Rich’s four best-selling duet books, written on the chord progressions of traditional jazz standards with chord symbols included, have been combined to form this giant collection of 100 fun, melodic duets for trumpet or any treble clef instrument.
Starting fairly easy and getting progressively more difficult, the first 24 duets are written with younger players in mind and contain strong melodies, easy key signatures, relatively few eighth notes and few accidentals in a traditional jazz style of playing. The remainder of the book contains 76 melodic bebop-style duets perfect for intermediate to advanced players. All are excellent studies in syncopation, sightreading, and fundamentals of jazz improvisation.
Book comes with instructions on downloading the play-along tracks — two mp3 play-along tracks for each duet (a moderate tempo and a more ambitious tempo) — and the complete set of MIDI files for those who wish to modify the playback characteristics (using Band-In-A-Box, Cakewalk, Windows Media Player, etc.) to allow any like pair of treble clef instruments to use the play-along tracks. Play-along tracks contain no melody instruments, only piano, bass and drums.
Contains complete mp3 “mock-ups” of every duet, instructions for making 5 audio CDs from the mp3s, and Rich’s tips for using the book.
Beautifully engraved and printed on high-quality paper and GBC comb-bound with protective mylar outer covers. If you order this in PDF format you’ll be able to download it immediately upon submission of your order.
Duets are written over the chord changes from the following traditional and standard jazz favorites:
• A Day In The Life Of A Fool • After You’ve Gone • Ain’t Misbehavin’ • Airegin • All God’s Chillun Got Rhythm • All Of Me • All the Things You Are (2 ways) • Autumn Leaves • Baby Face • Battle Hymn of the Republic • Bill Bailey • Blue Bossa (2 ways) • Body & Soul • Bouncin’ With Bud • Bourbon St. Parade • Bye, Bye Blackbird • Ceora • Cherokee • Confirmation • Contour • Do You Know What It Means To Miss New Orleans • Embraceable You • Everybody Loves My Baby • Five Foot Two, Eyes of Blue • Giant Steps • Gone With the Wind • Green Dolphin Street • Half Nelson • Have You Met Miss Jones? • Here’s That Rainy Day • How High the Moon • I Love You • I Should Care • I Wish I Knew • I’m Getting Sentimental Over You • I’m In The Mood For Love • I’m Looking Over a Four Leaf Clover • If I Should Lose You • In a Mellow Tone • Indiana • It Could Happen To You • It’s You Or No One • I’ve Found A New Baby • I’ve Got Rhythm • Jazz Me Blues • Joy Spring • Just A Closer Walk With Thee • Just Friends • Lazy Bird • Like Someone In Love • Margie • My Gal Sal • My Melancholy Baby • My Old Flame • My Romance • No Moon At All • Oh, Baby! • Old Folks • On The Sunny Side Of The Street • Out of Nowhere • Pennies From Heaven • Please Don’t Talk About Me When I’m Gone • Recordame • ’Round Midnight • Slow Boat to China • Softly As In A Morning Sunrise • Solar • Somebody Else Is Taking My Place • Someday You’ll Be Sorry • Sophisticated Lady • South • St. Thomas • Star Eyes • Stardust • Stella By Starlight • Stompin’ at the Savoy • Sweet Georgia Brown • Take The “A” Train • Tangerine • The Girl From Ipanema • The Way You Look Tonight • There Is No Greater Love • There Will Never Be Another You • Time After Time • Tiny Capers • Triste (more or less) • Tune Up • Way Down Yonder in New Orleans • Well You Needn’t • What Is This Thing Called Love? • When The Saints Go Marching In • When You’re Smiling • Who’s Sorry Now? • Willow Weep For Me • Woody ’n’ You • Yardbird Suite • You Don’t Know What Love Is
Titles in bold italic type (above) are only available in the complete 200-page book.
Listen to Rich doing mock-ups of three duets in his digital studio.
Duet written over the chord changes of ’Round Midnight:
Duet written over the chord changes of Embraceable You:
Duet written over the chord changes of Somebody Else Is Taking My Place:
Here are some sample pages from The Ultimate Collection of Jazz Duets Complete:
“I played through Rich Willey’s duets with my son the other day, and we enjoyed them very much. The duets are dripping with the bebop language and all have a nice flow to them. They swing and are quite lyrical at the same time. I would recommend these duets for players young and old. I think there is something there for everyone.”
— BOB MINTZER, Saxophonist, composer & arranger, leader of Grammy Award-winning Big Band, professor at Manhattan School of Music