Jazz Conception is a new and exciting way for players at all levels to learn the language of jazz! Each book/CD set features 21 solo etudes based on chord changes to standards and blues.
The same 21etudes transposed and adapted for the main jazz instruments.
See and hear how a well known soloistphrases and articulates and play along with or without the soloist on the CD.
Play along with one of todays finest, swinging New York rhythm sections: Mike LeDonne on piano, Dennis Irwin on bass, and Kenny Washington on drums.
Start out fairly easy, then get progressively more difficult.
Use theetudes as a bridge to solos of the masters that are usually more complicated and involved.
Learn melodies and lines that will give you a solid jazz vocabulary and musicality.
Use the book/CD sets for private lessons, for self-study, or in any combination up to a full jazz ensemble, including flute and clarinet.
If you are more advanced you may want to use the book to develop your sight readingabilities, for transcribing the etudes off the CD (then check against the book) or for just having fun playing along with a great jazz rhythm section.
Use as an improvisation study, learning how to construct a swinging, logical solo – works especially well in combination with the Study Guide.
TheJazz Conception Series is also perfectly suited for the class room. It can be used to develop younger students jazz style in a big band or small group. In an improvisation class the teacher can use the etudes as studies in improvisation. The Study Guide provides an analysis of each etude, along with practice assignments for each etude.
Foreign language translations or text supplements:
German and French translations are available from the publisher (except Study Guide). Spanish and Italiantext supplements in preparation. Japanese editions are available through ATN, Tokyo, Japan
Originally from Washington D.C., Jim Snidero arrived in New York in 1981, after attending the University of North Texas, and has established himself as a distinguished soloist and recording artist. He has recorded as a leader for Toshiba/EMI, Criss Cross, Double-Time and Red Records, receiving four stars from Down Beat. Jim has been a member of Toshiko Akyioshi´s Jazz Orchestra since 1983, performed and recorded with Frank Sinatra, Jack McDuff, Eddie Palmieri, and Frank Wess, among others, and is a frequent member of the Mingus Big Band. Snidero is an instructor at the Mannes School of Music in New York City and has given jazz workshops throughout the U.S., Europe, and Japan. Jim isalso a Selmer clinician.