Book 5 of Erik Veldkamp’s Play-Along series in all styles is a doozy. We are talking about advanced solos now, no kidding around, using the full range of the horn and requiring much more dexterity than the previous books.
Veldkamp is know for his killer jazz charts and his great chops, so when you see the swing, big band, and straight ahead jazz tunes you are going to feel right at home. For students of the instrument (as we all are) listening to him demo each tune in the recordings is such a fantastic resource. It is the next best thing to a lesson in style and phrasing.
Below you will find 3 tunes you can listen to for an idea of the difficulty. Some of the pages are in the samples to the left, so try them out then grab an immediate PDF download above.
On the Bright Side
Swingin’ & Dancin’