You may not know his name, but you know his solos! A sideman/session player with pop stars such as Cher and Ray Charles, Nigel Hitchcock's mastery of Jazz, R & B, and Pop styles has made him one of the most in-demand saxophonists in the world (check him out on youtube). In this book are over 50 of his most acclaimed pop and jazz solos, each accompanied by technical analysis and the circumstances of each recording. Each solo has been checked by Nigel himself, so the accuracy is high.
"Nigel Hitchcock? That boy is badder than bad!" - James Brown
"These transcriptions will help the aspiring jazz musician to better understand how solos are built and how to weave in and out of the changes. Nigel has a tremendous command of the saxophone and his musical ideas and time conception are marvelous. Nigel is an inspiration to all who aspire to play jazz, regardless of their instrument." - Jamey Aebersold
"Nigel Hitchcock is a unique talent. He is both respected as an awe inspiring soloist and composer at the forefront of contemporary jazz and is equally well-known for his work with some of the best known pop artists. Saxophonist Ed Barker has transcribed and analyzed Hitchcock's solos revealing the methodology of his technical mastery. Barker's insider knowledge of the instrument makes this an essential text for the saxophone world. But this book is a must for any musician on any instrument who is serious about the art of improvisation." - Dr. Richard Niles