Body and Soul: The Evolution of a Tenor Saxophone Standard
by Eric Allen. Foreword by Chris Potter.
For all serious jazz musicians! From Coleman Hawkins to Chris Potter, the evolution of jazz style and harmony is carefully examined and clearly explained in this monumental work centered around iconic solos on the great standard “Body & Soul.” Includes complete and accurate transcriptions of Coleman Hawkins, Lester Young, Stan Getz, Sonny Rollins, John Coltrane, Dexter Gordon, Michael Brecker, and Chris Potter with both melody and solo choruses. Pages and pages of in-depth analysis and stylistic comparisons for each solo make this an historic treatise on the rich evolution of jazz harmony and interpretation. All the answers are here in this huge 180 page spiral-bound collection! This book is tenor saxophone key, so Bb instruments will not have to transpose. For all other instruments, special transposed supplemental books (sold separately - see the "You May Also Like" column to the right) are available.
“The title and lyric of Body & Soul gives us as improvisers an approach about how to play music. It’s all about love and expression. Coleman Hawkins felt it and set a high standard of creative improvisation for everyone to follow no matter what tune you are exploring. Let’s not forget all of these beautiful solos included in this well-crafted book were played spontaneously with eyes closed and ears opened! Bravo, Eric, for your amazing work and passion.” -Joe Lovano
“What a great idea to take one tune and see how the great players played it through the years with all the various chord changes, as well. Eric has done a masterful job on his transcriptions and i especially like his analysis. The accuracy of the transcriptions is quite remarkable.” -Jerry Bergonzi
"Body and Soul offers accurate transcriptions by acknowledged masters >along with good analysis of the notable musical ideas that permeate the >solo. From Hawk to Brecker, this volume covers it all." -Dave Liebman
"These solos provide an invaluable resource for understanding and comparing the unique styles of the greatest tenor saxophonists in jazz". - Greg Fishman
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