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Hotel Kummer - String Quartet & Rhythm Section
  • Hotel Kummer - String Quartet & Rhythm Section
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String Quartet (Vln 1, 2, Vla, Cello) over a relatively easy minor blues tune with a chance to improvise. Intermediate jazz rhythmic. About 5+ minutes in length. Jazz for a classical string quartet with a rhythm section. Open possibility for improvisation over a minor blues form. Intermediate to advanced players. Good concert piece. Score and Parts in one PDF file.

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"Show'em Where Ya Live"
  • "Show'em Where Ya Live"
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This is a jazz-fusion / free funk piece I wrote for my band "REWIND" back in the '80s. Alto Sax, Guitar, Keys, 5-String E-bass, and drums. This tune was inspired by Ornette Coleman's "Prime Time" band. Wild, crazy and free funkin'.

I wrote this at a time that I was experimenting with bringing more of a "jamming" element with my band (at that time no keys), and still have a little arrangement to the tune. This arrangement was actually inspired by a "mistake" while playing the tune for the first time, and I decided it was better that way. Check out the SoundCloud recording. It was sight-read during a rehearseal and that was the absolute first time playing this tune. I think you'll be pleased. :-)

Live recording to be found here on SoundCloud.

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"Olubunmi"
  • "Olubunmi"
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A jazz waltz of medium difficulty for Flugelhorn, Tenor Sax, Piano, Bass, and Drums. One can call this a "Post Bop" waltz filled with unexpected harmonic transitions but nonetheless logical. It's definitely fun to play over and to challenge yourself and your improvisational skills. This tune I wrote in college as part of my small group jazz ensemble class. I then played Tenor Sax often. I was trying out some new harmonic substitutions that I was first learning in jazz harmony class. I hope you like it.

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"Annette"
  • "Annette"
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A beautiful jazz waltz with a very modern flavor. Instrumentation consists of soprano sax, piano, bass, and drums. This a "Post Bop" ballad waltz filled with unexpected harmonic transitions and pedal tone chords. This tune will definitely challenge your improvisational skills.
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"Plateaus"
  • "Plateaus"
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This is a nice smooth jazz ballad for sax, piano, bass, and drums. Although the tune has a few unusual chords it is definitely a challenge to find the most melodic notes for your improvisation. This is basically a "leadsheet" / "Real Book" version of the song.
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Improvisation #1 (for Solo Alto Saxophone)
  • Improvisation #1 (for Solo Alto Saxophone)
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Simple yet challenging composition for Solo Alto Saxophone. This composition was inspired by an idea I had while improvising at a Vernissage. I liked so much that I continued to play with it. Simple in structure but challenging use of large intervals and few rests. Great to show off your skills. Good for a general concert piece as an intermezzo.

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"Spherical"
  • "Spherical"
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Title tune to my debut album "Spherical".

This tune is based on a 6-tone row using inversions, retrogrades, transpositions. Piano chords are formed from the melody, the drums plays basically freely over the form. The "B" section uses polyrhythms "4 against 6" with rhythmic diminutions. For the improvisation seection; play what you hear!

Check out the audio track in iTunes: https://music.apple.com/de/album/spherical/1677316...

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"Round One"
  • "Round One"
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First tune from my debut CD "Spherical", "Round One".

This "A" section of the tune is based on Gershwin's "I Got Rhythm" in F concert key. The "B" section is based on the bridge of the bebop classic "Woody'n You".

Listen to the tracks in iTunes.

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EBooks & Coaching

250 Jazz Patterns
  • 250 Jazz Patterns
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What the Pros are saying about “250 Jazz Patterns”: “I highly recommend the book “250 Jazz Patterns” by Evan Tate, it is an invaluable tool

for the development of improvisation in the jazz language. I use it with my students to

develop their ear towards a more melodic and motif oriented approach to playing chord

progressions, specifically turnarounds and the essential ii V I variations. There is more

to this book than meets the eye, it not only feeds student but it teaches the student to

cook so that he/she can feed themselves for a musical lifetime.”

  • Chico Freeman

Tenor & Soprano saxophonist / Recording Artist

www.chicofreeman.com “In a world already overcrowded with instructional books written about jazz

improvisation, Evan Tate’s rises to the top. I urge any beginning musician interested in

becoming a more fluent improviser to buy this book. It will help you tremendously.”

  • Gary Smulyan

Baritone Saxophonist/ Jazz Educator

www.garysmulyan.com

A valuable resource for students of jazz improvisation. Theses patterns start at the beginning level and move forward progressively to advanced and more complex patterns. PLUS: “Practice Solos” to help incorporate the patterns into your playing faster than imagined! 233 Pages! PDF FORMAT

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250 Jazz Patterns: Bass Clef Edition (eBook)
  • 250 Jazz Patterns: Bass Clef Edition (eBook)
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What the Pros are saying about “250 Jazz Patterns”: “I highly recommend the book “250 Jazz Patterns” by Evan Tate, it is an invaluable tool

for the development of improvisation in the jazz language. I use it with my students to

develop their ear towards a more melodic and motif oriented approach to playing chord

progressions, specifically turnarounds and the essential ii V I variations. There is more

to this book than meets the eye, it not only feeds student but it teaches the student to

cook so that he/she can feed themselves for a musical lifetime.”

  • Chico Freeman

Tenor & Soprano saxophonist / Recording Artist

www.chicofreeman.com “In a world already overcrowded with instructional books written about jazz

improvisation, Evan Tate’s rises to the top. I urge any beginning musician interested in

becoming a more fluent improviser to buy this book. It will help you tremendously.”

  • Gary Smulyan

Baritone Saxophonist/ Jazz Educator

www.garysmulyan.com

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The popular resource for students of jazz improvisation now available for Bass Clef instruments. Theses patterns start at the beginning level and move forward progressively to advanced and more complex patterns. PLUS: “Improv Etudes” to help incorporate the patterns into your playing faster than imagined!

208 Pages!

PDF FORMAT

Get great Play-alongs as MP3 downloads from PlayJazzNow.com

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Blues & Rhythm Changes in All Keys
  • Blues & Rhythm Changes in All Keys
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This book is designed for intermediate to advanced jazz improvisers. The “Improv Etudes” aid to keep you sharp on two of the most powerful chord progressions that is present in at least 90% of all jazz standards.

Included in this 70-page ebook/book:

Notes on Blues Blues in All Keys, 2 Choruses each with an extra 2 blank choruses to write your own Improv Etude Notes on Rhythm Changes Rhythm Changes in All Keys, 2 Choruses each with an extra 2 blank choruses to write your own Improv Etude

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Jazz Solo Etudes for Saxophone
  • Jazz Solo Etudes for Saxophone
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Jazz Solo Etudes are similar to what one does as they study classical etudes. One learns the language of classical music. Here you'll be learning the language of jazz improvisation.

Supercharge your jazz improvisation skills with these jazz etudes!

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The Soprano Sax Workbook
  • The Soprano Sax Workbook
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The Soprano Saxophone Workbook is a great tool even without the video and tuning tracks. The techniques can also be practiced on other saxophones as well with great advantage.

WORKBOOK ONLY! NO VIDEO MATERIAL!

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