"Need to find out which fake book a tune is in?"
This online fake book index includes over 80 fake books.
- Dizzy Gillespie, World Statesman
Transcriptions of nine solos from the 1956 Dizzy Gillespie, World Statesman album (Norgran Records, MG-N-1084).
- The Jazz Styles of Maynard Ferguson
Contains nine trumpet transcriptions, including Chameleon, Conquistador, Gospel John, Mr. Mellow, and Primal Scream. The accompaniment is written in condensed-score stye, with instrument cues.
- 12 Intermediate Jazz Etudes for Alto Sax (Bill Holcolme)
Presented in lead-sheet format, with chord changes written above the melody line.
- Famous Saxophone Solos from R&B, Pop, and Smooth Jazz
Includes transcriptions of solos by Gerald Albright ("Against All Odds"), Michael Brecker ("Still Crazy After All These Years"), Kenny G ("Midnight Motion"), Phil Kenzie ("Time Passages"), Brandon Fields ("I Heard It Through the Grapevine"), Tom Scott ("I Love the Night Life"), David Sanborn ("Ooo Baby Baby"), Phil Woods ("Have a Good Time"), and more.
- Wes Montgomery
15 transcriptions by Fred Sokolow.
- Jazz Standards for Solo Guitar
A 2012 Berklee publication that uses 10 jazz classics as springboards to this study on the art of creating solo guitar arrangements.
- Solos for Jazz Guitar: Classic Jazz Solos as Played by Django Reinhardt, Charlie Christian, Les Paul... [and others]
9 analyses and transcriptions by Fred Sokolow.
- The Artistry of Bill Evans
Very precise transcriptions of ten recorded performances by Evans (mostly from trio recordings during the 1970s, according to the introduction). Although it would be nice to have more specific information as to the recording date, album title, etc., these transcriptions provide good material for studying Evans' melodic phrasing and harmonic creativity.
- A Thelonious Monk Study Album
Transcriptions of seven recorded performances by Monk, including: Misterioso, 'Round About Midnight, Little Rootie Tootie, Trinkle Trinkle, Evidence, Played Twice, and Crepuscule With Nellie. Includes separate performance parts for C, B-flat, and E-flat instruments.
- Deluxe Piano Album: Dave Brubeck
Transcriptions and performance notes by Howard Brubeck, from The Dave Brubeck Quartet at Carnegie Hall recording (1963).
- The Genius of Dave Brubeck
Transcribed by Howard Brubeck.
- The Jazz Solos of Chick Corea
The subtitle of this collection, "for all instrumentalists," refers to the fact that these are single-line transcriptions of Corea's right hand solo lines (with the chord changes indicated above the staff). The note-accuracy of transcriber Peter Sprague has been endorsed by Corea himself, and Sprague includes a discography at the back of the book so that users can reference the exact recording for themselves (drawing on 16 different albums).
- Duke Ellington: Piano Solos
Medium difficulty arrangements of more than twenty Ellington classics, including: Caravan, Do Nothin' Til You Hear from Me, Don't Get Around Much Anymore, Mood Indigo, Satin Doll, Take the A Train. The arranger is not indicated.
- The Genius of Fats Waller: Piano Solos
Waller's own piano arrangements of sixteen titles he made famous ("Who's Sorry Now," "Pennsylvania 6-5000," "I'm Sitting on Top of the World," "Margie") as well as four songs from the Broadway musical Ain't Misbehaving.
- The Vince Guaraldi Collection
Nine transcriptions, including both Christmas and samba favorites!
- All The Things You Are
Transcriptions and in-depth analysis of solos by 15 jazz greats playing Jerome Kerns classic song. Includes CD.
- How to Play Bass in a Big Band
The closest thing to having your own private lesson with author Jeff Campbell! After a 10-page introduction to using the double bass in a big band situation (chart reading, choosing the proper strings/pick-ups, and diagrams of common rhythm section set-ups), Campbell presents 7 pieces to represent a wide variety of styles (including 12-bar blues, blues shuffle, funk, Latin "guajira," and "Euro-bossa"). For each of the individual studies, Campbell explains his own thought processes in interpreting the chart, including choice of instrument (on several tunes he chose to play electric bass rather than the double bass), articulations, phrasing, etc. The text is full of helpful advice, especially for younger players -- ex. "The long quarter notes in bar 18 help emphasize the downward movement toward the low F in bar 19." Includes a companion CD with "listening tracks" and "play-along tracks" for each chart.
- The Bass Tradition: Past, Present, Future
Over 35 transcriptions from eighteen bassists, including Jimmy Blanton, Oscar Pettiford, Ron Carter, Stanley Clarke, and more. A brief biography of each artist is included, along with album information and a summary of stylistic features of each transcribed passage by author Todd Coolman (a Grammy-award winning bassist). Published by Jamey Aebersold.