Sample Vamps for keyboard and chord sequences for any other instrument can be downloaded above.
... Swing Steps Modal Dream A Bit of a Bossa Re-Pent Rock Riffs Lazy Days Chorizo Bad Salad Not So Pure Bob's Wail Sorted Step and Leap C You Lay It Down Down Home Blues
These multi functional pieces serve the needs of Sax players who wish to come to terms with jazz and improvised musical language. Play the studies by themselves to discover some idiomatic phrasing, play them with the CD support to explore the 'groove' and 'feel' of the 'ensemble' or just improvise using the scale/mode from which the pieces are derived and explore some of the concepts in the 'tasty licks' or gain some inspiration from the sample 'impros' on the CD. In short, just use this material as you see fit but, most of all, enjoy!
Jeffery Wilson studied at the RCM with John Lambert and Herbert Howells and went on to study with Gordon Jacob, Aladar Majorossy and Olivier Messiaen. His output includes orchestral music, numerous chamber works and educational music, jazz composition and one Opera 'The Way to Glory'. Jeffery was for many years a visiting lecturer at Utrecht Conservatorium in Holland and principal examiner (Jazz) for Guildhall exams, he is now coordinator of Composition at Junior Guildhall, Saxophone and Clarinet tutor at Colchester Institute and a supervisor for the music faculty at Cambridge University. He also very much enjoys responding to commission and fulfilling musical needs like the 'Progressive Guide to Melodic Improvisation' published by Trinity Guildhall. Why not visit www.jefferywilson.co.uk for more on the composer.