**Artist signed copy** Aimed at musicians searching for the next level in their ability to compose and improvise, this handy reference draws on the author’s own published music as well as accessible standards. Educational text is interspersed with personal experiences playing alongside legends such as “Machito” and his Latin Jazz Orchestra, Lionel Hampton’s Big Band, trombonist Curtis Fuller, pianist Carla Bley, and Brazilian star Milton Nasciemento. Conducting a musical journey that enriches understanding of form, structure, time, melody, and harmony, this enlightening guide delves into the mechanics behind the craft, demystifying the art and providing inspiration to all aspiring musicians seeking to expand their creative horizons.


As a special bonus and ‘thank you’ to all who have bought “SCENES, SONGS & SOLOS”, and to supplement the two sections in my book which these songs refer to, I am providing two free downloads of my newest compositions
(songs published by SLAGLE MUSIC), recorded by my great 4HORN group,
“MAG 7”:
Steve Slagle-alto sax
Ian Hendrickson-smith-tenor sax
Larry Farrell-trombone
John Clark-french horn
Dave Demotta-piano
Marty Confurious-bass
Colby Inzer-drums