Outstanding Jazz Saxophone Solos for Bb Instruments
By Frank Villafranca
"Outstanding Jazz Saxophone Solos Bb version 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."