Jamey Aebersold Jazz Handbook

  • Many of you already have this is paper form. For those who don't, here's a digital that can be printed out. Lots of learning from the guy who made practicing jazz a heck of a lot more fun.

  • I had the honor of playing for Jamey Aebersold who has a jazz series that goes by his name at the Cincinnati Main Public Library. He had our quintet open the newly remodeled Main Branch building. It was truly an honor.

  • The great thing about Jamey Aebersold is that he is very approachable. He has done clinics for 10's of 1,000's of people and also created (inherited/acquired see kehaulani) The Summer Jazz Workshops where he brings along some of the top names in jazz to help instruct and inspire. I spoke to Jamey many moons ago about the use of the various pentatonic scales and its applications in jazz because they are easy to learn ( a big plus for someone that knows very little) and can make a beginner sound like they know something. The idea came from a text I wrote some time ago which at the time didn't contain the pentatonic scales. The text now contains both major and minor pentatonic scales in all twelve keys as a supplement to the rest of the text.

  • Pentatonics +Jazz = Woodie Shaw

    FWIW, I don't think Jamie founded the Aebersold Jazz clinics, rather he took over and renamed the forerunner Stan Kenton Band Clinics which, in turn, had been the National Stage Band Camp.

  • @Kehaulani
    The more you know

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