Jazz Guitar * Jazz Blues Solos by Larry McCabe published by Santorella Publications is for an experienced guitarist that has intermediate, or better, skills. The solos throughout are of performance quality and the improvisations are from a variety of standard blues tunes. Whether you are a rock, folk, country or urban blues guitarist, the solos will help you develop variety in your phrasing, improved familiarity with the fingerboard, enhanced conceptual abilities and a vastly improved ear. Two solos are written for each tune in standard notation & tablature including basic chord symbols. The first solo defines the melody, perhaps with some decoration; the second solo shows how a jazz guitarist might “stretch out” a bit over a progression. The song selections are not confined to 12-bar blues, but would all be considered “bluesy” in flavor, or at least lend them to a bluesy interpretation. The definition of “blues” is much broader among jazz musicians than it is within the narrower parameters of rock & roll or country music. The CD is recorded in stereo with the lead heard mainly on the right channel. Rhythm guitar and drums accompany the lead. Switching the balance to the left channel will reduce the lead considerably and enable you to play your own solos over the chords and accompaniment. Many jazz musicians feel that knowing a song’s lyrics helps capture the proper mood. Thus, the first-verse lyrics included may help to “ring a bell” and enable you to recall a particular song. Keep in mind that lyrics, much like chords and solos, should not be considered definitive. Jazz music is rooted in folk music, therefore any tune treated as a jazz piece will naturally lend itself to many possible interpretations. Jazz Blues Solos from Santorella Publications will provide suggested ideas and an assortment of alternatives to be taken into consideration. Alberta - Careless Love - Corrine, Corrina - Every Night When the Sun Goes In - Hesitation Blues - Jada - Lonesome Road - Make Me a Pallet on the Floor - Nobody’s Business - St. James Infirmary - Sporting Life Blues - Willie the Weeper.