Jazz Conception is an exciting way for players at all levels to learn the language of jazz! Each book/CD set features 21 solo etudes based on chord changes to standards and blues. See and hear how a well known soloist phrases and articulates and choose to play along with that soloist or with one of New York's finest rhythm sections: Mike LeDonne on piano Dennis Irwin on bass and Kenny Washington on drums. The etudes start out fairly easy and get progressively more difficult. You can use the etudes as a bridge to solos of the masters that are usually more complicated, for private lessons, for self-study or in any combination up to a full jazz ensemble including flute and clarinet. You can also use this as an improvisation study, learning how to construct a swinging logical solo. If you are more advanced you may want to use the book to develop your sight reading abilities. In the end however it's all about having fun playing along with a great jazz rhythm section!