Practicing lead playing out of context can leave some things to be desired. It’s difficult to gauge things like appropriate volume, brightness, and sizzle without putting the music into context. These are the problems that our friend Stuart McLean-Fowler set out to solve when he began his Lead Book Transcription project.
Conrad Gozzo was an absolute legend of the lead trumpet game. In addition to being featured as lead trumpet on EVERY Henry Mancini recording, Gozzo performed and recorded with the likes of Benny Goodman and Artie Shaw.
As a player, nothing will help you develop your lead chops like playing along with the best bands and imitating the best players. These lead book transcriptions allow you to do just that – grab your horn, crank the stereo, and play along.
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Books included in this bundle: