Hal Leonard Sixth Volume of Real Book

Mike Lawson • Repertoire • June 27, 2016

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Hal Leonard Corporation is proud to unveil a new volume in the songbook series for jazz musicians in the world: The Real Book Volume 6.

It will make its debut at the Summer NAMM show in Nashville. This volume includes a brand new collection of 400 jazz tunes and jazzy arrangements of pop and show standards with no duplication of titles in earlier volumes.

Since the 1970s, The Real Book has been the go-to reference for gigging jazz musicians. Hal Leonard is proud to publish completely legal and legitimate editions of the originals, as well as many new exciting volumes to carry on the tradition to new generations of players while paying royalties to the legendary songwriters behind these classic works.

Volume 6 (C Edition, HL00240534, $39.99) continues the Real Book formula with professionally notated and edited music for accuracy in melody, harmony, and rhythm with attention paid to form within each tune, including both phrases and larger sections, clearly delineated and placed in obvious visual arrangement. A variety of recordings and alternate editions were consulted to create the most accurate and user-friendly representations of the tunes, whether used in a combo setting or as a solo artist. In addition to the immediately-recognizable “jazz” font, all two-page tunes open to face one another for ease of use during playing; most standard-type tunes remain true to their original harmonies with little or no reharmonization with a few exceptions for jazzy interpretations of popular songs and Broadway show tunes, as well as some modifications using modern notation and variation among turnarounds.

Volume 6 also highlights major jazz and pop composers of the last 60 years with special attention given to the 1960s and 1970s. This volume features work of the jazz giants of the last 40 years including Chick Corea, Tadd Dameron, Nat Adderly, Miles Davis, Vince Guaraldi, as well as a variety of newer artists. Just some of the song highlights include: But Not for Me • Cute • Embraceable You • Emily • Good Bait • Laura • Lester Leaps In • Love for Sale • ‘S Wonderful • Summer Wind • Tea for Two • You and the Night and the Music • You Stepped Out of a Dream • and hundreds more.


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