Keith Nichols: Vintage Jazz Play Along CD Collection (all 10 CDs)

Keith Nichols: Vintage Jazz Play Along CD Collection (all 10 CDs)

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What are Vintage Jazz Play-Alongs?
They're a series of ten CDs, each containing 15 tunes. The featured tunes were chosen as they're amongst the most frequently played in the repertoire of 1920's and 30's jazz.

How do they differ from other jazz recordings?
The melody is stated the first time through (this melody can then be removed by turning down the left channel) and then the band on the recording just provides backing for several choruses. The musician listening to the CD is able to play along, trying out new ideas and improve his or her improvisation skills.

What line-ups are on the recordings?
About half the tracks are played on piano, guitar, double-bass and drums and the others are played on piano, banjo, sousaphone and drums. The musicians are Keith Nichols (piano), Nils Solberg (guitar/banjo), and Richard Pite (sousaphone, double-bass and drums).

Who are they aimed at?
They are aimed at all jazz musicians of all standards who play or wish to play in a Dixie, Trad. or Vintage style. Each CD includes a foldout chart of chord progressions, transposed for Concert, Bb and Eb instruments: