The Real Book - Volume I (Songbook) - Various Authors

The Real Book - Volume I (Songbook)

By Various Authors

  • Release Date: 2005-07-01
  • Genre: Music

Description

The Real Books are the best-selling jazz books of all time. Since the 1970s, musicians have trusted these volumes to get them through every gig, night after night. The problem is that the books were illegally produced and distributed, without any regard to copyright law, or royalties paid to the composers who created these musical masterpieces. Hal Leonard is very proud to present the first legitimate and legal editions of these books ever produced. You won't even notice the difference, other than all the notorious errors being fixed: the covers and typeface look the same, the song list is nearly identical, and the price for our edition is even cheaper than the original] Every conscientious musician will appreciate that these books are now produced accurately and ethically, benefitting the songwriters that we owe for some of the greatest tunes of all time] Includes 400 songs: All Blues * Au Privave * Autumn Leaves * Black Orpheus * Bluesette * Body and Soul * Bright Size Life * Con Alma * Dolphin Dance * Don't Get Around Much Anymore * Easy Living * Epistrophy * Falling in Love with Love * Footprints * Four on Six * Giant Steps * Have You Met Miss Jones? * How High the Moon * I'll Remember April * Impressions * Lullaby of Birdland * Misty * My Funny Valentine * Oleo * Red Clay * Satin Doll * Sidewinder * Stella by Starlight * Take Five * There Is No Greater Love * Wave * and hundreds more]

Reviews

  • Good but still room for improvement...

    4
    By Balancio
    **This is a review for the bass clef version. I played the original illegal Real Book for years and overall this is a drastic improvement - more legible, more accurate chord changes, and most importantly credit to the original composers. However... Typos like titling "Cedra" for Lee Morgan's "Ceora" are kinda hard to forgive and the form on Coltrane's Moment's Notice is backwards! Clean up the sloppy mistakes and you'll gain my 5 stars!

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