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Intermediate Jazz Conception [Alto/Baritone Sax]
Includes CD


From the Publisher

Intermediate Jazz Conception is another addition to the popular series of etude books created by Jim Snidero, featuring some of the finest jazz musicians in the world. This book/cd set includes 15 etudes based on standards, modal tunes and blues, demonstrated by Jim Snidero on alto sax with the incredibly swinging rhythm section of Dave Hazeltine on piano, Peter Washington on Bass and Kenny Washington on Drums. New to Intermediate Jazz Conception is an appendix dedicated to style and improvisation, including a scales syllabus, nomenclature, and over 95 lines and ideas extracted for the study of improvisation!

The recording features two separate versions of each etude; one with the soloist and rhythm section and one with the rhythm section only. Hear how the soloist performs the etudes, play with or without the soloist on the cd, and learn about both jazz style and improvisation from some of the best. Other series available by Jim Snidero: Easy Jazz Conception and Jazz Conception.

"A talented musician, musical advocate and educator ... a genuinely significant figure in jazz composition" Penguin Guide to Jazz"A master musician" Down Beat Magazine

Difficulty guide: 4-5
Difficulty level, roughly compared to ABRSM exam grades. 0 is beginner, 9 is advanced (beyond grade 8).


  • Splank Street
  • Melon Island
  • Green Fin
  • St. Sonny
  • Voyage
  • Confirmed
  • Miles' Blues
  • Freedom
  • Bird's Ballad
  • Trane's Thing
  • You Need Not
  • Things
  • Days Ago
  • Stellar
  • Night Eyes

Appendix containing:

  • Jazz Style
  • Scales with Correlating Lines
  • Extracted Lines and Melodic Ideas for Improvisation
  • 2 Measure Major II-V-I
  • 2 Measure Minor II-V-I
  • Major and Minor 1 Measure II-V-I
  • Some Blues Ideas
  • Pentatonic Lines
  • Non-Pentatonic Lines on C7
  • Biographies

Item Details

Category: Alto Sax Albums with Backing Tracks
Publisher: Advance Music
Publisher's reference: ADV14780
Our Stock Code: 1128789
Media Type: Paperback (48 pages [score]); includes accompaniment CD