12 Jazz Etudes Based on Popular Standards
Andy says about the 12 Jazz Etudes:
“The idea for this project came from the many requests from friends and students asking me to write a book about how I approach my jazz improvisations.
” I didn’t think that I would be able to simplify my style of improvising, (which tends to be virtuosic and blindingly fast at times). I also felt that I’d need to work my way through a series of long, complex books in order to give the subject its due credit.
However, after thinking further about this project further, I decided that perhaps the best way to approach this book would be to create a series of arrangements based on well-known, established jazz standards and then to improvise over these in real-time.”
Included in the piano part to these etudes is a solo analysis score that contains all of the chord changes relevant to the solo’s construction. The student of jazz improvisation can use these to de-construct and study at their leisure.”
The product comes complete with the Soloist part, Piano Score with solo analysis score (in the back portion). Audio performance with a rhythm section backing tracks (piano, guitar, bass, and drums).
ETUDES for Book 1:
1. Anyone for Tea? (based on “Tea for Two”)
2. ‘Cause I need You (based on “If I Had You”)
3. Be My Guest (an original)
4. Red & Gold (based on “Autumn Leaves”)
5. Bye, Bye Birdie (based on “Bye, Bye Blackbird”)
6. Where’s Bill? (based on “Won’t You Come Home Bill Bailey”)
Book 2 in this series