The Ultimate Collection of Jazz Duets Vol. 1 for B♭ trumpet and 𝄞 treble clef instruments by Rich Willey (PDF)


Duets with a partner are the quickest way to throw together an ensemble, and these duets are perfect just for fun or for performance.

24 “trad jazz” duets written on the chord changes of traditional jazz standards for intermediate to advanced players can advance your sight-reading in a jiffy.

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Vol 1: The Ultimate Collection of Jazz Duets, Volume 1, for B♭ Trumpet and other Treble Clef Instruments, 24 Jazz Duets with Play-along Tracks

Rich has written 24 fun and very hip duets written on chord changes of favorite traditional jazz tunes for intermediate to advanced players. Volume 1 uses chord changes from the following standards:

• I’m Looking Over A Four Leaf Clover • Somebody Else Is Taking My Place • Bill Bailey Won’t You Please Come Home • Battle Hymn of the Republic • Someday You’ll Be Sorry • Oh, Baby! • My Gal Sal • Baby Face • Everybody Loves My Baby • South • Bye, Bye Blackbird • Five Foot Two, Eyes Of Blue • I’ve Found A New Baby • Just A Closer Walk With Thee • Way Down Yonder In New Orleans • When You’re Smiling • After You’ve Gone • When The Saints Go Marchin’ In • Do You Know What It Means To Miss New Orleans? • Jazz Me Blues • Please Don’t Talk About Me When I’m Gone • Who’s Sorry Now? • Ain’t Misbehavin’ • Bourbon Street Parade

Comes with instructions for downloading mp3 play-along tracks (two tempos per duet), MIDI play-alongs for Band-In-A-Box/sequencing programs (permits use with all treble clef instruments), and MIDI “mock-ups” of duets with rhythm section (for those who wish to hear these duets before playing them). Play-along tracks contain no melody instruments, only piano, bass and drums.

When you order this in PDF format you’ll be able to download it immediately upon submission of your order.

Listen to Rich playing the duet over the chord changes of Oh, Baby!  from his digital studio:

Here are the sample pages for the duet written over the chord changes of Oh, Baby!

Duet written over the Oh, Baby!  chord changes

Customer Comments

“These “trad jazz” duets are pure FUN! If you like traditional New Orleans jazz you’ll love these – based on tunes like Bill Bailey, Baby Face, Bye Bye Blackbird, and When You’re Smilin’. My wife and I read through these duets in a little over an hour Friday night. I think we had to stop on the second page of every tune. Rich just loves throwing you a curve just when you think you’ve settled into a groove. These are very playable, note-wise, not a lot of accidentals. But best of all, these tunes are just toe tappin’, go home whistlin’ fun.” — STEVE EVANS, Trumpeter, Lykens, PA

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