I have just the discovered “The Jazz Standards” by Ted Gioia (I wouldn’t like to try to pronounce that surname!). What a fabulous find. I am enjoying this so much. I’m learning loads and the listening guide at the end of each song description is invaluable.
Every now and then we all find something that has this affect on us. This book has been out for sometime and whenever this happens I’m always left wondering what else is out there that has not come to my attention. I could have been enjoying this book years ago.
So I thought folks might like to share similiar finds. Doesnt need to be a book.
I’ll add to the list by including Denis Changs free backing tracks on DC music school. The quality is great and cos there in sound slice you can alter tempos, select any number of chords to repeat etc. Wonderful!