A superbly effective intermediate-level introduction to 12-bar blues improvisation and composition. Featuring several original blues compositions by Evans, this publication encourages students to study jazz improvisation through notation. After learning pieces in the style of seven great masters like Jelly Roll Morton, Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington, students can write out their own riffs, as well as compose their own 12-bar blues. Each book includes biographies of the jazz greats, as well as a CD of performances by the author.
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