Tradin' With The Greats - Kenny Werner
"Tradin’ With The Greats"®, is the next generation of Jazz Play Along recordings. "Tradin’ With The Greats"®, puts you in the band with some of the greatest musicians of our time. Trading is the time-honored tradition where musicians improvise back and forth, inspiring each other to play at higher levels of artistry than they normally reach.
Play Along Sample
Piano: Kenny Werner
Guitar: Chris Crocco
Bass: Johannes Weidenmueller
Drums: Ross Pederson
Q: What's different about these Jazz Play Along CD’s and the Jamey Aebersold play-alongs?
A: First of all let me say, “All praise to Jamey Aebersold“. As far as I’m concerned he invented the Jazz Play Along format. The main difference is that instead of trying to make a play along record we tried to make a great Jazz album with famous Jazz recording artists and left space for you to play too. While the Jamey Aebersold play alongs use some very well known Jazz Artists, the primary purpose of the Aebersolds is as a play along.
Q: How can playing with these “famous” artists make me play better jazz?
A:When you play with players better than you, your playing improves, a lot. We have all had the experience of playing with albums and playing “on top” of our favorite players and while we were playing over them we felt like we were playing better but then when we played over the piano solo we didn’t sound as good. With “Tradin’ With The Greats”® series you get a real life lesson in that you are inspired and challenged by the Greats but then when it’s your turn to play it is real and you will immediately feel how you measure up to the Greats. We think with diligent practice this may be your best jazz music education product you ever purchase.
Q: I only see chord changes written in the E-Book. Why aren’t the melodies written?
A: Too often these days’ musicians are using Fake Books to learn tunes and are not going to the source, which are great recordings. You will thank us later by being forced to learn these melodies by ear from these great artists.