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A small selection of Jazz vocal repertoire books, sheet music collections, accompanying rehearsal backing tracks and educational/instructional aids for beginners to professional singers and singing teachers. Also browse the Jazz Repertoire Page 2 There are dozens of sheet music titles and collections with and without accompanying backing tracks on each page. Please Note: Prices are provided as a general guide, latest prices are available from the suppliers site. All links open in a new window.




Jazz Warmups (Book/CD)
Here's a perfect set of warm-ups for the vocal jazz ensemble that's designed to enhance and stimulate the growth of each member's vocal and choral ability. Thinking of the warm-up as a “mini voice lesson,” you can reinforce concepts with consistent encouragement, criticism, problem-solving and praise. This practical volume will help the conductor provide purposeful leadership and develop artistry in each individual through exercises that build styles such as Swing, Latin and Rock using solfége and scat syllables as well as tone and blend in ballad style. Each exercise includes a notated keyboard accompaniment with multiple modulations and professional recordings of a rhythm section and singers performing each drill on the enclosed CD. Available: Book/Enhanced CD.
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Twelve Classic Vocal Standards
For Vocal General. Includes a high-quality printed vocal score annotated and a compact disc with complete versions (with soloist) followed by accompaniments to each piece, minus the soloist. Published by Music Minus One. These historic recordings of standards were made at Judson Hall in Manhattan in 1951 and feature, literally, legends in jazz. Classic recordings featuring a stupendous collection of great songs including 'April in Paris,' 'The Man I Love,' and 'Embraceable You,' and many more.
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21 Bebop Exercises for Vocalists and Instrumentalists (Book/CD)
By Steve Rawlins. This book/CD pack by noted arranger and composer Steve Rawlins is both a warm-up collection and a manual for bebop phrasing. Its tasty and sophisticated exercises are designed for both vocalists and instrumentalists interested in further developing their proficiency with jazz interpretation. It concentrates on practice in all twelve keys – moving higher by half-step – to help develop dexterity and range. The companion CD includes all of the exercises in 12 keys.
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40 Sheet Music Bestsellers: Jazz Standards (PVG)
40 enduring favorites are featured in each volume of this series. Due to their popularity and their playability on piano, these songs rank among the top-selling sheet music titles of all-time. Whether you seek new songs to perform, skill-building practice material or just the sheer fun of playing great songs that you could never quite figure out by ear, these collections guarantee a lifetime of enjoyment. Songs: All I Do Is Dream of You, As Time Goes By, At Last, But the World Goes 'Round, Cry Me a River, Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree (With Anyone Else but Me), Dream a Little Dream of Me, Embraceable You, Good Morning, Heart, Hey There, I Get a Kick Out of You, I Got Rhythm, I Only Have Eyes for You, I Put a Spell on You, I'm in the Mood for Love, I've Got You Under My Skin, It Had to Be You, La Vie en Rose, Misty, Moonlight Serenade, My Funny Valentine, Theme from New York, New York, Night and Day, Orange Colored Sky, Over the Rainbow, Singin' in the Rain, Someone to Watch Over Me, Straighten Up and Fly Right, A String of Pearls, Summertime, Sweet Georgia Brown, Tea for Two, That's All, There Will Never Be Another You, They Can't Take That Away from Me, When I Fall in Love, You Go to My Head, You'll Never Know, Young at Heart.
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100 Jazz And Blues Greats
One hundred of the world's favourite jazz and blues classics.
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101 Jazz And Blues Hits For Buskers
With guitar boxes and lyrics. Includes 'Bugle Call Rag', 'Cinnamon And Clove', 'Satin Doll', 'Walkin' Shoes' and 'Wave'.
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150 of the Best Jazz Standards Ever (Pvg)
This work includes the songs: Ain't Misbehavin, Don't Get Around Much Anymore, Fly Me To The Moon, God Bless The Child, I'm Beginning To See The Light, My Funny Valentine, Satin Doll, Stella By Starlight, Witchcraft, Call Me Irresponsible, Unforgettable, Have You Met Miss Jones?
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A Day in the Life of a Fool (Manha de Carnaval)
ShowTrax CD. By Luiz Bonfa, Carl Sigman. Arranged by Paris Rutherford. (Showtrax Cd). Jazz Chorals. CD only. This Latin standard has been recorded by dozens of recording artists from Harry Belafonte to Frank Sinatra. This setting by noted jazz educator and arranger Paris Rutherford is excellent for introducing Latin-style vocal jazz to performers from high school and beyond. Available separately: SATB, ShowTrax CD and Instrumental Pak (parts for piano, guitar, bass and drums).
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Aebersold Vol. 41: Body and Soul
A large selection of famous standards that will have every musician rushing home from work to play. This set of 17 familiar classics will inspire you to play your best, increase your song list, and equip yourself for any musical situation. Includes: Misty, What's New, Teach Me Tonight, Body And Soul, Alone Together, Time After Time, Fools Rush In, That's All, Lover Come Back To Me, You're My Everything, I'm An Old Cowhand, When Your Lover Has Gone, Yours Is My Heart Alone, I Thought About You, You And The Night And The Music, The Very Thought Of You, What Is This Thing Called Love.
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Accompanying The Jazz/Pop Vocalist (Book/CD)
A practical guide for pianists by Gene Rizzo which explores song forms, intros and endings, writing a lead sheet and accompanying different vocal styles. The relationship between singer and accompanist is not always an easy one, but when it clicks, it's highly rewarding for both parties - and the audience. In this book/CD pack, author and pianist Gene Rizzo reveals the secrets to getting on a singer's accompanist A list, covering topics including: exploring song forms, intros and endings, writing a lead sheet, accompanying different vocal styles, descriptive accompaniment, tempo rubato, transposition and more. The book includes two complete songs, and the CD contains both full-version tracks and tracks with the piano part deleted for play-along practice. Appropriate for both solo piano accompanists and players who are part of a combo.
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After Midnight: Jazz
Melody line, lyrics and chords. It's past the witching hour and time for some cool music, so pour the drinks, turn down the lights and play the songs that say how you feel. More than thirty sophisticated blues numbers to match the romantic mood, arranged for piano and voice, complete with lyrics and guitar chord boxes. Contents: Be Mine Tonight (noche De Ronda), Black Coffee, Georgia On My Mind, Goodnight Sweetheart, How Insensitive, I'm Beginning To See The Light, I'm Old Fashioned, In The Still Of The Night, In The Wee Still Hours Of The Morning, Killing Me Softly With His Song, Love Me Tonight, Lullaby Of Birdland, Nice 'N' Easy, Night And Day, Old Devil Moon, On This Night Of A Thousand Stars, Paris By Night, Quiet Night Of Quiet Stars, Round Midnight, Sexual Healing, So Tired, Stella By Starlight, The Joint Is Jumpin, The Look Of Love, The Nearness Of You, The Night We Called It A Day, The Way You Look Tonight, These Foolish Things, Tonight, What A Little Moonlight Can Do, Wonderful Tonight
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All or Nothing at All (Showtrax CD)
Performed by Frank Sinatra. By Arthur Altman and Jack Lawrence. Arranged by Kirby Shaw. (Showtrax Cd). Jazz Chorals. CD only. From the a cappella beginning into the walking bass accompaniment to the full swinging shout chorus, this chart is a straight-ahead vocal jazz feature that will bring life to every performance!
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All Woman Jazz (Book/CD)
Piano & Vocal Sheet Music & CD
A collection of Jazz numbers for female vocalists with accompanying CD of backing tracks. Track List: Bewitched (ella fitzgerald), dream a little dream of me (doris day), a foggy day (sarah vaughan), the girl from ipanema (astrud gilberto), i'm in the mood for love (julie london), in the mood (glen miller), it don't mean a thing (ella fitzgerald), misty (ella fitzgerald), nice work if you can get it (ella fitzgerald), on green dolphin street (sarah vaughan), round midnight (ella fitzgerald), where or when (peggy lee)
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Approaching The Standards for Jazz Vocalists (Book/CD)
Jazz Improvisation Series Bk/cd By Willie Hill, Ronald C Mccurdy. An innovative, user-friendly approach to vocal jazz improvisation. Designed for the individual or group and male or female vocalists, this book and sing-along CD contains ten classic jazz songs selected from and correlated to Approaching the Standards Volumes 1, 2 and 3. Included are the same essential features as the instrumental books: CD demo, clearly written improvisation examples, jazz vocabulary, transcription opportunities, informative composer insight and a useful discography. Whether beginning their studies or improving their vocal jazz skills, all serious singers must have this book! Titles are: Now's the Time, Satin Doll, Softly, As in a Morning Sunrise, Summertime, I Got Rhythm, Honeysuckle Rose, Tenor Madness, Bye Bye Blackbird, Secret Love, Take the A Train. .
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Arthur Hamilton: Cry Me A River
An arrangement of the evergreen Jazz standard Cry Me A River by Arthur Hamilton. This popular torch song was originally composed for Ella Fitzgerald, but ended up being dropped from the film Pete Kelly's Blues. She would eventually record it six years later, but in the meantime, a recording by Julie London introduced it to the world. Jay's sweet harmonies make for a bluesy arrangement.
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Autumn Leaves (Les Feuilles Mortes)
By Joseph Kosma, Jacques Prevert, Johnny Mercer. Arranged by Paris Rutherford. (Showtrax Cd). Jazz Chorals. CD only. Set in a medium up-swing, this tasty standard features a written vocal solo and a written piano solo easily performed by high school jazz groups. Available separately: SATB, ShowTrax CD. Rhythm parts available digitally.
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Besame Mucho (Kiss Me Much)
Performed by The Coasters. By Consuelo Velazquez, Sunny Skylar. Arranged by Kirby Shaw. (Showtrax Cd). Jazz Chorals. CD only. Start a quiet fire with this mellow Latin jazz chart. Lush harmonies and fluid melodic lines are featured to create a great change of pace for any concert. English and Spanish lyrics included. Available: SATB, SAB, SSA, Instrumental Pak, ShowTrax CD. Performance Time: Approx. 3:30.
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Big Book of Swing
(Piano/Vocal/Guitar Songbook). Over 80 swingin' favorites: Air Mail Special * Beat Me Daddy, Eight to the Bar * Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy * Cherokee (Indian Love Song) * Don't Get Around Much Anymore * Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree (With Anyone Else But Me) * Five Guys Named Moe * I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm * In the Mood * Is You Is, Or Is You Ain't (Ma' Baby) * It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing) * Mood Indigo * On the Sunny Side of the Street * Route 66 * Satin Doll * Take the "A" Train * Tuxedo Junction * You're Nobody 'til Somebody Loves You * and more.
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Budget Books: Jazz Standards
A jam-packed value-priced collection of over 80 jazz classics for easy piano with lyrics and melody.
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Chappell: The Daniel Jazz
This short cantata, set in a jazz idiom, makes an ideal end-of-term concert which should be performed strictly for fun! Scored for unison voices with up to four short solos, piano accompaniment plus guitar chords.
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Cheek to Cheek
Nothing says class like an Irving Berlin standard, and this favorite tune from the Fred Astaire film TOP HAT is first class for your vocal jazz group. Published by Hal Leonard.
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Clive Sansom: Jubilate Jazz
A vibrant and jazzy choral arrangement for mixed voices with a string or wind trio, guitar, bass, keyboards and percussion.
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Come Rain or Come Shine
One of the greatest songs ever written, this Harold Arlen/Johnny Mercer standard really cooks in this uptempo swing setting. Available: SATB, SAB, SSA, Instrumental Pak, ShowTrax CD.
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Doctor Jazz
By John Jacobson, Steve Zegree. (Showtrax Cd). Youth Sing Out (Choral). CD only. If you're blue and feelin' down, this jazz-flavored original is just what the Doctor ordered! Doctor Jazz himself (Dr. Steve Zegree) and John Jacobson have combined their considerable talents to create a young choir showcase extraordinare!
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Don't Get Around Much Anymore
By Bob Russell and Duke Ellington. Arranged by Mark A. Brymer. (Showtrax Cd). CD only. Originally made famous by Duke Ellington, this jazz standard has been sung by everyone from Frank Sinatra to Harry Connick, Jr. Enjoy this swinging setting from Mark Brymer. Available separately: SATB, SAB, SSA, ShowTrax CD. Rhythm parts available digitally (gtr, b, dm).
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Down at Poco Loco's (Showtrax CD)
By Kirby Shaw. Set the stage for some hot, Caribbean-flavored rhythms with this colorful original! It features plenty of dance opportunities for a pop/show extravaganza!Available separately: SATB, SAB, SSA, Instrumental Pak (Combo), ShowTrax CD. Jazz Chorals.
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Duke Ellington: It Don't Mean A Thing (SSA)
A significant work that marked a shift from the Hot Jazz of the 1920s to the Swing music of the 1930s. This version is for unaccompanied SSA choir.
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Ella Fitzgerald for Female Singers Pro-vocal Vol.12 (Book/CD)
Whether you're a karaoke singer or preparing for an audition, the Pro Vocal series is for you! The book contains the lyrics, melody, and chord symbols for eight classic songs. The CD contains demos for listening and separate backing tracks so you can sing along. The CD is also enhanced so PC & Mac users can adjust the recording to any pitch without changing the tempo! Perfect for home rehearsal, parties, auditions, corporate events, and gigs without a backup band. This volume includes 8 favorites from the First Lady of Song: Don't Be That Way, Don'cha Go 'Way Mad, It's Only a Paper Moon, Misty, 'Round Midnight, A-Tisket, A-Tasket, What Is There to Say, You're an Old Smoothie.
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Essential Ella: 20 Ella Fitzgerald Classics
20 Classics song by this Jazz legend including; Mack The Knife, Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye and more.
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Fever
Peggy Lee's sizzling sound is adapted for SSA in a sensational setting by Kirby Shaw. Available: SSA, ShowTrax CD By John Davenport and Eddie Cooley. Arranged by Kirby Shaw. Jazz Chorals. Published by Hal Leonard.
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Horton, Darling And Gabler: Choo Choo Ch' Boogie (SATB/Piano)
Jazz classic 'Choo Choo Ch' Boogie' written by Horton, Darling and Gabler in a choral arrangement. This Manhattan Transfer hit will put your choir on the jazz track! Hip 40s lyrics and the burnin ShowTrax CD! Available: SATB, SAB, SSA, Instrumental Pak, ShowTrax CD
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How to Sing American (Book/CD)
This book teaches non-classical or pop-style singers how to pronounce lyrics in American English. Its primary audience is singers with English as a second language, but all singers of pop music, and indeed anyone wishing to improve their vocal technique, can benefit from this book. Through the use of the International Phonetic Alphabet, which assigns a specific symbol to each consonant and vowel sound, singers can immediately produce American sounds devoid of any local accents. Each sound is taught through a list of several practice words, photographs of mouth positions, and examples on the accompanying CD. Pronunciation for Jazz, Rock, R&B, and other non-classical singers. by Joyce Lucia. For Vocal. method. All Styles. Level: Beginning. Book/CD Set. Size 8.75x11.75. 56 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc.
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I Get Along Without You Very Well (Except Sometimes)
By Hoagy Carmichael. Digital sheet music for piano, vocal and guitar.
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I'll Be Around
By Alec Wilder. This lush setting of the Alec Wilder standard gives vocal jazz and concert groups the opportunity to develop blend, tone and phrasing.Available separately: SATB and ShowTrax CD
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In Session With Ella Fitzgerald (Book/CD)
Sing along with the band on eight classic songs from one of the greatest divas in the history of blues, jazz or soul with this songbook and CD pack. Titles: Bewitched, Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye, Johnny One Note, Makin' Whoopee!, My Funny Valentine, Nice Work If You Can Get It, Oh, Lady Be Good, Slap That Bass.
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In The Mood
A collection of 17 popular songs, Jazz standards and classic showtunes, all arranged for your choral group. In The Mood is an anthology of choral arrangements of seventeen classic popular songs by such great names as Fats Waller, George Gershwin, Cole Porter, Jerome Kern, and Richard Rodgers. All the pieces are expertly arranged by the editors to suit the needs of amateur SATB groups--school choirs, youth choirs, or chamber choirs of any description--looking for lighter popular repertoire. There is a mixture of accompanied and unaccompanied numbers in a variety of styles: smoky blues, up-tempo scat, sentimental swing, exuberant Dixieland, sophisticated close-harmony, and a couple of opulent show-stoppers like Somewhere over the Rainbow.
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It Might As Well Be Spring (from State Fair) - Showtrax CD
By Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II. Arranged by Ed Lojeski. (Showtrax Cd). Jazz Chorals. CD only. Size 5.5x5 inches. 12 pages. Published by Hal Leonard. Medium swing with a fun, breezy attitude that's super for developing jazz style.
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Jamie Cullum: Catching Tales (PVG)
Jamie Cullum follows up his 2004 smash hit album with another fabulous collection of Jazz-pop songs and standards.
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Jazz Classics For SSA
A selection of 5 Jazz classics skilfully arranged for SSA Choir with Piano accompaniment by Berty Rice, as part of The Novello Youth Chorals series. Suitable for Secondary School choirs. Includes Fever and Lullaby Of Birdland .
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Jazz Decades: The Twenties
An essential collection of jazz classics arranged for piano, voice and guitar.
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Jazz Standards for Women Singers (Book/CD)
Custom Arrangements of 18 Classics in Singing Keys. Includes 18 of the greatest jazz standards, in arrangements and keys perfect for women singers. The companion CD features terrific accompaniments by a jazz trio of piano, bass and drums. Includes Call Me Irresponsible, I Left My Heart in San Francisco, The Way You Look Tonight and more. Vocal Collection. Book & CD Package. Size 9x12 inches. 39 pages. Published by Hal Leonard.
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Jazz Tracks for Singers - Men's Edition (Book/CD)
Book/CD Packs with Jazz Trio Tracks. 15 songs in custom arrangements for singers, with a companion CD of tasty jazz trio accompaniments (piano, bass, drums). The men's songs are in a medium range. Includes: Alright, Okay, You Win, Body and Soul, Cheek to Cheek, Don't Get Around Much Anymore, Fly Me to the Moon, The Frim Fram Sauce, Gee Baby, Ain't I Good to You, I've Got the World on a String, I've Got You Under My Skin, Lean Baby, Nature Boy, Route 66, When Sunny Gets Blue, Witchcraft, You Took Advantage of Me.
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Jazz Tracks for Singers - Women's Edition (Book/Digital Audio)
Book/CD Packs with Jazz Trio Tracks. 15 great standards in custom arrangements for singers, with a companion CD of tasty jazz trio accompaniments (piano, bass, drums). The women's songs are in appropriate, low keys for this style of music. Includes: Black Coffee, Come Rain or Come Shine, Do Nothin Till You Hear from Me and more.
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Jazzin' It Up! (And Jazzin' It Down!) (Showtrax CD)
A great way to introduce vocal jazz to your choir! This choral provides opportunities for solo scatting, improvising, and offers lots of ensemble singing. An ideal companion to Russell Robinson's two previous vocal jazz selections: Let's Sing Some Jazz and We're Singing the Blues for You. Choral accompaniment recording (Accompaniment CD). Published by Warner Brothers.
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Junior Jazz - Beginning Steps To Singing Jazz Book 1 (2-Part)
Introduce your young singers to the basics of vocal jazz with three original songs illustrating a specific jazz concept. With educator notes included, this is an excellent introduction to an original American art form. Songs include: Blues, Blues, Blues; Riff City; Inflections. Available: 2-Part, ShowTrax CD. Grades 3-8.
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Junior Jazz - Beginning Steps To Singing Jazz Book 2 (2-Part)
Kirby Shaw helps kids learn more about vocal jazz in this easy-to-sing and educational collection. Each original song focuses on a different aspect of jazz singing. Includes: Blue Notes, Teach Me To Swing, Scat Like That. Available: 2-Part,
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Junior Jazz - Beginning Steps To Singing Jazz Book 3 (2-Part)
Here is #3 in a very successful series! Kirby Shaw helps kids learn more about vocal jazz in this easy-to-sing and educational collection. Each original song focuses on a different aspect of jazz singing. Includes: A La Mode; Jump, Jive and Jam; Schoolhouse Blues. Available: 2-Part, ShowTrax CD, Grades 3-8.
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Legendary Divas Of Swing And Jazz
The great swing era gave rise not only to the dance bands and their leaders but also to starring vocalists, both male and female. This book features some of the talented female singers who achieved legendary status as divas of swing and Jazz.
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Lullaby of Birdland
By George Shearing/George David Weiss. Arranged by Paris Rutherford. (Showtrax CD). Jazz Chorals. Size 5x5 inches. Published by Hal Leonard.
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MusicHound Jazz: The Essential Album Guide 2011
Looking to build an incredible jazz collection? Step into MusicHound Jazz. What makes a jazz collection great? How do you decide what to buy when there's so much to choose from? Who are the most innovative and well-respected artists in each genre? Whether you're a serious jazz enthusiast or just starting your collection, it's easy to get overwhelmed by all the choices. MusicHound Jazz delivers sound advice on what to buy and what not to buy, with pages of interesting facts, opinions, recording reviews and biographies on nearly 1,300 artists.
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