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Review: World's Greatest Fakebook, The by Various Composers

Great Jazz and Fusion Compositions by Big Time Musicians
World's Greatest Fakebook, The by Various Composers - review and discussion

Author: Various Composers
483 pages
Published by Sher Music

Summary:

This is one of my favorite fake books because there are tunes in here you won't find anywhere else. Chick's voicings for "Tone for Jones Bones", Birdland, tunes by George Cables and McCoy Tyner that you won't find anywhere else, among many, many others. It was Sher Music's first fake book. I picked it up in the early 90's when I was learning jazz piano at the University of Washington and I still have it on my shelf, and I still pull it out and play from it.

Description (book jacket or other publisher notes):

Sher Music's first fake book was designed to include all the best original jazz compositions not included in the old, illegal Real Book. Composers include Wayne Shorter, Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Russ Ferrante, John Scofield, and many more. Like all Sher Music fake books, it features composer-approved transcriptions, easy-to-read calligraphy, and many extras (sample bass lines, chord voicings, drum appendix, etc.) not found in conventional fake books.

Full Book Review and Other Notes:

"Very true to the original music. Great for any students of jazz."-Chick Corea
"This is the most carefully conceived fake book I've ever seen."-George Cables
"An impressive work throughout, setting high standards."-Jazz Educators Journal
"I'm very impressed with the overall quality. I find myself using it a lot."-Mike Nock
"I predict great and lasting success for the book. It will be a standard."-Jon Hendricks.


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