No person, perhaps, is better qualified to explain the Dixieland style than Henry Levine, famous as the musical director of “Basin Street” and “Strictly from Dixie” radio programs. Henry Levine has long enjoyed the reputation of being one of the foremost trumpet virtuosi in America and his profound study of Dixieland music, from its early stages to the present time, makes this book the most authoritative book available on this subject.
After a lengthy introduction to the world of Dixieland Style, the reader is provided a collection of songs scored for trumpet, trombone, clarinet, and guitar/piano. Each song is first played straight in its original style, then scored as a dixieland style tune complete with embellishments and reflections. These can be performed with any combination of similar instruments, and give a really good idea of how the best dixieland players take standard tunes and rework them into the modern jazz style.
You can see the difference between original and dixieland versions in the samples and the full index of tunes below. Grab your PDF download above today!
Tunes included: Ja-Da, China Boy, Bluin' the Blues, Runnin' Wild, clarinet Marmalade, Wang Wang Blues, In a Little Spanish Town, I Never Knew, Darktown Strutters' Ball, Alice Blue Gown,