These swing etudes, from the 40’s, are a compilation of our favourite etudes by Ben Paisner. His phrasing and interpretation exemplifies the period to a tee. In other words, he nails it! They are among the dozens, written for the David Gornston Library. Like Charles Colin, Dave Gornsten was considered among the pioneers of jazz education.
If you appreciate the genre, you’ll find these studies fun to play, and enjoyable to be heard. Many thanks to Ed Polcer for his editorial review of this material, we revere his decades long and on going activity on the scene.
The first two etudes are available for free in the samples, try them out, then grab an immediate PDF download above.