jazz guitar. Whether this is your first jazz guitar book or you’ve been studying for years, this is the one place to get everything you need to make you a great jazz guitarist. A CD demonstrating the examples in the book is included. This book is great for someone who wishes to learn how to play jazz, or for someone who knows a little and wants to become more proficient.

Get one of the last copies at Amazon.com.

Smooth Jazz And Books – The Nils Songbook

This book now comes with a CD of all the songs with out the lead guitar. So you can jam along with the track.
To get an autographed copy enter your name in the field below

Lead sheets for 12 songs plus a note by note guitar transcriptions with tablature for Nils’ #1 Hits “Pacific Coast Highway” and “Jump Start” and “Catnap”

Songs include:

Back Pocket , Cat Nap, Coming Home, Cruisin’, Jump Start, Just Smile, Last Night, Midnight Breeze, Ready To Play, Sneakin’, Sunrise on Sunset and Pacific Coast Highway

The songbook is available at Nils’ website.

Smooth Jazz And Books – Ultra Smooth Jazz Grooves for Violin

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.

Andrew composed and recorded all the rhythm tracks used in this book. In their opinion, the melodies were so catchy they couldn t resist developing them into completed songs. Mainline Connection , Villefranche sur-Mer and You re The Only One In My Life , are a few featured on their second CD, Mainline Connection . Their CD’s or mp3 downloads are available from iTunes, Amazon.com, CD Baby or from The Super Groovers web site. The smooth jazz grooves in this 50 page book feature a variety of contemporary rhythm section styles including R&B, Jazz, Funk, Top 40, Rock, Gospel, Hip Hop and Latin.

These stylistic influences are frequently associated with smooth jazz. Popular artists in this genre include, The Super Groovers, David Sanborn, Eric Marienthal, Kenny G, David Benoit, Dave Koz, Tom Scott, Gerald Albright, Candy Dulfer, Wilton Felder, Boney James, Chris Botti, Chuck Mangione, Sade, George Benson, Peter White, Lee Ritenour, Earl Klugh, Larry Carlton, Jeff Lorber, Brian Culbertson, George Duke, Paul Hardcastle, Joe Sample, Spyro Gyra, Pat Metheny, Four Play, The Yellow Jackets and The Rippingtons.

We suggest that you become acquainted with as many of these artists as possible by purchasing their CD’s or mp3’s via retailers such as itunes or Amazon.com On each of the 20 tracks, the groove is separated into 3 melodic ideas. Each melodic idea (example or riff) is played first, by the violin with the groove, followed by just the rhythm section groove, without the violin. The 1st example is usually the easiest, the 2nd slightly harder and the 3rd the most difficult. The Super Groovers were very fortunate to have violinist extraordinaire Christian Howes perform and record the violin examples in the book.

This book is available at Amazon.com.

Smooth Jazz And Books – Best of Dave Koz

A first-ever collection from world-renowned saxophonist Dave Koz. 15 songs, including: Castle of Dreams * Faces of the Heart * Honey-Dipped * Just to Be Next to You * Know You by Heart * Wake Up Call * and more!

This book received high acclaims by Ralph Francis Revilleza: If you’re looking for a book that contains the best songs from performing artist Dave Koz, then this book will be your best choice. I’m lucky enough to get a hand on this book as well as Dave’s “The Dance” song book, and these two books are the best you could ever have. The songs are really precise on their translations and the fact that it’s artist approved makes it even more assuring that it is correct. All in all, I am very please with this product and would recommend it to other sax players.

 Best of Dave Koz is available at Amazon.com.

Smooth Jazz And Books – The Best of Kim Waters: The #1 Songs and Solos by the #1 Smooth Jazz Saxophonist

JazzTimes hails Waters as “simply one of the planet’s best saxophonists.” Here are authentic, note-for-note transcriptions of 13 of his best tunes, plus a preface in which he discusses his inspirations and approach to playing. Songs: Easy Going * Fallin’ for You * In Deep * In the Groove * In the House * Let’s Get on It * Nightfall * The Ride * Secrets Told * Steppin’ Out * Two Hearts of Mine * Until Dawn * Waterfall.

The Best of Kim Waters: The #1 Songs and Solos by the #1 Smooth Jazz Saxophonist is available at Amazon.com.

Smooth Jazz And Books – Smooth Jazz: Trumpet Play-Along Pack

Founded in 1947, Hal Leonard Corporation has become the worlds largest print music publisher, representing some of the greatest songwriters and artists of all time. We are proud to publish titles of interest to all musicians as well as music lovers, from songbooks and instructional titles to artist biographies and instrument price guides to books about the music industry and all the performing arts.

11 contemporary smooth jazz favorites arranged for instrumental solo and including a CD with great full-band accompaniment tracks. Songs include: Just the Two of Us * Morning Dance * She Could Be Mine * Silhouette * Songbird * This Masquerade * Tourist in Paradise * We’re in This Love Together.

This book is available at Amazon.com.

Smooth Jazz And Books – Ultra Smooth Jazz Grooves for Bb Instruments

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.

The smooth jazz grooves in this 48 page book feature a variety of contemporary rhythm section styles including R&B, Jazz, Funk, Top 40, Rock, Gospel, Hip Hop and Latin.. These stylistic influences are frequently associated with smooth jazz. Popular artists in this genre include, The Super Groovers, David Sanborn, Eric Marienthal, Kenny G, Dave Koz, Tom Scott, Gerald Albright, Candy Dulfer, Wilton Felder, Boney James, Chris Botti, Chuck Mangione, Sade, George Benson, Peter White, Lee Ritenour, Earl Klugh, Larry Carlton, Jeff Lorber, Brian Culbertson, George Duke, Joe Sample, Spyro Gyra, Pat Metheny, Four Play, The Yellow Jackets and The Rippingtons.

On each of the 20 tracks, the groove is separated into 3 melodic ideas. Each melodic idea (example or riff) is played first, by the saxophone with the groove, followed by just the rhythm section groove, without sax. The 1st example is usually the easiest, the 2nd slightly harder and the 3rd the most difficult.

Versions for each groove are available separately as midi files or extended MP3 files where the rhythm tracks for each groove are recorded for approximately 2 minutes.

In their opinion, the melodies were so catchy they couldn’t resist developing them into completed songs. Mainline Connection , Villefranche sur-Mer and You re The Only One In My Life , are a few featured on their second CD, Mainline Connection . Their CD’s or mp3 downloads are available from iTunes, Amazon.com, CD Baby or from The Super Groovers web site.

Ultra Smooth Jazz Grooves for Bb Instruments is available at Amazon.com.

 

Smooth Jazz And Books – Outside the Lines

Founded in 1947, Hal Leonard Corporation has become the worlds largest print music publisher, representing some of the greatest songwriters and artists of all time. We are proud to publish titles of interest to all musicians as well as music lovers, from songbooks and instructional titles to artist biographies and instrument price guides to books about the music industry and all the performing arts.

This unique book offers smooth jazz stylings of nine sacred standards, in moderately difficult arrangements for solo keyboard with optional guitar, bass and percussion. Tunes include: Be Thou My Vision * Jesus Paid It All * Lamb of God * Shout to the Lord * Wonderful Words of Life * and more.

Smooth Jazz And Books – Famous Saxophone Solos From R&B Pop And Smooth Jazz

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

Get this book from Amazon.com.

Smooth Jazz And Books – Smooth Jazz

Easy arrangements of 18 terrific songs by such primary proponents of the smooth jazz genre as Fourplay, Chuck Mangione, Kenny G, Grover Washington, Jr., Spyro Gyra, David Sanborn, Al Jarreau, The Rippingtons, and others. Includes: Bali Run * Just the Two of Us * Morning Dance * She Likes to Watch * Songbird * This Masquerade * We’re in This Love Together * more.

Founded in 1947, Hal Leonard Corporation has become the worlds largest print music publisher, representing some of the greatest songwriters and artists of all time. We are proud to publish titles of interest to all musicians as well as music lovers, from songbooks and instructional titles to artist biographies and instrument price guides to books about the music industry and all the performing arts.

Get this book at Amazon.com.

 

Smooth Jazz And Books – Ultra Smooth Jazz Grooves for Eb Instruments

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.

The smooth jazz grooves in this 48 page book feature a variety of contemporary rhythm section styles including R&B, Jazz, Funk, Top 40, Rock, Gospel, Hip Hop and Latin.. These stylistic influences are frequently associated with smooth jazz. Popular artists in this genre include, The Super Groovers, David Sanborn, Eric Marienthal, Kenny G, Dave Koz, Tom Scott, Gerald Albright, Candy Dulfer, Wilton Felder, Boney James, Chris Botti, Chuck Mangione, Sade, George Benson, Peter White, Lee Ritenour, Earl Klugh, Larry Carlton, Jeff Lorber, Brian Culbertson, George Duke, Joe Sample, Spyro Gyra, Pat Metheny, Four Play, The Yellow Jackets and The Rippingtons.

On each of the 20 tracks, the groove is separated into 3 melodic ideas. Each melodic idea (example or riff) is played first, by the saxophone with the groove, followed by just the rhythm section groove, without sax. The 1st example is usually the easiest, the 2nd slightly harder and the 3rd the most difficult.

Versions for each groove are available separately as midi files or extended MP3 files where the rhythm tracks for each groove are recorded for approximately 2 minutes.

In their opinion, the melodies were so catchy they couldn’t resist developing them into completed songs. Mainline Connection , Villefranche sur-Mer and You re The Only One In My Life , are a few featured on their second CD, Mainline Connection . Their CD’s or mp3 downloads are available from iTunes, Amazon.com, CD Baby or from The Super Groovers web site.

Ultra Smooth Jazz Grooves for Eb Instruments is available at Amazon.com.

Smooth Jazz And Books – Smooth Jazz: Flute Instrumental Play-Along Pack

Solo arrangements of 11 contemporary smooth jazz favorites with great full-band accompaniment tracks on CD. Songs: Bali Run * Breezin’ * Harlem Nocturne * Just the Two of Us * Morning Dance * She Could Be Mine * Silhouette * Songbird * This Masquerade * Tourist in Paradise * We’re in This Love Together.

Available at Amazon.com.

Smooth Jazz And Books – Smooth Jazz: 13 Favorite Songs Arranged for Piano Solo

Founded in 1947, Hal Leonard Corporation has become the worlds largest print music publisher, representing some of the greatest songwriters and artists of all time. We are proud to publish titles of interest to all musicians as well as music lovers, from songbooks and instructional titles to artist biographies and instrument price guides to books about the music industry and all the performing arts.

13 contemporary jazz favorites, including: Cast Your Fate to the Wind * Feels So Good * Home * Just the Two of Us * Morning Dance * Mountain Dance * Peg * She Could Be Mine * Silhouette * Songbird * This Masquerade * Turn Your Love Around * We’re in This Love Together.

This songbook is available at Amazon.com.

Smooth Jazz And Books – Smooth Jazz Classics – Jazz Play-Along Volume 155 Bk/Cd

For use with all B-flat E-flat Bass Clef and C instruments the Jazz Play-Along Series is the ultimate learning tool for all jazz musicians. With musician-friendly lead sheets melody cues and other split-track choices on the included CD these first-of-a-kind packages help you master improvisation while playing some of the greatest tunes of all time.

For study each tune includes a split track with:

Melody cue with proper style and inflection.

Professional rhythm tracks

Choruses for soloing

Removable bass part

Removable piano part.

for performance each tune also has:

An additional full stereo accompaniment track (no melody)

Additional choruses for soloing.

10 songs: Black Frost – Chain Reaction – Chicago Song – Maputo – Rise – Shaker Song – Silhouette – Tourist in Paradise – Turn Your Love Around – You Make Me Smile

Smooth Jazz And Books – Smooth Jazz: Jazz Piano Solos Series

Founded in 1947, Hal Leonard Corporation has become the worlds largest print music publisher, representing some of the greatest songwriters and artists of all time. We are proud to publish titles of interest to all musicians as well as music lovers, from songbooks and instructional titles to artist biographies and instrument price guides to books about the music industry and all the performing arts.

This edition offers 16 contemporary favorites: Bali Run (Fourplay) * Cast Your Fate to the Wind (David Benoit) * Just the Two of Us (Grover Washington, Jr.) * Morning Dance (Spyro Gyra) * Mountain Dance (Dave Grusin) * Rio De Janeiro Blue (Randy Crawford) * She Likes to Watch (Rippingtons) * Songbird (Kenny G) * This Masquerade (George Benson) * We’re in This Love Together (Al Jarreau) * and more.

This book is available at Amazon.com.

Smooth Jazz And Books – Alto Sax Play-Along Book/CD Pack

Smooth Jazz: Alto Sax Play-Along Book/CD Pack is from the  series Hal Leonard Instrumental Play-Along. It offers 11 contemporary smooth jazz favorites arranged for instrumental solo and including a CD with great full-band accompaniment tracks.

Songs include: Just the Two of Us * Morning Dance * She Could Be Mine * Silhouette * Songbird * This Masquerade * Tourist in Paradise * We’re in This Love Together. This CD/book combination is available at Amazon.com.

Smooth Jazz And Books – Death, Deceit & Some Smooth Jazz

Amanda Bell Brown has decided the only way she’ll ever be a mother is by becoming the owner of a squirrel-like exotic pet called a sugar-glider. Even though she’s a psychologist, she’s having issues over her mid-thirties, childless, single state. The man she loves, Lieutenant Jazz Brown, a homicide detective, told her months ago that despite his being single, he is unavailable, and Bell is trying to move on.

Then one chilly Detroit night, he shows up at her door coatless and sporting scratches on his face. Jazz wants to talk. And Bell’s life is about to get very complicated: Jazz’s ex-wife was murdered that very night. Jazz is the only suspect, and Bell is determined to find out who the real killer is, even as she now harbors doubts about her relationship with Jazz. With little help from anyone else, Bell turns to God and her faith to guide her. Insecure yet intrepid, Burney’s comically clever sleuth is endearing and inspiring.

Get this book at Amazon.com.

Smooth Jazz And Books – Pools of Light

The companion sheet music book to Brian Kelly‘s top-charting Pools of Light CD. Transcribed by the composer, the songbook consists of twelve solo piano transcriptions on 88 pages, including performance notes and detailed fingerings, spiral-bound, printed on high quality paper, with a glossy cover, for advanced players. Published by Skylight Music. ISBN: 978-0979422010

For more information visit Brian’s website.

Smooth Jazz And Books – Smooth Jazz: Jazz Play-Along Series Volume 65

For use with all Bb, Eb and C instruments, the Jazz Play-Along Series is the ultimate learning tool for all jazz musicians. With musician-friendly lead sheets, melody cues and other split-track choices on the included CD, this first-of-its-kind package makes learning to play jazz easier than ever before.

For study, each tune includes a split track with: * Melody cue with proper style and inflection * Professional rhythm tracks * Choruses for soloing * Removable bass part * Removable piano part.

For performance, each tune also has: * An additional full stereo accompaniment track (no melody) * Additional choruses for soloing. 10 songs: Angela * Cast Your Fate to the Wind * Feels So Good * Give Me the Night * Just the Two of Us * Minute by Minute * Morning Dance * Songbird * Street Life * This Masquerade.

Smooth Jazz: Jazz Play-Along Series Volume 65 is available at Amazon.com.

Smooth Jazz And Books – Smooth Jazz Guitarists

Hephaestus Books represents a new publishing paradigm, allowing disparate content sources to be curated into cohesive, relevant, and informative books. To date, this content has been curated from Wikipedia articles and images under Creative Commons licensing, although as Hephaestus Books continues to increase in scope and dimension, more licensed and public domain content is being added. We believe books such as this represent a new and exciting lexicon in the sharing of human knowledge. This particular book is a collaboration focused on Smooth jazz guitarists.

Smooth Jazz Guitarists is about George Benson, Bernie Williams, Chieli Minucci, Greg Carmichael, Patrick Yandall, Joyce Cooling, Larry Carlton, Earl Klugh, Nick Webb, Jonathan Butler and many more. For more information about this book follow this link.

Smooth Jazz And Books – Ultra Smooth Grooves for Guitar

The smooth jazz grooves in this 46 page book feature a variety of contemporary rhythm section styles including R&B, Jazz, Funk, Top 40, Rock, Gospel, Hip Hop and Latin. These stylistic influences are frequently associated with smooth jazz. Popular artists in this genre include, The Super Groovers, David Sanborn, Eric Marienthal, Kenny G, Dave Koz, Tom Scott, Gerald Albright, Candy Dulfer, Wilton Felder, Boney James, Chris Botti, Chuck Mangione, Sade, George Benson, Peter White, Lee Ritenour, Earl Klugh, Larry Carlton, Jeff Lorber, Brian Culbertson, George Duke, Joe Sample, Spyro Gyra, Pat Metheny, Four Play, The Yellow Jackets and The Rippingtons.

On each of the 20 tracks, the groove is separated into 3 melodic ideas. Each melodic idea (example or riff) is played first, by the guitar with the groove, followed by just the rhythm section groove, without the guitar. The 1st example is usually the easiest, the 2nd slightly harder and the 3rd the most difficult.

“The Super Groovers” consists of a core group of two super talented musicians Frank Villafranca playing tenor, alto and soprano saxophones and Andrew D. Gordon playing keyboards, guitar, computer programming, creating modern jazz/funk/latin/blues grooves influenced from the 60’s & 70s.  They have created this popular series.

Smooth Jazz And Books – Smooth Jazz Piano: Keyboard Style Series

 

This comprehensive book and CD package will teach you the basic skills you need to play smooth jazz piano. From comping to soloing, you’ll learn the theory, the tools, and the tricks used by the pros. The accompanying CD features many of the examples in the book performed either solo or with a full band.

Specifically, you’ll learn: scales and chords, harmony and voicings, progressions and comping, rhythmic concepts, melodies and soloing, characteristic stylings, the history of jazz, and more. The Hal Leonard Keyboard Style Series provides focused lessons that contain valuable how-to insight, essential playing tips, and beneficial information for all players. Comprehensive treatment is given to each subject, complete with a companion CD.

Smooth Jazz Piano: Keyboard Style Series is available in all online stores.