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USA shipping.Outstanding Jazz Saxophone Solos by Frank Villafranca is designed for the intermediate to advanced student and shows how to play solos or improvise over common chord progressions used in the "Jazz idiom". There are 12 examples, each one being at least 32 measures in length and consists of different jazz styles including Jazz-Blues, Uptempo, Mid Tempo and Slow tempo-Jazz, Jazz-Ballad, Jazz-Funk, Modal-Jazz, Latin-Jazz, Acid-Jazz etc. By utilizing chord progressions from popular jazz songs including: Misty, Girl from Ipanema, This Masquerade, Europa etc. as well as 12 bar Blues progressions, this becomes great source material to learning new improvisational ideas. The examples are recorded 3 times, the first time consists of the saxophone with the rhythm tracks of piano, organ, bass and drums, the second time is just the rhythm tracks and the third time just the rhythm tracks at a slowed down tempo. Eb version for alto sax is also available.
Customer Comment: When I got this book, I was expecting to trash it in the first month after using it, like I do with a lot of my saxophone books that become a bore. However, that was not what happened. When I started playing these totally cool solos I just couldn't stop. I mean, they were actually really fun to play. Several months have passed, but I still havent dumped out this book that really made my day when I first bought it. All my friends love this book too(they play the sax like I do), and its becoming quite popular with all of us. Yep... This is a really, really great book. I recommend it to all the other kids that don't have anything good to play.