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Today's Jazz Book -- Free Charts And Mp3's As A Labor Of Love

Discussion in 'Maddrakkett's Caffe' started by OwnHeart, Sep 13, 2018.

  1. OwnHeart

    OwnHeart

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    Everyone -- back in January, 2018 myself and a group of musicians decided it was time to freshen up our repertoires with new jazz. We listened to about 200 songs and then, through a double blind review process, agreed that 9 of them were of sufficient quality for inclusion in a book called "Today's Jazz Book".

    Think of the Real Book, but legal to share, print, and perform live without royalties due -- you can even record the tunes without royalties due to their Creative Commons license -- they are quality too, so don't let "free" fool you. WE even consulted a lawyer to make sure what we were doing is legally sound.

    It's a free book, and we did it all through a non-profit. The charts have been transcribed and formatted by a professional arranger, and its' all volunteer. The tunes had to meet certain criteria -- interesting chord changes, killer melodies, suitable for a typical small jazz combo, one page long, or two pages at the very outside. There are MP3's as well that are free.

    If you would like a copy, let me know and I'll private message it to you -- you don't have to give anything up for it -- not your email, you don't have to register anywhere, no account to set up. Just a bunch of guys trying to create an ever-expanding book of quality jazz tunes. It's a labor of love, not a commercial venture.

    Think of the Real Book, but legal to share, print, and perform live without royalties due -- you can even record the tunes without royalties due to their Creative Commons license -- they are quality too, so don't let "free" fool you. WE even consulted a lawyer to make sure what we were doing is legally sound.

    Send me a private message if interested...and I'll shoot a copy over to you in about two days. After everyone has sent their message so I can do it all at once.

    Tunes are in C and Bb, with Eb and Bb almost out of the oven...

    You can follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/todaysjazzbook . That'll allow you to get updates whenever a new song is released, and we have 3 more in production that will be available soon.
     
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    Well done you guys
    I hope it really kicks off
     
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