Fifty percent off Sher’s legendary jazz books

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To celebrate its 40th anniversary this year, Sher Music Co. is having a “50% Off Sale” on all its digital books at shermusic.com. The sale lasts from August 15th to September 1st.

Sher is noted for pioneering in the 1980s high-quality, world-class, jazz-tuition publications. Among the titles in the sale are the classic The Jazz Theory Book by Mark Levine, as well as his The Jazz Piano Book, while Latin music aficionados will welcome Rebeca Mauleón’s latest masterwork, Decoding Afro-Cuban Jazz (The Music Of Chucho Valdés & Irakere).

Perhaps the most notable volume is the gold standard in jazz fake books, The New Real Book (of which Jamey Aebersold said “Finally it’s here! – the book we’ve all been waiting for. Great tunes, great manuscript and correct chords”). Like all Sher Music fake books, The New Real Book features composer-approved transcriptions, easy-to-read calligraphy, and many extras (sample bass lines, chord voicings, drum appendix, etc.) not found in conventional fake books.

Also included are all of Randy Vincent’s highly acclaimed jazz-guitar method books. As an example, Vincent’s Jazz Guitar Soloing: The Cellular Approach, is a thorough, detailed look at how to create long, flowing solo lines based on short, four-note “cells” derived from solo phrases by jazz masters like Joe Pass, Pat Metheny, Michael Brecker, etc. Randy gives the reader hundreds of exercises to incorporate this process into the subconscious so that phrases will appear spontaneously as one performs.

Sher Music Co. has been one of the world’s most highly respected jazz and Latin music book publishers since 1979, as evidenced by endorsements from such luminaries as Chick Corea, McCoy Tyner, Michael Brecker, Jim Hall, Pat Metheny, Esperanza Spalding, John Patitucci, Eddie Gomez, Mark Murphy, Mulgrew Miller and more.

For full details of the sale go to shermusic.com.

This article was produced with the assistance of the promoter.