Horace Silver – Eight Jazz Classics – Jazz Play-A-Long for All Musicians, Volume 17
Published by Jamey Aebersold Jazz
Includes internet audio access to play-along accompaniment tracks and parts for solo instruments in the key of C – Treble Clef, key of C – Bass Clef, Bb, and Eb
It’s impossible to find a better rhythm section for these well-known classics than legends Kenny Barron, Ron Carter, and Al Foster! Horace’s compositions – catchy, earthy, and soulful – defined the post-bop era. The grooves are quite a departure from Bebop and include a slow 2-beat, a funky rock blues, a gorgeous ballad, a groovy 32 bar shuffle, and an exhilarating bossa/swing. Many of these can be heard on Horace’s break-through albums of the 60s and 70s with Joe Henderson, J.J. Johnson, and Woody Shaw. Includes a “performance” tempo and a “practice” tempo for each tune.