The Jazz Saxophone Book

Paperback Book

Paperback Book






Product Code: TJSB
Publisher: Sher Music Co.

by Tim Armacost

For anyone from beginners to professionals.

• Rooted in practical skills and going far beyond theory, The Jazz Saxophone Book will improve your ability to construct beautiful, flowing solo lines.
• Videos - The book includes access to over 30 videos of the author demonstrating ideas in the book.
• Transcriptions - Includes hundreds of examples of solo phrases by the masters of jazz saxophone.

• For the beginning improviser, we cover:

— Creative ways to work on sound, time and building a jazz vocabulary
— Connecting your soloing with your internal singing voice
— Foundational jazz harmony - what you need to know!

• For intermediate players, the book offers:

— In-depth treatment of jazz harmony, with copious examples from the masters of the tradition
— Ideas for becoming a musical storyteller
— Skills needed to show up at a jam session and confidently perform a tune

• For more advanced players, the book discusses:

— Using advanced harmony to build and release tension
— Taking jazz vocabulary, harmony and form into the realm of freedom
— How to practice efficiently to become a well-rounded, continually improving soloist


This amazing book is a comprehensive method to playing and improvising. I am on the same page with everything Tim is saying. A great book!” .
— Jerry Bergonzi.

A masterpiece of valuable jazz information. A must-have book for all jazz teachers and serious students.”
— Jamey Aebersold.

A concise and thorough book on how to play saxophone in a jazz setting. Highly recommended for students of jazz music.”
— Bob Mintzer