Beginner/Intermediate. This is your chance! Take the techniques and theory youve learned from Volumes 1, 21, 24, 2 & 3 and apply them to a real playing situation on comfortable tunes. A great volume to use when making the transition from learning scales and chords to actually playing melodies and chord progressions. Eight songs written in the style of the great standards. Book contains suggestions for soloing on each tune and a Scale Syllabus.
Contemporary Noise Quintet, in contrast with their not-so-original name, has an original interpretation. The modal jazz composition is replaced with traditional song writing, albeit with no traditional song structure.
The name Contemporary Noise Quintet is inaccurate on a couple of points: the Polish group's moody yet ultimately rather traditional approach to jazz composition could hardly be described as 'noise' (certainly not on a level comparable to the likes of Wolf Eyes, Merzbow, Masonna and co.), and according to their MySpace, there are six of them in this 'Quintet'. So that's two out of the three words constituting their name that are likely to mislead. Once you're over that initial hurdle there's plenty of high quality modern jazz to sink your teeth into. Despite all these contemporary (at least that part of their name's accurate) influences you can still trace the group's music back through Poland's rich jazz heritage to greats like Krzysztof Komeda.