Jazz Conception is an exciting way for players at all levels to learn the language of jazz! Each book and audio set features 21 solo etudes based on chord changes to standards and blues.
See and hear how a well-known soloist phrases, articulates, and plays along with or without the soloist on the downloadable audio.
Play along with one of today's 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 the etudes 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 and audi 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 reading abilities, for transcribing the etudes off the audio (then check against the book), or for just having fun playing along with a great jazz rhythm section.