A great supplement to Second Floor Music's Sing Jazz! book (00740213/$14.95), Jazz Phrasing is a perfect workbook for all jazz vocalists. It covers: Specific Rhythm Phrasing – interpreting 8th notes, specific rhythm figures; Open Phrasing – exploring tempos and styles, working with ballads; Tips on Performance – choosing a tempo and counting off, telling the song's story, working with your ensemble; and more. The accompanying CD lets you: compare transcriptions to recorded examples, listen to vocal and instrumental examples, sing along with the rhythm section, create backgrounds and analyze arrangements.
A Workshop for the Jazz Vocalist
by Dr. Gloria Cooper and Don Sickler