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Jazz Repertoire

Level I 

Technique & Pattern Books

Improvisational Patterns: Volume 1 David Baker
Improvisational Patterns: The Bebop Era: Vol 1 David Baker
Patterns for Jazz* Jerry Coker
Daily Studies*
Trent Kynaston
Improvisation for Saxophone Andy McGhee
Patterns for Improvisation Oliver Nelson
Jazz Improvisation for Saxophone Lennie Niehaus


Etude & Transcription Books

Solos for Jazz Alto Sax* Stuart Isacoff
Solos for Jazz Tenor Sax*   
Stuart Isacoff
Reading Key Jazz Rhythms* Fred Lipsus
Basie - Nestico Lead Sax Book*
Sammy Nestico
Intermediate Jazz Conception for Saxophone Series Lennie Niehaus
Hot Rock Sax
Tim Price
Creative Jazz Improvisation 
Scott Reeves
Jazz Conception 
Jim Snidero

Tunes for Memorization & Transcription Study

Tune; Artist; Album; Source

Body and Soul Coleman Hawkins Smithsonian Collection of Classic Jazz Solos for Jazz Tenor Sax
C Jam Blues Johnny Hodges Johnny Hodges Live at the Sportspalast Solos for Jazz Alto Sax
Desafinado Stan Getz Getz/Gilberto Solos for Jazz Tenor Sax
Early Autumn Woody Herman Woody Herman and His Orchestra Jazz Styles and Analysis: Alto Sax
I Got It Bad and That Ain't Good Johnny Hodges Johnny Hodges Live at the Sportspalast Solos for Jazz Alto Sax
Sugar Stanley Turrentine Sugar Modern Jazz Tenor Solos
Summertime Charlie Parker The Complete Charlie Parker on Verve Solos for Jazz Alto Sax

Additional Tunes for Memorization
Cantaloupe Island; Footprints; Satin Doll; So What; Watermelon Man 


Level II

Technique & Pattern Books

How to Play Bebop Vol. 1* David Baker
Improvisational Patterns: Vol. 1   
David Baker
Improvisational Patterns The Bebop Era: Vol. 1
David Baker
Improvisational Patterns The Bebop Era: Vol. 2 David Baker
Patterns for Jazz Jerry Coker
Daily Studies Trent Kynaston
Repository of Scales & Melodic Patterns Yusef Lateef
Improvisation for Saxophone* Andy McGhee
Patterns for Improvisation* Oliver Nelson
                                                                                 

Etude & Transcription Books

Modern Jazz Tenor Solos*
Hunt Butler
Solos for Jazz Alto Sax Stuart Isacoff
Solos for Jazz Tenor Sax Stuart Isacoff
Masters of the Alto Saxophone Play the Blues
Trent Kynaston
Basie - Nestico Lead Sax Book* Sammy Nestico
Advanced Jazz Conception for Saxophone Lennie Niehaus
Dexter Gordon Jazz Saxophone Solos Lennie Niehaus
Great Tenor Sax Solos*
Tim Price
Creative Jazz Improvisation Scott Reeves
Creative Reading Studies for Saxophone Joseph Viola
The Technique of the Saxophone* Joseph Viola
Jazz Saxophone Vol. 2 Peter Yellin


Tunes for Memorization & Transcription Study

Tune; Artist, Album, Source

Corcovado Cannonball Adderley Cannonball Adderley and the Bossa Rio Sextet The Jazz Style of Cannonball Adderley
Blue Rondo Ala Turk Paul Desmond Time Out Solos for Jazz Alto Sax
Dexter Digs In Dexter Gordon Long Tall Dexter/The Savoy Sessions Dexter Gordon Jazz Saxophone Solos
Ecaroh Hank Mobley Art Blakely and the Jazz Messengers Modern Jazz Tenor Solos
For Regulars Only Dexter Gordon Manhattan Syndrome Dexter Gordon Jazz Saxophone Solos
Maiden Voyage George Coleman Maiden Voyage Modern Jazz Tenor Solos
Now's the Time Charlie Parker Confirmation: The Best of the Verve Years Charlie Parker Omnibook
Over the Rainbow Sonny Stitt Soul Electricity Sonny Stitt Improvised Tenor Saxophone Solos
Song for my Father Joe Henderson Song for My Father Modern Jazz Tenor Solos
Speak No Evil Wayne Shorter Speak No Evil Wayne Shorter

Additional Tunes for Memorization

Autumn Leaves; Billie's Bounce; Doxy; Groovin High; Just Friends; Killer Joe; Misty; Softly, As In a Morning Sunrise; Stella by Starlight


Level III

Technique & Pattern Books

How to Play Bebop Vol. 2 David Baker
Improvisational Patterns: Vol. 2 David Baker
Improvisational Patterns The Bebop Era: Vol. 2 David Baker
Patterns for Jazz Jerry Coker
Improvisation for Saxophone Andy McGhee
New Concepts in Linear Improvisation* Ramon Ricker
                                   

Etude & Transcription Books

The Charlie Parker Omnibook* Aebersold & Sloan
Jazz Etudes
David Baker
The Jazz Style of Sonny Rollins*
David Baker
Jazz Improvisation: The Goal Note Method
Shelly Berg
Solos for Jazz Alto Sax
Stuart Isacoff
Solos for Jazz Tenor Sax Stuart Isacoff
Thad Jones Lead Sax Book*
Thad Jones
Masters of the Tenor Saxophone Play the Blues* Trent Kynaston
Jazz Tenor Rhythm Solos
Trent Kynaston
Advanced Jazz Conception for Saxophone Series Lennie Niehaus
Lennie Niehaus Plays the Blues Lennie Niehaus
Creative Jazz Improvisation Scott Reeves
Joe Henderson Improvised Saxophone Solos Don Sickler
Creative Reading Studies for Saxophone Joseph Viola
The Technique of the Saxophone Joseph Viola
  

Tunes for Memorization & Transcription Study
Tune; Artist, Album, Source 

Billie's Bounce Charlie Parker The Savoy & Dial Master Takes Charlie Parker Omnibook
Blue Bossa Nick Brignolo LA Bound Nick Brignola Sax Solos
Cheesecake Dexter Gordon Go Dexter Gordon Jazz Saxophone Solos
Infant Eyes Wayne Shorter Speak No Evil Wayne Shorter
I Remember You Lee Konitz Motion Jazz Styles and Analysis; Alto Sax
Like Someone In Love Paul Desmond Dave Brubeck Quartet Live in Europe Jazz Styles and Analysis: Alto Sax
On Green Dolphin Street Sonny Stitt Sunny Side Up Improvised Tenor Saxophone Solos

 


Additional Tunes for Memorization
Girl From Ipanema; Indiana; It Could Happen to You; Milestones; Perdido; Round; Midnight; Sweet Georgia Brown; Tenor Madness; There Is No Greater Love; There Will Never be Another You; Yardbird Suite

Level IV

Technique & Pattern Books

How to Play Bebop Vol. 3
David Baker
Improvisational Patterns The Bebop Era: Vol. 3 David Baker
Modal and Contemporary Patterns David Baker
Chromaticism/Non-Diatonic Scales
David Liebman
New Concepts in Linear Improvisation
Ramon Ricker
Pentatonic Scales for Jazz Improvisation* Ramon Ricker

Etude & Transcription Books

The Charlie Parker Omnibook Aebersold & Sloan
Bebop Jazz Solos David Baker
The Jazz Style of Cannonball Adderley*
David Baker
Intervallistic Concept
Eddie Harris
Bob Berg Solos
Trent Kynaston
John Coltrane Improvised Saxophone Solos* Don Sickler

Tunes for Memorization & Transcription Study
Tune; Artist, Album, Source

Anthropology Charlie Parker Summit Meeting at Birdland Charlie Parker Omnibook
Au Privave Charlie Parker Swedish Schnapps - The Genius of Charlie Parker Charlie Parker Omnibook
Blue Train John Coltrane Blue Train John Coltrane Improvised Saxophone Solos
Dig Sonny Rollins Dig Solos for Jazz Tenor Sax
Donna Lee Charlie Parker Bird/ The Savoy Recordings Charlie Parker Omnibook
Just Friends Charlie Parker Charlie Parker with Strings Charlie Parker Omnibook
Locomotion John Coltrane Blue Train John Coltrane Improvised Saxophone Solos
Nica's Dream Hank Mobley Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers Modern Jazz Tenor Solos
On Green Dolphin Street Cannonball Adderley Jazz Track Jazz Styles and Analysis
Oleo John Coltrane Relaxin' with the Miles Davis Quintet Rhythm Changes Jazz Tenor Solos
Stompin' at the Savoy Phil Woods Legrand Jazz Jazz Styles and Analysis: Alto Sax

Additional Tunes for Memorization

Blue Monk; Confirmation; Dewey Square; Have You Met Miss Jones; I Got Rhythm; Just Friends; Lazy Bird; Ojos de Rojo; Star Eyes


Level V

Technique & Pattern Books

Modal and Contemporary Patterns
David Baker
Chromaticism/Non-Diatonic Scales*
David Liebman
Technique Development in Fourths for Jazz Improvisation* Ramon Ricker
Pentatonic Scales for Jazz Improvisation Ramon Ricker
The Technique of the Saxophone Vol. 2 Joseph Viola

Etude & Transcription Books

The Charlie Parker Omnibook 
Aebersold & Sloan
John Coltrane Styles and Analysis David Baker
Michael Brecker Solos Trent Kynaston
                                                                  

Tunes for Memorization & Transcription Study
Tune; Artist, Album, Source

E.S.P. Wayne Shorter E.S.P. Wayne Shorter
Giant Steps John Coltrane Giant Steps Solos for Jazz Tenor Sax
Invitation Michael Brecker You Can't Live Without It Micheal Brecker Improvised Saxophone Solos
Moment's Notice John Coltrane Blue Train Improvised Saxophone Solos

Additional Tunes for Memorization
All the Things You Are; Ornithology; Scrapple From the Apple; Stella by Starlight; What is This Thing Called Love

For further information and annotations on the texts and recordings mentioned in this list please refer to:
Jeffrey Benedict's D.M.A. dissertation, Incorporating jazz into the study of saxophone at the undergraduate level: A graded index of materials and recommendations for their use, available from UMI.