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Israel (by John Carisi) – Jazz Play Along with sheet music

Israel ” is a composition by John Carisi, which has become a jazz standard. Described as a “minor blues”, it was originally recorded in 1949 by Miles Davis as part of the “Birth of the Cool” sessions. It is considered to be an “early use of the perfect fourth interval”, which “arpeggiates a pair of three ascending fourths at mm. 9–10”.

“Israel” has since become most associated with jazz pianist Bill Evans, and features on several of the Bill Evans Trio recordings. According to Joe Utterback, Marty Morell‘s solo work for the Trio on songs such as “Israel” and “Peri’s Scope” is “evidence that a drummer can play strongly and fluently without ever losing the melodic line or disrupting the playing of the other musicians”. “Israel” was later covered by Gerry Mulligan with his Concert Jazz Band for their 1961 album Gerry Mulligan Presents a Concert in Jazz. Carisi is credited with rearranging the tune especially for Mulligan to make the recording.

Israel (by John Carisi) – Jazz Play Along with sheet music

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Milestones by Miles Davis Jazz Play Along with sheet music to download

Milestones by Miles Davis Jazz Play Along with sheet music to download from our Library.

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Ceora by Paul Lee Morgan Jazz Play Along

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Oscar Peterson – C Jam Blues (transcription sheet music)

Oscar Peterson – C Jam Blues (sheet music transcription) with double bass

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LOVER 4/4 – Jazz Play Along with sheet music

LOVER 4/4 – Jazz Play Along with sheet music

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LOVER 4/4 – Jazz Play Along with sheet music in our Library: https://sheetmusiclibrary.website/ LOVER 4/4 is a song by Lorenz Hart & Richard Rodgers Play Jazz Standards

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Keith Jarrett: The Art of Improvisation (2005) Part 1

Jazz Masterclass on improvisation – Keith Jarrett: The Art of Improvisation (2005) Part 1 with sheet music.

Director: Michael Dibb (as Mike Dibb) Writers: Ian Carr, Michael Dibb (as Mike Dibb)

Keith Jarrett (born May 8, 1945) is an American jazz and classical music pianist and composer.

Jarrett started his career with Art Blakey, moving on to play with Charles Lloyd and Miles Davis. Since the early 1970s he has enjoyed a great deal of success as a group leader and a solo performer in jazz, jazz fusion, and classical music. His improvisations draw from the traditions of jazz and other genres, especially Western classical music, gospel, blues, and ethnic folk music.

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In 2003 Jarrett received the Polar Music Prize, the first recipient of both the contemporary and classical musician prizes, and in 2004 he received the Léonie Sonning Music Prize. His album The Köln Concert (1975) became the best-selling piano recording in history.

In 2008 he was inducted into the Down Beat Jazz Hall of Fame in the magazine’s 73rd Annual Readers’ Poll.

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Jazz Play Along – Lover 3/4 (by Lorenz Hart & Richard Rodgers)

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Jazz Play Along – Nefertiti

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“Nefertiti” is a fascinating tune. Composed by Wayne Shorter, it was first performed by the Miles Davis Quintet at their recording session for the group’s 1968 album, Nefertiti. The most unusual aspect of the recording is that Miles Davis and Wayne Shorter play the melody together over and over, and there are no improvised solos. Instead, the rhythm section improvises underneath the melody. But at the same time, Davis’ trumpet and Shorter’s tenor sax don’t keep playing the melody exactly as written. They gradually loosen up the rhythm and go in and out of sync with each other in a compelling way. It kind of reminds me of those Cubist paintings of someone walking down a staircase. You see multiple images at the same time, just like on “Nefertiti” we hear multiple phrasings of the melody at the same time!

Taken by itself, this “cubist approach to melody” was already being used by jazz musicians since at least the late 1950s. You’ll hear it in the music or Ornette Coleman, Charles Mingus, and other progressive jazz musicians. Even though it was very “new” at this time, this approach to melody may have been right there at the very beginnings of jazz. In his book Early Jazz, Gunther Schuller interviews the early jazz musician George Morrison, who reports that jazz began by one musician playing the melody as written while another musician embellished re-phrased the same melody. SO at least in this sense, musicians like Davis, Shorter, Coleman and Mingus were in fact evoking the early days of jazz polyphony but playing their melodies in this manner.

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Jazz Play Along Favorite Standards – The Nearness of you

Jazz Play Along Favorite Standards – “The Nearness of you” with sheet music

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“The Nearness of You” is a popular song written in 1938 by Hoagy Carmichael with lyrics by Ned Washington. The song debuted in the 1939 recording In the Mood by Glenn Miller and His Orchestra, with vocals by Ray Eberle.

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Sheet music Lyrics:

It’s not the pale moon that excites me
That thrills and delights me, oh no
It’s just the nearness of you

It isn’t your sweet conversation
That brings this sensation, oh no
It’s just the nearness of you

When youre in my arms and I feel you so close to me
All my wildest dreams come true

I need no soft lights to enchant me
If you’ll only grant me the right
To hold you ever so tight
And to feel in the night the nearness of you

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Jazz Play Along Favorite Standards – If I Should Lose You

“If I Should Lose You” is a song composed by Ralph Rainger, with lyrics by Leo Robin. It was introduced in the 1936 film Rose of the Rancho. Get the sheet music in our Library.

Sheet Music Lyrics:

If I should lose you
The stars would fall from the skies
If I should lose you
The leaves would wither and die
The birds in May time
Would sing a lonely refrain
And I would wander around
Hating the sound of rain
With you beside me
No wind in winter would blow
With you beside me
A rose would bloom in the snow
I gave you my love
But I was living a dream
And living would seem in vain
If I lost you