Corey Christiansen has created a tribute and a learning adventure in his excellent ESSENTIAL JAZZ LINES IN THE STYLE OF JOE PASS. For the guitarist seeking to learn how Joe Pass did many of his intricate and intimate playing techniques, this 40 page book with a play-along CD is just the thing to have!
The CD contains 18 tracks, among them such important and helpful topics as #17 "Turnarounds Vamp Around the Circle of Fourths," "Solo Using Joe Pass Lines," among others. The book contains material that will cover progressions, harmonic vamps, rhythm, and other material helpful to the guitarist. The book is a large paperback and will sit on a music stand or lay flat.
There are several sections I found of special interest, among them the "Two-Measure "Two-Five" Material" which explains ideas which can be played over two-measure ii-V (Dm7 - G7) progressions, and the "One-and Two-Measure Major Chord Material."
This is an excellent guitar book from Mel Bay Publications. Congratulations to author-guitarist Corey Christiansen on a job well-done; his guitar book is entertaining, and educational.
If you enjoy the work of the late Joe Pass, this is a book you will want in your personal library. Excellent.Remember those great sounds of jazz guitar legend Joe Pass? Ever wonder what it would be like to be able to play music like he did? Corey Christiansens ESSENTIAL JAZZ LINES IN THE STYLE OF JOE PASS gives the guitarist a hands-on learning experience in understanding the Joe Pass style.'