Jamey Aebersold books have arrived at the Max Chambers Library. The first volume was published in 1967; now, nearly fifty years later, there are over 130 volumes. His play-along series is one of, if not the most recognized series of jazz play-alongs.
Aebersold is known internationally as a saxophonist and as an “authority on jazz education.” He was born in New Albany, Indiana on July 21, 1939. In 1962, he graduated with a Master-level degree in saxophone from the University of Indiana; thirty years later, Indiana awarded him an honorary Doctorate of Music. In 1989, Mr. Aebersold was inducted into the International Association of Jazz Educators Hall of Fame; past inductees include Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, Count Basie and Charlie Parker. In 2014, he became a recipient of the National Endowments for the Arts-Jazz Master award, the “nation’s highest honor in jazz.”
Of the 133 volumes published in the series, we’ve received six (6):
- Volume 41: Body & Soul
- Volume 54: Maiden Voyage
- Volume 55: All the Things You Are-Jerome Kern’s Jazz Classics (previously titled Yesterdays-Jerome Kern’s Jazz Classics).
In addition, we have received the piano transcriptions of each volume. All volumes (except for the piano transcriptions) include a CD for play-along, but must be checked out separately in addition to the book. All will be housed in the Multimedia department of the library.
For more about Jamey Aebersold and his products, visit http://jazzbooks.com/