New Products: Hal Leonard’s Charlie Parker – Saxophone Play- Along Vol. 5 and David Sanborn – Saxophone Play-Along Vol. 8

Mike Lawson • • March 7, 2016

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David Sanborn Hal LeonardHal Leonard released two new volumes in the Saxophone Play- Along series that will enhance the collections of all sax players: Charlie Parker and David Sanborn. Just follow the music, listen to the audio to hear how the saxophone should sound, and then play along using the separate backing tracks. The Saxophone Play-Along series now also includes Playback+, a multi-functional online audio player that allows you to slow down audio without changing pitch, set loop points, change key, and pan left or right. Both titles are available now.

Charlie Parker Hal LeonardVirtuoso Charlie “Bird” Parker has influenced legions of musicians with his remarkable fast technique and chordal improvisations. His new volume includes 8 songs: Billie’s Bounce (Bill’s Bounce) Confirmation Dewey Square Donna Lee Now’s the Time Ornithology Scrapple from the Apple * Yardbird Suite. (Charlie Parker – Saxophone Play-Along Vol. 5, $16.99, ISBN: 9781480337947, Inventory # HL00118286)

Contemporary jazz icon David Sanborn has been a pioneer of crossover music, with his solos featured on records by such popular artists as David Bowie, Stevie Wonder, James Brown, and many more. Sanborn’s new volume includes parts for both b-fat and e-fat saxophone. 8 songs: Anything You Want Bang Bang Chicago Song Comin’ Home Baby The Dream Hideaway Slam * Straight to the Heart. (David Sanborn – Saxophone Play-Along Vol. 8, $16.99, ISBN: 9781480383821, Inventory #HL00125694).

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