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Jazz Conception

A unique conceptual bridge to the masters

Whether you’re studying improvisation, jazz style or just want to dig playing with one of the greatest rhythm sections on earth, the Jazz Conception book/CD series is for you. Used by students, private teachers, high schools, colleges and even jazz pros, this innovative series is the best-selling, most popular etude books in the world. Here’s why:

  • Authentic sounding etudes, based on chord progressions to standards, jazz tunes and blues, in the style of jazz greats, including Charlie Parker, Miles Davis, Sonny Rollins, JJ Johnson and Herbie Hancock among others.
  • Famous international jazz recording artists perform the etudes on the included play along CD. Slide Hampton, Frank Wess, Kenny Washington, Eric Alexander, Jim Snidero, David Hazeltine, Conrad Herwig, Jim Rotondi and others, show how to phrase and swing.
  • The best sounding rhythm sections of any jazz play along CD. You can’t get closer to playing with Miles’s band than this!
  • Three levels of difficulty: Easy, Intermediate and the original Jazz Conception. Simple to match any skill level.
  • Available for virtually every instrument in jazz, making it highly useful for classroom instruction.