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Play-A-Long Sets©

Volumes 61 - 80
[Vol. 1 - 20] [Vol. 21 - 40] [Vol. 41 - 60] [Vol. 80 - 98]
new!See the Brand new volumes!

please note . . . Book/CD package count as three (3) items in calculating shipping charges;
Book/2CD count as four (4).
all descriptive information and summaries ©2002 Jamey Aebersold/Jazz Aids. All rights reserved.

Vol. 61 - Burnin'!!! Up-Tempo Jazz Standards Adv. level

VolVol. 61 - Burnin'!!! Up-Tempo Jazz StandardsOnly for the brave! Find out how good you really are when tempos reach 340 beats per minute! All are songs typically played at "breakneck" speed on popular jazz recordings, club dates and jam sessions. This has been a much requested set and is sure to fill a void in the series. You've heard the stories about jazz masters who used to play "Cherokee" changes in all twelve keys. Now you can see what it's like for yourself. If you cut it at this tempo, you're ready for anything. The "cookin'" rhythm section makes it easy to concentrate on what you are doing and master the technical demands of playing over fast tunes. Dan Haerle or Mark Levine, piano; Todd Coolman or John Goldsby, bass; Ed Soph or Barry Ries, drums. (Book/CD) $14.90


Vol. 62 - Wes Montgomery Jazz Standards

Vol. 62 - Wes Montgomery Jazz StandardsEleven "groovin'" jazz masterpieces from the legendary Wes Montgomery accompanied by a swingin' rhythm section in the style of his popular band. Wes' natural and effortless style is evident in each one of these soulful jazz standards. Great fun for all musicians and wonderful additions to your song list for any gig. Rhythm section is Hal Galper, piano; John Goldsby, bass; Barry Ries, drums. (Book/CD) $14.90


Vol. 63 - Tom Harrell Jazz Originals

Tom HarrellTom has earned a reputation of one of New York's finest jazz trumpet players, and is quickly becoming known for his refreshing style of composition. Here we have twelve of Tom's hand-picked favorites representing a wide range of different styles and grooves. All are a unique blend of contemporary composition with deep roots in tradition. Many of these are destined to be bandstand favorites! Rhythm section is Dan Haerle, piano; Todd Coolman, bass; Ed Soph, drums. (Book/CD) $14.90


Vol. 64 - Salsa/Latin Jazz Classics

Salsa/Latin Jazz ClassicsFinally, an authentic collection of Salsa/Latin favorites, with syncopations, voicings and bass figures guaranteed to make you play in whole new ways and expand your musical awareness. There is no drum set on this recording! All the percussion is purely Latin/American and the rhythm section is tight! Be sure to check this one out - it's like no other play-a-long in the series. Rhythm section is Mark Levine, piano; David Belove, bass; John Santos, timbales, miscellaneous percussion; Harold Muniz, congas, miscellaneous percussion. (Book/CD) $14.90


Vol. 65 - "Four" and More - Organ and Drums

"Four" and MoreMore high energy, finger poppin' favorites from the Hammond B-3 organ of Hank Marr. Here, Hank and Steve come in swingin' from note one and make each song a real thrill to play. Many of these standards are as well known as you'll ever find. Increase your jazz repertoire and have a "blast" in the process. Slower learning tempos throughout. Hank Marr (or Jamey Aebersold,) Hammond B-3 organ; Steve Davis, drums. (Book/2CD) $19.95


Vol. 66 - Billy Strayhorn - "Lush Life"

Vol. 66 - Billy Strayhorn - "Lush Life"Billy Strayhorn is one of the best-loved yet most underrated composers in jazz. His famous collaborations with/and for the Duke Ellington band have become some of jazz's most enduring standards, and now for the first time you can discover for yourself Strayhorn's unique and beautiful style. Discover why Ellington felt such an affinity for this man's compositions. For instrumentalists and vocalists. Rhythm section is Hal Galper, piano; Lynn Seaton, bass; Steve Davis, drums. (Book/CD) $14.90


Vol. 67 - Tune Up - (In All Twelve Keys) Int. level

Vol. 67 - Tune Up - (In All Twelve Keys)One of the most important exercises one can attempt in jazz is to play tunes in all twelve keys. But often this seems mysteriously difficult - where do you begin? How can you hear the changes in those "odd" keys? Well, now anyone can do it with this fantastic play-a-long of seven easy to medium difficulty songs, in all twelve keys! The professional rhythm section provides the energy to really inspire you, and is absolutely rock-solid. The first chorus for each tune is in the standard (original) key, followed by choruses in the eleven other keys. Don't miss out on this chance to experience a great workout! Rhythm section is Dan Haerle, piano; Todd Coolman, bass; Ed Soph, drums. (Book/CD) $14.90


Vol. 68 - Giant Steps - (In All Twelve Keys) Adv. level

Vol. 68 - Giant Steps - (In All Twelve Keys)If you're ready for further challenges, try this collection of slightly more difficult tunes also in all twelve keys! Each tune begins with one chorus in the original key, and then moves through the other eleven keys. The tempos are moderate, but the real workout comes when you start going through the various "uncommon" keys. This challenging play-a-long is for anyone ready to put themselves "through the paces" - the right way! Rhythm section is Mark Levine, piano; Lynn Seaton or Todd Coolman, bass; Barry Ries, drums. (Book/CD) $14.90


Vol. 69 - Bird Goes Latin - Charlie Parker Originals

Vol. 69 - Bird Goes LatinThe popularity of Latin Jazz has been tremendous in recent years, and now this innovative play-a-long offers you these Charlie Parker originals in the Salsa/Latin Jazz style. This rhythmically unique treatment of Bird's bebop classics inspires whole new directions in your playing! A whole new way to think about the music of Bird! Rhythm section is Mark Levine, piano; David Belove, bass; John Santos, misc. percussion; and Harold Muniz, misc. percussion. (Book/CD) $14.90


Vol. 70 - Killer Joe

Vol. 70 - Killer JoeGroovin' standards for the beginning/intermediate improviser. Similar to the popular Volume 54 - Maiden Voyage, this volume again meets the needs of the up-and-coming jazz player who is ready to make the transition from scales and chords to improvising on real standard chord changes. The selections feature slower tempos and easier changes, and each has a great feel that makes improvising easier. Rhythm section: Jamey Aebersold, piano; Tyrone Wheeler, bass; Steve Davis, drums. (Book/CD) $14.90

  • Tyrone Wheeler - Transcribed Bass Lines for Vol. 70 (Book) $7.95
  • Jamey Aebersold - Transcribed Piano Comping for Vol. 70 (Book) $9.95
  • Volume 54 - Maiden Voyage

Vol. 71 - East Of The Sun - Famous Standards

Vol. 71 - East Of The SunTwelve tracks of the best music ever written, brought to life by a tight rhythm section renowned for their sensitive style. Songs represented here appeal to a variety of musical tastes. Jazz players have helped to keep these tunes alive. From the lush, expressive ballads to the grooving, swinging standards, the appeal of these songs is worldwide. Rhythm section: Dan Haerle, piano; Todd Coolman, bass; Ed Soph, drums. (Book/CD) $15.90


Vol. 72 - Street Of Dreams - Twelve Well-Known Standards

Vol. 72 - Street Of DreamsThe rhythm section sparkles on this exciting collection of one dozen of the world's most popular songs. You'll enjoy the variety and be impressed with the nice balance of old and new, well-known selections. Outstanding harmonic variety throughout. Once you've played through this play-a-long set, you're sure to see why these songs have become jazz/pop favorites over the last five decades. Rhythm section is Mark Levine, piano; Tyrone Wheeler, bass; Barry Ries, drums. (Book/CD) $15.90


Vol. 73 - Stolen Moments: Oliver Nelson Favorites

Vol. 73 - Stolen Moments: Oliver Nelson FavoritesTwelve jazz favorites by the world-renowned composer, arranger and saxophone recording artist, Oliver Nelson - and one by Leonard Feather. A variety of feels and time signatures with a cooking rhythm section. This is a chance for everyone to discover and enjoy Oliver's brilliant melodic touch and harmonic sense. Rhythm section is Andy Laverne, piano; Lynn Seaton, bass; Steve Davis, drums. (Book/CD) $15.90


Vol. 74 - Latin Jazz

Vol. 74 - Latin JazzOne dozen of the world's finest standards done in the popular Latin Jazz style. A refreshing departure from the typical swing and bossa styles which have dominated jazz in the past. This set will invite you to experience playing with an authentic Latin rhythm section over the chords to popular standards. Rhythm section is Mark Levine, piano; David Belove, bass; John Santos, Harold Muniz, misc. perc. (Book/CD) $15.90


Vol. 75 - Countdown To Giant Steps

Countdown To Giant StepsThis could have been titled "Baby Steps to Giant Steps". Finally, there is a "Steps"-by-step method of learning not only Giant Steps and Countdown, but also how to substitute those elusive chord changes for "standard" chord changes in well-known standards. The second CD breaks down the "Giant Steps" cycle into simple segments at comfortable tempos. Also included are several well-known standards with "Giant Steps" harmony substituted for the traditional harmony! The BEST way to learn "Giant Steps" harmony! Rhythm section is Andy LaVerne, piano; John Patitucci, bass; Steve Davis, drums. (Book/2CD) $19.95


Vol. 76 - How To Learn Tunes Intermediate/Adv anced level

Vol. 76 - How To Learn TunesUntil now, the task of memorizing tunes has required a great amount of time and has been left largely to chance by the musician. With no rules, guidelines, or systematic methods of study, the task has often left musicians with a great deal of confusion and frustration. This incredible work is a quick and easy method for learning and memorizing melodies and chord changes to any tune in any key! Cookin' CD rhythm section is fun to play with! Special listening/learning/play-a-long tracks take you through the most commonly used harmonic formulae and teach you how to recognize and remember forms both visually and aurally. The extensive book and large supplement give you all the practice tips and exercises you need and important information about tune composition that will have you not only memorizing, but UNDERSTANDING how changes work. Leave the fakebooks at home! Rhythm section is Luke Gillespie, piano; Erik Unsworth, bass; Tom Diehl, drums. (Book/CD) $19.95


Vol. 77 - Paquito D'Rivera: Latin, Caribbean, Brazilian, Jazz & Beyond

Vol. 77 - Paquito D'RiveraFrom the source! Paquito produced and oversaw the recording himself, using his own world-renowned band! The diverse music presented here is a welcome addition to every musician's play-a-long library. This set contrasts the thrill of hot, exciting Latin classics with the meditative, laid-back feel of Brazilian favorites. A refreshing change of pace. Rhythm section includes Daniel Freiberg, piano; Oscar Stagnaro, bass; Mark Walker, drums; Parnell Saturnino, percussion. (Book/CD) $15.90


Vol. 78 - Jazz "Holiday" Classics

Vol. 78 - Jazz "Holiday" ClassicsGreat jazz musicians have long enjoyed playing and recording the great holiday classics. These songs have withstood the test of time and have gained widespread and timeless popularity for their ability to inspire a sense of warmth and nostalgia. Treat yourself to a priceless gift. Rhythm section is Andy Laverne, piano; Lynn Seaton, bass; Steve Davis, drums (Book/CD) $15.90


Vol. 79 - Avalon

Vol. 79 - AvalonTwelve great American songs from the Golden Age of popular music. These songs have been enjoyed and recorded in a variety of ways by countless musicians over different jazz eras. Get back to the root of today's music! Rhythm section is Dan Haerle, piano; Lynn Seaton, bass; & Ed Soph, drums. (Book/CD) $15.90


Vol. 80 - Indiana

Vol. 80 - IndianaOne dozen more great American standards in the mode of Vol. 79. Many contemporary compositions, particularly bebop tunes, have taken their harmonies from these wonderful, ageless songs. Rhythm section is Mark Levine, piano; Tyrone Wheeler, bass; Barry Ries, drums. (Book/CD) $15.90

all descriptive information and summaries ©2002 Jamey Aebersold/Jazz Aids. All rights reserved.

please note . . . Book/CD package count as three (3) items in calculating shipping charges;
Book/2CD count as four (4).

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