Saxophone Jazz Music
(Including Rock & Latin)

(Updated 11 November 2014)


On this page you will find our stock of jazz and rock saxophone music some of which is instructional in nature. The books and music are listed in order by title (although not strictly as we have made an effort to keep series together).

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G076: 10 Easy Jazz Duets (B-flat Instruments) by John La Porta with Greg Nielsen. Warner Bros. Publications, 1996, SS, 23 pages + CD. These books (available for C, B-flat, E-flat, and bass clef instruments) are designed to provide instrumentalists of all ages and opportunity to play duets in a variety of jazz styles. A CD is included making it possible to play the duets alone. The book provides instructions for use with solo and duet practice with the CD, with live rhythm, and for a jazz workshop. Each piece has instructions on the format (which choruses and when) to play.

G077: 10 Easy Jazz Duets (E-flat Instruments) by John La Porta with Greg Nielsen. Warner Bros. Publications, 1996, SS, 23 pages + CD.
14.95

14.95

S467: 10 Jazz Inventions for 2 Alto Saxophones by Lennie Niehaus. Kendor Music, 1983, SS, 20 pages in score format. These 10 duets, which the publisher has labeled as grade 4, could be used by any like treble clef instruments although they tend to be in the middle of the staff and above. They are in a variety of swing tempos. Good practice material for jazz rhythms.
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10.95

G213: 12 Medium-Easy Blues & Funk Etudes for B-flat Instruments (Tenor Sax, Soprano Sax, Clarinet) by Bob Mintzer. Belwin Jazz/Alfred, 2010, SS, 56 pages + CD. Created for a wide variety of musicians, this book will appeal to both aspiring players and more experienced musicians. It includes etudes in a variety of jazz styles, tempos and time signatures; performance notes and tips for each etude; a play along CD with rhythm section; a transcription exercise; a composition exercise; and a practice page with scales and chords.

G214: 12 Medium-Easy Blues & Funk Etudes for E-flat Instruments (Alto Sax, Baritone Sax) by Bob Mintzer. Belwin Jazz/Alfred, 2010, SS, 56 pages + CD. Edition for E-flat instruments.
G213
19.95


G214

19.95


G110: 14 Blues & Funk Etudes for B-flat Instruments (Tenor Sax, Soprano Sax, Clarinet) by Bob Mintzer. Warner Bros., 1996, SS, 57 pages + 2 CDs. Written by veteran jazz musician Bob Mintzer, this collection of studies has been composed for musicians who wish to extend themselves in improvisation, composition, sight reading and general musicianship skills. Each etude has a theoretical explanation, suggestions for performance and tips for practice routines. Chord changes are given for most pieces. Two CDs of combo accompaniments performed by members of the Yellowjackets are included.

G111: 14 Blues & Funk Etudes for E-flat Instruments (Alto Sax, Baritone Sax) by Bob Mintzer. Warner Bros., 1996, SS, 57 pages + 2 CDs. Edition for E-flat instruments.
G110
27.95


G111

26.95

S052: Berklee Practice Method Alto Sax by Jim Odgren & Bill Pierce. Berklee Press, 2001, PB, 139 pages + CD. This is the first-ever method that teaches you how to play in a rock band (develops jazz skills as well). Learn what all the great musicians seem to know intuitively, how to listen, interact and respond, improvise, and become part of the groove. Developed by the faculty of Berklee College of Music, the book and play-along CD will help improve your timing, technique, and reading ability. Become the great player that everyone wants to have in their band. Also can be used for baritone sax.
14.95
S061: Berklee Practice Method Tenor Sax by Jim Odgren & Bill Pierce. Berklee Press, 2001, PB, 139 pages + CD. Same as above for tenor and soprano sax.
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S681: Blue Saxophone Duets by James Rae. Universal Edition, 1996, SS, 10 pages in score format for alto saxophones with a second part for tenor saxophone. Five original pieces at or slightly above the mid-intermediate level. There are chord symbols for both alto and tenor on the tenor part. Four are in jazz (swing) style at various tempos. The other is funk with straight eighths. Click on the cover image to view a page of the music.
14.95
G209: Bop Duets Complete Treble Clef by Bugs Bower. Charles Colin Music, 1980, SS, 78 pages. Originally in three volumes, this book has all 39 duets. Chord changes are in Duet 12 to the end. Upper intermediate level. Excellent for studying this jazz style and playing for fun.
17.95
G107: Charlie Parker Omnibook for E-flat Instruments transcribed by Jamey Aebersold and Ken Slone. Atlantic Music Corp., 1978, SB, 144 pages. Sixty solos such as Moose the Mooch, Ornithology, Anthropology, and Yardbird Suite representing a cross section of the music of Charlie Parker. This book includes chord symbols and metronome markings. Click on the cover image to view the Table of Contents. Use your browser's Back button to return.
17.95
G105: Charlie Parker Omnibook for B-flat Instruments transcribed by Jamey Aebersold and Ken Slone. Atlantic Music Corp., 1978, SB, 144 pages. Same as above transposed for B-flat instruments. These transcriptions are down an octave from the E-flat edition which puts occasional notes below the range of the tenor sax (you can always take them up an octave). Click on the cover image to view the Table of Contents. Use your browser's Back button to return.

Also Available for C and Bass Clef Instruments!
14.95
S050: Complete Jazz Sax Book by William Bay. Mel Bay Publications, 1980, PB, 144 pages. A comprehensive study text for students beginning a serious study of jazz. The first part of the book begins by teaching elements of jazz phrasing, articulation, vibrato and interpretation of rhythms through exercises and original pieces. Next, the book encourages improvisational skills through both theoretical and technical studies of scales and chords. The second half of the book builds on the skills learned in the first part with an in-depth study of the theory, which underlies improvisational techniques including scales, modal concepts and chord construction. Ear training, particularly the development of the ability to hear chord progressions is also emphasized. 
14.95
S045: Comprehensive Jazz Studies & Exercises for All Instruments by Eric Marienthal. Belwin Jazz, 1996, PB, 192 pages. A comprehensive book of jazz technique studies and exercises by saxophonist Eric Marienthal. This book deals with many technique issues jazz musicians encounter in the real world.  The format provides major, minor, dominant, melodic minor, diminished, and pentatonic/blues scale and chord exercises each of which includes motif exercises, finger busters, extended motif exercises and ideas for improvisation. 
24.95

/ G244: Constructing Melodic Jazz Improvisation (B-flat Edition - Tenor Sax/Clarinet/Trumpet) by Brian Kane. Jazz Path Music Publishing, 2007, PB, 160 pages + CD. This book contains detailed explanations and analysis of the creative and improvisational techniques musicians use for style, phrasing, solo development, and motivic improvisation in an easy to follow step-by-step format. Ten progressively difficult chapters, containing dozens of improvisational exercises, explore jazz improvisation from creative, melodic and technical perspectives. The book is designed to meet all of the national standards and frameworks for music education and is a comprehensive improvisational curriculum for both individuals and classes. The book includes a 52 track play-a-long and demonstration CD. Click on the cover image to view the Table of Contents.
24.95

/ G245: Constructing Melodic Jazz Improvisation (E-flat Edition - Alto Sax/Baritone Sax) by Brian Kane. Jazz Path Music Publishing, 2007, PB, 160 pages + CD. This book contains detailed explanations and analysis of the creative and improvisational techniques musicians use for style, phrasing, solo development, and motivic improvisation in an easy to follow step-by-step format. Ten progressively difficult chapters, containing dozens of improvisational exercises, explore jazz improvisation from creative, melodic and technical perspectives. The book is designed to meet all of the national standards and frameworks for music education and is a comprehensive improvisational curriculum for both individuals and classes. The book includes a 52 track play-a-long and demonstration CD. Click on the cover image to view the Table of Contents.
24.95

/ S833: Crossover Pieces for Saxophone by Peter Lehel. Advance Music, 2011, PB, 123 pages + CD. This book offers performers on B-flat saxophones (tenor or soprano) a wide variety of stylistically diverse solo pieces in popular styles -- hip hop, boogaloo, Latin jazz, funk, jazz ballad, shuffle blues, bossa nova, bolero, jazz waltz -- along with comprehensive information about structure, melody, harmony, and improvisation. These are the authors own compositions, many of which we have for sale. The text is provided in English and German, and creative exercises are also provided with each piece to strengthen performance skills. The CD recording provides both demonstration and play-along-with-rhythm-section tracks. The author rates the difficulty level at medium to medium-advanced. (As this is primarily an instructional book on jazz and pop genres, we have no idea why it has this title.) Click of the cover image to view the table of contents and sample pages.
26.95
S519: Dexter Gordon Jazz Saxophone Solos transcribed by Lennie Niehaus. Hal Leonard, 1989, SS, 64 pages. Transcribed from the original recordings these 22 solos include chord symbols for B-flat saxophone and accompanying instruments in C. The tunes are: The Apartment, Apple Jump, Backstairs, Benji's Bounce, Boston Bernie, The Chase, Cheesecake, Daddy Plays the Horn, Dexter Digs In, Fenja, For Regulars Only, Fried Bananas, Girl With the Purple Eyes, LTD, Mischievious Lady, Montmartre, The Rainbow People, Setting the Place, Soy Califa, Stanley the Steamer, Sticky Wicket, and Valse Robin. Lots of fun and not for tenor only.
14.95

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S679: Easy Blue Saxophone for alto or tenor saxophone and piano by James Rae. Universal Edition, 2005, SS, 17 + 8 + 8 pages. Includes piano score and parts for both alto and tenor saxophone. Eight original pieces at the lower- and mid-intermediate level. They are in various styles with pieces with both swing and straight eighth notes.
18.95

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S680: Easy Blue Saxophone Duets by James Rae. Universal Edition, 2006, SS, 22 pages in score format for alto saxophones with a second part for tenor saxophone. Fifteen original pieces at the lower- and mid-intermediate level. They are in various styles with pieces with both swing and straight eighth notes.
16.95
S537: Easy Jazz Conception Alto Saxophone by Jim Snidero. Jim Snidero alto saxophone with rhythm section. Advance Music, 1999, SS, 38 pages + CD. This is the entry level book (although the difficulty level isn't much different from the next book). It has 15 solo etudes for jazz phrasing, interpretation and improvisation. The CD includes performances of each piece with the soloist and rhythm section and of the rhythm section alone. Includes a brief introduction that discusses phrasing and ways this book can be used.
20.95
S539: Easy Jazz Conception Baritone Saxophone by Jim Snidero. Scott Robinson baritone saxophone with rhythm section. Advance Music, 2002, SS, 38 pages + CD. This is the entry level book. It has 15 solo etudes for jazz phrasing, interpretation and improvisation. The CD includes performances of each piece with the soloist and rhythm section and of the rhythm section alone. Includes a brief introduction that discusses phrasing and ways this book can be used.
20.95

S538: Easy Jazz Conception Tenor Saxophone by Jim Snidero. Eric Alexander tenor saxophone with rhythm section. Advance Music, 1999, SS, 38 pages + CD. This is the entry level book. It has 15 solo etudes for jazz phrasing, interpretation and improvisation. The CD includes performances of each piece with the soloist and rhythm section and of the rhythm section alone. Includes a brief introduction that discusses phrasing and ways this book can be used.
20.95

S857: Easy Jazz Studies Alto Saxophone by Tilmann Dehnhard. Tilmann Dehnhard alto saxophone with guitar and bass. Unversal Edition, 2012, SS, 18 pages + CD. This book contains 10 original compositions for jazz practice. The CD has the pieces both with and without the rhythm section and frequently at more than one tempo. Suggested for those with at least three years of playing experience. The book has a preface (a brief introduction to jazz style playing) in German, English and French. Here is an example of one of the pieces. There is also a faster version on the CD
24.95
S096: Easy Jazzy Duets Saxophones by James Rae. Universal Edition, 1994, SS. A book of 10 very easy jazz duets for second and third years students. They may be played by like instruments using parts on facing pages or with an alto on the first part and a tenor playing a separate part.
15.95

/ S1035: Effective Etudes for Jazz 2 Alto Sax and Baritone Sax by Mike Carubia and Jeff Jarvis. Kendor Music, 2014, SS, 45 pages. This collection of 20 audition/performance etudes is based on the chord progressions to popular jazz standards (they are identified in the table of contents), blues, and rhythm changes. The collection was designed for honors jazz band auditions, solo evaluations, group lessons, teaching the jazz language and improvisation, learning standards, and more. Presented sequentially according to difficulty, the etudes have annotations beneath the staves identifying phrases and patterns common to the jazz language. Chord reference charts show users the notes of all chord symbols in each etude. MP3 recordings of a professional rhythm section and soloist performing all the etudes are available for download (here, you can listen to them also), plus separate accompaniment MP3's without the soloist.
21.95

  S1036: Effective Etudes for Jazz 2 Tenor Sax by Mike Carubia and Jeff Jarvis. Kendor Music, 2014, SS, 45 pages. This collection of 20 audition/performance etudes is based on the chord progressions to popular jazz standards (they are identified in the table of contents), blues, and rhythm changes. The collection was designed for honors jazz band auditions, solo evaluations, group lessons, teaching the jazz language and improvisation, learning standards, and more. Presented sequentially according to difficulty, the etudes have annotations beneath the staves identifying phrases and patterns common to the jazz language. Chord reference charts show users the notes of all chord symbols in each etude. MP3 recordings of a professional rhythm section and soloist performing all the etudes are available for download (here, you can listen to them also), plus separate accompaniment MP3's without the soloist.
21.95
S309: Essential Jazz Lines in the Style of "Cannonball" Adderley B-flat Edition by Corey Christiansen and Tamara Danielsson. Mel Bay Publications, 2002, SS, 39 pages + CD. Many of the devices and techniques used by Cannonball Adderley are covered in this text. In addition to the theory chapters, many melodic lines and phrases in the Cannonball's style are presented. All the lines have been transposed into one key and grouped by the harmonic background they can be played against. The accompanying play-along CD enables to students to first practice the material in one key, and then master each line in all twelve keys, working around the circle of fourths. Unfortunately, the E-flat edition of this book is sold out.
17.95
S130: Essential Jazz Lines in the Style of Charlie Parker Alto Sax Edition by Corey Christiansen. Mel Bay Publications, 2001, SS, 32 pages + CD. This text presents numerous jazz lines in Charlie's style, grouped by their application in a given harmonic content. Students will learn to connect lines to play over ii-V-I progressions, turnarounds and other harmonic frameworks. To facilitate proficiency in all twelve keys, each section of the book has a chordal play-along that modulates around the circle of fourths. Some of the techniques used in Charlie Parker style are also discussed with examples provided. This helps musicians analyze each of the ideas presented, further ensuring their mastery.

S310: Essential Jazz Lines in the Style of Charlie Parker B-flat Edition by Corey Christiansen. Mel Bay Publications, 2001, SS, 32 pages + CD.
S130
17.95


S310
14.95
S129: Essential Jazz Lines in the Style of John Coltrane Tenor Sax Edition by Corey Christiansen and Kim Bock. Mel Bay Publications, 2002, SS, 55 pages + CD. This book focuses on the first period of Coltrane's career, when he was with Miles Davis, and the jazz vocabulary he used. First, to help the student better understand Coltrane's bebop style of improvising, the authors discuss the use of guide tones, bebop scales, three to flat nine, targeting, and other techniques. Then the text presents numerous one-, two-, and three-measure jazz lines in Coltrane's style grouped by the harmony over which they can be used. The accompanying play-along CD provides the rhythm parts for each section, including a track for each section that modulates through the cycle of fourths, helping you master the phrases in all keys. By combining various lines, musicians will be able to mix and match numerous combinations of these lines to play over ii-V-I progressions, turnarounds, and other harmonic situations.

S308: Essential Jazz Lines in the Style of John Coltrane E-flat Edition by Corey Christiansen and Kim Bock. Mel Bay Publications, 2002, SS, 55 pages + CD.
S129
19.95


S308
17.95
S656: Famous Saxophone Solos transcribed by Jeff Harrington. Berklee Press, 2010, SS, 27 pages. Play some of the best-known smooth jazz, rock, and R&B saxophone solos of all time. Clearly rendered and meticulously detailed (including chord symbols), playing these transcriptions will give you insight into the styles of saxophone greats such as Kenny G, Michael Brecker, David Sanborn, Jay Beckenstein, and many others. Berklee professor Jeff Harrington's introduction gives you insight into how to practice and perform. Seventeen solos (several with two parts), mostly for alto and tenor (one for bari). Click on the cover image to view the Table of Contents. Use your browser's Back button to return.
14.95

or or / or G260: The Forty Club for wind trio and rhythm section by Mike Rossi. Advance Music, 2013, SS, includes parts and score. In addition to saxophones the first part can be played by other B-flat instruments and there is a part for C instruments. There is also a third part for trombone. There is a rhythm section part and the score can also be used. This piece was inspired by the composer's 40th birthday. While written in 4/4, it should have a 12/8 African Jazz Feel. There is a spot for solos and a written out section that can be used for solos or played tutti. You can view sample pages and listen to sound clips here on the publisher's website. Since this isn't in our regular line of music we have put this $30.95 piece on sale.
21.95

G237: Getz/Gilberto transcribed by Carlos Arana. Hal Leonard, 2012(?), PB, 157 pages. This folio transcribes every note for every instrument on the ground-breaking 1965 bossa nova masterpiece that won the Grammy Award for Best Album of the Year and produced the classic standard “The Girl from Ipanema” which also won a Grammy for Record of the Year. It featured Stan Getz on saxophone, Joao Gilberto on guitar, and Antonio Carlos Jobim on piano. The instruments included (they don't all play on each song) are voice, guitar, tenor sax, drums, bass and piano. The tenor sax part is shown in the correct key for playing. 8 songs, including: Desafinado, Doralice, The Girl from Ipanema (Garôta De Ipanema), O Grande Amor, Para Machuchar Meu Coracao, Quiet Nights of Quiet Stars (Corcovado), Só Danço Samba (Jazz 'N' Samba), and Vivo Sonhando (Dreamer).
19.95
S051: How to Create and Develop a Jazz Sax Solo by Arnie Berle. Mel Bay, 1983, SS, 88 pages. The purpose of this book is to help the student answer the question, 'What do I play?' It discusses elements of jazz, seventh chords, blues, riffs, vertical and horizontal improvisation, playing through the changes, rhythm patterns, the scalar approach, substitution and much more!
13.95

/ G255: Improvising and Soloing In the Pocket for B-flat Instruments by Richie Cannata and Sean J. Kennedy. Carl Fischer, 2013. SS 32 pages + CD. This book contains 9 original play-along leadsheets (in the styles of Rock, Samba, Bossa Nova, Funk, and Ballads) with melodies and chords. It has music theory and background on each tune. The CD includes .wmv video of a discussion of the compositions and play-along tracks in .mp3 format. For upper intermediate through advanced players.
14.95

/ G256: Improvising and Soloing In the Pocket for E-flat Instruments by Richie Cannata and Sean J. Kennedy. Carl Fischer, 2013. SS 32 pages + CD. This book contains 9 original play-along leadsheets (in the styles of Rock, Samba, Bossa Nova, Funk, and Ballads) with melodies and chords. It has music theory and background on each tune. The CD includes .wmv video of a discussion of the compositions and play-along tracks in .mp3 format. For upper intermediate through advanced players.
14.95
S545: Jazz Conception for Saxophone Duets by Lennie Niehaus. Try Publishing Co., 1967, SS. 24 pages + CD. Twelve intermediate level jazz duets for two like saxophones. The CD has all of the duets played by both alto and tenor saxophones with rhythm section and the rhythm section alone for both E-flat and B-flat instruments. Fun to play and great training in phrasing and articulation.
19.95
/ S540: Jazz Conception, 21 Solo Etudes Alto Saxophone by Jim Snidero. Jim Snidero alto saxophone with rhythm section. Advance Music, 1996, SS, 48 pages + CD. This is the original book in this series which has 21 original jazz etudes with chords. The CD includes performances of each piece with the soloist and rhythm section on on separate stereo channels. Can also be used for baritone saxophone.
21.95
S541: Jazz Conception, 21 Solo Etudes Tenor Saxophone by Jim Snidero. Walt Weiskopf tenor saxophone with rhythm section. Advance Music, 1996, SS, 48 pages + CD. This is the original book in this series which has 21 original jazz etudes with chords. The CD includes performances of each piece with the soloist and rhythm section on on separate stereo channels. Can also be used for baritone saxophone.
19.95
S542: Intermediate Jazz Conception Alto Sax by Jim Snidero. Jim Snidero alto saxophone with rhythm section. Advance Music, 2005, SS, 48 pages + CD. 15 original jazz etudes with chords. The CD includes performances of each piece with the soloist and rhythm section and of the rhythm section alone. This book has some additional instructional material on jazz playing.
21.95
S543: Intermediate Jazz Conception Tenor Sax by Jim Snidero. Ted Nash tenor saxophone with rhythm section. Advance Music, 2005, SS, 48 pages + CD. 15 original jazz etudes with chords. The CD includes performances of each piece with the soloist and rhythm section and of the rhythm section alone. This book has some additional instructional material on jazz playing.
21.95
S963: Jazz Scale Studies Saxophone by James Rae. Universal Edition, 2006, 25 pages. The title of this book is a bit deceptive as this is not a book of scale based exercises. Instead it presents and describes the following scales: major scale, Dorian mode, Mixolydian mode, minor pentatonic scale, jazz melodic minor scale, blues scale, chromatic scale, whole-tone scale, and diminished or octatonic scale and then provides two original jazz tunes to demonstrate each scale in action. The first few tunes are quite easy but they progress to the upper intermediate level by the end of the book. In English, German, and French.
18.95
S463: Jazz Solos for Alto Sax Vol. 1 by Bob Mintzer. Kendor Music, 1995, SS, 10 pages. This book contains 10 jazz saxophone solos in grades 3 to 6. Swing, funk, jazz waltz, and Latin styles are included.
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8.95
S464: Jazz Solos for Alto Sax Vol. 2 by Lennie Niehaus. Kendor Music, 2003, SS, 10 pages. This book contains 10 jazz saxophone solos in grades 2 to 6. These solos are generally more lyrical than volume 1. Styles are swing, bossa, ballad, Latin, and waltz.
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8.95
S465: Jazz Solos for Tenor Sax Vol. 1 by Bob Mintzer. Kendor Music, 1995, SS, 10 pages. This book contains 10 jazz saxophone solos in grades 3 to 6. Swing, funk, jazz waltz, and Latin styles are included.
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8.95
S466: Jazz Solos for Tenor Sax Vol. 2 by Lennie Niehaus. Kendor Music, 2003, SS, 10 pages. This book contains 10 jazz saxophone solos in grades 2 to 6. These solos are generally more lyrical than volume 1. Styles are swing, bossa, ballad, Latin, and waltz.
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8.95
S532: Jazz Solos for Bari Sax Vol. 2 by Lennie Niehaus. Kendor Music, 2003, SS, 10 pages. This book contains 10 jazz saxophone solos in grades 2 to 6. Styles are swing, bossa, ballad, Latin, and waltz.
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8.95
S097: Jazzy Duets for Saxophones by James Rae. Universal Edition, 1991, SS. This book has five original duets. While intended for young players (about third year or so), they could also benefit more experience players who haven't been exposed to jazz. They may be played by like instruments using parts in score format or with an alto on the first part and a tenor playing a separate part.
15.95
S016: Jazz Saxophone Licks, Phrases & Patterns by Arnie Berle. Mel Bay, 1987, SS, 86 pages. This book contains some of the most commonly used licks, phrases and patterns heard in jazz. Emphasis is placed throughout the book on playing within the context of the key and chord structure. This book is suitable for all treble clef instruments. Click on the cover to view the table of contents.
14.95

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S678: Jazz Zone for Alto or Tenor Saxophone by James Rae. Universal Edition, 2000, SS, 31 pages + tenor sax part + CD. Subtitled "An introduction of jazz improvisation for saxophone." A basic introduction with quite a lot of useful information. The text is in English, German, and French.
27.95

S999: John Coltrane Omnibook for B-flat Instruments. Hal Leonard, SB, 285 pages. More than 50 Coltrane classics, transcribed exactly from his recorded solos. Includes: All Blues, Blue Train (Blue Trane), Body and Soul, Bye Bye Blackbird, Countdown, Cousin Mary, Giant Steps, Impressions, India, Lazy Bird, Lush Life, Mr. P.C., Moment's Notice, My Favorite Things, Naima (Niema), Spiral, Syeeda's Song Flute, Witches Pit, and more. This book includes chord symbols and metronome markings. Click on the cover image to view the complete Table of Contents.
24.95

or or / G272: K.G. Cape Town for wind trio and rhythm section by Mike Rossi. Advance Music, 2013, SS, includes parts and score. In addition to saxophones the first part can be played by other B-flat instruments and there is a part for C instruments. There is also a third part for trombone and three copies of the rhythm section part. This piece is dedicated to Kevin Gibson one of the one of South Africa's greatest drummers who is from Cape Town. There are open sections for solos and also several short drum breaks. You can view sample pages here on the publisher's website. Since this isn't in our regular line of music we have put this $30.95 piece on sale.
21.95
/ S535: Reading Key Jazz Rhythms Alto or Baritone Saxophone by Fred Lipsius. Advance Music, 1996, SS, 68 pages + CD. This is a collection of 24 easy to medium level jazz etudes, and 24 simplified guide tone versions of the etudes. They are ideal for learning the basic language of jazz, swing phrasing, and articulation. The guide tone etudes (guide tones are the essential or defining notes for each given chord type) are followed by a melodious version as the chord changes might actually be performed (the rhythms are the same in both versions). On the accompanying CD the soloist (Fred Lipsius) demonstrates the 24 melodious etudes together with a professional rhythm section. You can also improvise along with the play-along tracks using the chord symbols. So if improvising is new to you and you find yourself getting lost, you can always return to a guide tone and play rhythmically around it. Any etude and its corresponding simplified guide tone version can be played together as a duet (with or without the CD accompaniment).
21.95
/ S536: Reading Key Jazz Rhythms Soprano or Tenor Saxophone by Fred Lipsius. Advance Music, 1996, SS, 68 pages + CD. This is a collection of 24 easy to medium level jazz etudes, and 24 simplified guide tone versions of the etudes. They are ideal for learning the basic language of jazz, swing phrasing, and articulation. The guide tone etudes (guide tones are the essential or defining notes for each given chord type) are followed by a melodious version as the chord changes might actually be performed (the rhythms are the same in both versions). On the accompanying CD the soloist (Fred Lipsius) demonstrates the 24 melodious etudes together with a professional rhythm section. You can also improvise along with the play-along tracks using the chord symbols. So if improvising is new to you and you find yourself getting lost, you can always return to a guide tone and play rhythmically around it. Any etude and its corresponding simplified guide tone version can be played together as a duet (with or without the CD accompaniment).
21.95
G210: Rhythms Complete Treble Clef by Charles Colin and Bugs Bower. Charles Colin Music, 1988, SS, 48 pages. "The most widely used primer in the world for teaching rhythm, syncopation and phrasing [for jazz], employing a very melodic format of 82 exercises in rhythmic structures and combinations of rhythms. While written especially for the [jazz] beginner/intermediate levels, it is used by advanced players (of all instruments) as a daily practice book to maintain facility."
9.95

/ PA054: Sax Classics, Vol. 4 for Alto or Tenor Saxophone. Hal Leonard, 2014, SS, 50 pages plus CD. This book contains eight classic saxophone pieces in a variety of styles. Chord symbols are included. Since these are transcriptions they are relatively challenging. The CD has both a demo track and a play along track. It can be played on a regular CD player and for PC and Mac users there is a link to the Amazing Slowdowner Software so you can adjust the recording to any tempo without changing pitch. Included are: Boulevard of Broken Dreams, Harlem Nocturne, Night Train, Peter Gunn, The Pink Panther, St. Thomas, Tequila, and Yakety Sax.
16.95

/ S699: Saxo Riffs for Alto or Tenor Saxophone by Gino Samyn. Billaudot, 2007, SS, 30 pages plus CD. The alto and tenor parts are on facing pages. The purpose of this book is to give saxophonists practice playing along with brass sections (synthesized in this caseon the CD). The focus is on ensemble playing. Funk, rock, swing, and Latin styles are included. The publisher  rates the difficulty at intermediate, 5-6 on their 9 level scale.
41.95
S472: Sentimento Brasileiro for Saxophone or other B-flat or E-flat instrument by Jeff Gardner. Paulo Levi saxophone with Jeff Gardner piano. Lemoine, 2004, SS, 9 + 6 pages, with CD. Includes parts for B-flat and E-flat solo instrument, with chord changes, and the piano part. There are six pieces, two each of  the Samba, Chorinho, and Baião. The CD has performances with and without the soloist. Intermediate level.
27.95

G109: Scales for Jazz Improvisation by Don Haerle. Alfred, 1975, SB, 52 pages. Haerle presents the scales used in improvisation and explains applications. Scales are shown in all keys and treble and bass clefs include blues, Ionian, Dorian, Phrygian, Locrian as well as whole tone, chromatic, augmented and many more. This is also a great aid for memorizing.
16.95

or or / or G261: Scungilli for wind trio and rhythm section by Mike Rossi. Advance Music, 2013, SS, includes parts and score. In addition to saxophones the first part can be played by other B-flat instruments and there is a part for C instruments. There is also a third part for trombone and the rhythm section part. This piece was inspired by the composer's student days in Boston where Scungilli was often on the menu. It is a Medium Up Sing in F-sharp minor. There is an extended open sections for solos in the middle of the piece.. You can view sample pages and listen to sound clips here on the publisher's website. Since this isn't in our regular line of music we have put this $30.95 piece on sale.
21.95
S449: Stan Getz: Improvisations (Concepts and Techniques) transcriptions (B-flat and E-flat) by Claude Mouline and commentaries by Fabrice Bon. This book contains transciptions with chord symbols (for both E-flat and B-flat saxophones) and commentary in French and English for the following pieces: Bronx Blues, I Remember Clifford, Any Time Tomorrow, Lonely Lady, Apasionado, A Softly as in a Morning Sunrise, and There's No Greater Love.
35.95
S574: Sidney Bechet Best of 18 Titres (Titles). Paul Beuscher, SS, 56 + 16 pages. Sidney Bechet (1897-1959) was an American jazz saxophonist (especially the soprano), clarinetist, and composer. He lived in France from 1950 onwards. This book has piano accompaniment with chords and guitar tablature and B-flat parts with chords to 18 of Bechet's most popular tunes. American Rhythm, Bagatelle, Blues in Paris, Dans les rues d'Antibes, Frankie and Johnny, In the Groove, Les Marchand de poissons, Les Oignons, Moulin à Café, Passport to Paradise, Petite Fleur, Promenade aux Champs-Elysées, Sidney's Wedding Day, Souvenir de la Nouvelle Orleans, Suey, Temperamental, I'll be proud of you, and Sweet Louisiana. There are also photos and some text in French.
33.95
G075: Stylistic Etudes in the Jazz Idiom compiled by Lou Fischer. Houston Publishing, 1995, SB, 145 pages. Originally intended for All State audition material, the etudes in this book have proven themselves ideal for sight reading auditions, recital performance, individual practice and stylistic development. There are 15 etudes for each instrument (sax, trumpet, trombone, bass trombone, piano, guitar, guitar, bass, and drum). There are five etudes each in the styles of swing, ballad, and Latin/Funk. The saxophone etudes are by Gunnar Mossblad. 
27.95
S1002: The Tango Saxophone Book by Bernardo Monk. Advance Music, 2013, PB, 152 pages + CD. The Tango Saxophone Book by Bernardo Monk is the first complete course of study to playing saxophone as a soloist and in tango ensembles. Using technique building exercises, rhythms, melodic structures, as well as a practical guide to improvising and arranging, this method provides a wealth of material for intermediate and advanced students. The accompanying CD features full performances and selected backing tracks. The text is in English and Spanish. The author plays the soprano saxophone on the CD but there are some references to other members of the saxophone family in the text.
27.95
S1024: Tenor Saxophone Standards transcribed by Greg Fishman. Hal Leonard, 2014, SS, 96 pages. This book contains 18 transcribed solos with chord symbols: Avalon (Sonny Stitt), Body And Soul (Stan Getz, Coleman Hawkins, Sonny Stitt, Lester Young), Broadway (Stan Getz), Candy (Don Byas), East Of The Sun [And West Of The Moon] (Stan Getz, Lester Young), Gone With The Wind (Ben Webster), Indiana [Back Home Again In Indiana] (Don Byas, Lester Young), Lover Man [Oh, Where Can You Be?] (Wardell Gray), Makin' Whoopee! (Zoot Sims), 9:20 Special (Zoot Sims), She's Funny That Way (Lester Young), The Single Petal Of A Rose (Ben Webster) and Stardust (Coleman Hawkins). Includes a forward, discography and some alternate fingerings.
18.95
S321: The Vandojazz Etude and Exercise Book for Saxophone. Carl Fischer, 2007, PB, 120 pages. Subtitled: The Secrets of Ten Master Saxophonists. This new book contains etudes, exercises, scales, chords, and strategies for improvisation as well as the philosophy and explanation of what is in each chapter. The saxophonists are Don Aliquo, Frank Catalano, Jeff Coffin, Denis Diblasio, Gary Foster (go Gary!), Hayes Greenfield, Dan Higgins, Billy Kerr, Dan Moretti, and Harry Skoler.
24.95

Bindings:  HB: Hard Bound,  PB: Perfect Bound (paperback with square spine),  SS: Saddle Stitch (paper, folded and stapled),  SB: Spiral Bound (plastic or metal)