A review by Skip Spratt
Saxophonist Randy Hunter of Woodstock, GA has released a series of books intended to introduce jazz playing and "make music fun for students & teachers."
Several of my intermediate students in my private studio have been sightreading through the material and playing along with the CD during lessons.
The Introductory Etudes in Jazz Comprehension books are well written and easy for younger students of jazz to digest. Volume 1 gets their feet wet playing jazz and volume 2 continues with more difficult material suited for a good middle school or high school player.
The CD is well done with tenor sax and rhythm tracks to follow along. This new collection of books will be a great addition to any jazz teacher's collection of books and CDs.