Charlie Parker with Strings: A Glenn Zottola Tribute - Alto Sax

Play-Along (Book+CD)

Play-Along (Book+CD)




Product Code: MMOCD12223
Author: Glenn Zottola
Publisher: Music Minus One
ISBN-13: 978-1-59615-841-2
Publisher SKU: MMOCD12223
UPC-A: 077712122238
Instrumentation: Alto Sax

"A 2013 release with a combination of orchestra and strings and small group to give a nice spectrum of settings Charlie Parker recorded in. 'Moonlight In Vermont' is the opening song of this album and is one of my favorites and has that classic 50s string feel of the era. The small group track which is next is 'Lady Be Good' and what a ball playing with this Rhythm section that included really tasteful pianist Don Abney along with jazz legends Oscar Pettiford and Kenny Clarke real stars from the Golden Age of Jazz who played extensively with Charlie Parker. The last track 'I'm in the mood for Love' is a beautiful arrangement slightly more contemporary that i am sure Charlie Parker would of loved to blow on as i did. I would like to say something about this 'tribute.' Webster's definition of tribute is 'something given, done or said to show gratitude, respect, honor, or praise.' This album is not a re-creation of anything Charlie Parker did which would be pretentious and silly on my part." Glenn Zottola

Song List:

A fun play-along that includes a few tracks with string sounds for variety. Includes 2 tracks with each song - one with and one minus the soloist. Glenn's fantastic solos are transcribed in the accompanying book, making this a terrific study in Bird's approach.


Moonlight in Vermont
Oh, Lady Be Good!
It Might As Well Be Spring
In The Wee Small Hours Of The Morning
What Is This Thing Called Love?
I'm In The Mood For Love
Embraceable You
Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
I May Be Wrong (But I Think You're Wonderful)
The Little Words