The Bill Evans Omnibook for Piano Review

*I posted all the recordings I could find on Youtube that go with this transcription book at the bottom of this review………Enjoy! Today, I am reviewing the Bill Evans Omnibook for piano that is published by Hal Leonard.  Hal Leonard has already released many other great Omnibooks that I have already reviewed here including the Read More…

The Charlie Parker Omnibook Volume 2 Review

*I posted all the recordings I could find on Youtube that go with this transcription book at the bottom of this review………Enjoy! Today, I am excited to be reviewing the Charlie Parker Omnibook Volume 2 that has just been released by Hal Leonard.  This great book of transcriptions was created by Chris “Doc” Stewart who Read More…

The Cannonball Adderley Omnibook Review

Today, I am reviewing the Cannonball Adderley Omnibook that is published by Hal Leonard.  This great book of transcriptions was created by Chris “Doc” Stewart who also transcribed the Sonny Rollins Omnibook that I reviewed earlier in the year. I bought this book after receiving a gift card from a student of mine. I went Read More…

The Sonny Rollins Omnibook Review

*I posted all the recordings I could find on Youtube that go with this transcription book at the bottom of this review………Enjoy! My first recording of Sonny Rollins that I heard as a teenager was “Saxophone Colossus”.  I checked it out of the local library. I didn’t play tenor saxophone back then but I was Read More…

The Stan Getz Omnibook Review

*I posted all the recordings I could find on Youtube that go with this transcription book at the bottom of this review………Enjoy! It’s with a bit of embarrassment that I admit that in the past, I have never really been a big fan of Stan Getz.  I remember hearing his name when I was younger and checking Read More…

The Lighthouse Omnibook-Dave Liebman and Steve Grossman Review

Today’s review is about a great transcription book by Petter Wettre entitled “The Lighthouse Omnibook”.   This book has been sitting on my shelf for a few years but I was reminded of it the other day when John Greiner (a great tenor player that I played with at Berklee in different ensembles) mentioned the Read More…

The John Coltrane Omnibook Review

*I posted all the recordings I could find on Youtube that go with this transcription book at the bottom of this review………Enjoy! Those of you who know me and my musical history know the impact the Charlie Parker Omnibook has had on me since I discovered it in High School many years ago.  I was Read More…

Amazing Charlie Parker Recording of Cherokee

Back when I was in junior high school I was introduced to the playing of Charlie Parker.  It was 9th grade and up to that point all I had listened to was Spyro Gyra, Chuck Mangione, Dave Sanborn and the Yellowjackets.  My saxophone teacher told me that if I wanted to be good at jazz Read More…

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