Move up to the next step of Jazz Conception with this terrific book by Lennie Niehaus! The exercises and pieces are intermediate, and build on the concepts and techniques found in the two previous Basic Level books. All 45 studies tackle a different Jazz feel, with melodies that reflect the styles of swing, cool, bop and more.
While focusing on technique, this method clearly stresses the fundamental rhythms, articulations and phrasings commonly used by Jazz groups. The first section of the book has 20 Jazz exercises, each stressing different rhythmic patterns which reinforce important elements. The second section consists of 25 tunes, utilizing the material initiated within the exercises, making this an invaluable source for the young saxophone player.