Know Before You Blow • Blues for Clarinet


Santorella’s Jazz Improvisation series is a revolutionary response driven concept in learning licks you can use in real playing situations.

Most every style of Jazz is derived from some form of the Blues. It is created from a basic I-IV-V chord progression but can be elaborated upon by generating an array of complex substitutions.

This simple progression is found in jazz, rock, swing, shuffle, country, and popular music. Learning to improvise over the blues is the key to learning to improvise over any style of music.

Know Before You Blow is based upon a call and response approach to improvisation. Every scale, exercise and lick is first played by a studio professional prompting an identical response from the student.

This phenomenal series, written in accommodating keys for trumpet, flute, trombone, clarinet, alto and tenor sax is ideal for private study, classroom study or to simply “Blow Some Jazz” with any ensemble.

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About Chris Tedesco; This Los Angeles based Trumpeter has distinguished himself as a jazz soloist, studio player, chamber artist, orchestral player, and musician contractor for over three decades. His trumpet can be heard on numerous recordings for Movies, Television, Records & Commercials as well as performing on countless live dates with some of the biggest names in music.

Chris’s latest CD release is a self-produced jazz project, Chris Tedesco • “Living the Dream”. The music has been recorded in the style of Sinatra & Basie at Capitol records circa 1962. It features eight Big Band tracks as well as two thirty-piece Studio Orchestra tracks.

Tedesco’s movie credits include: Burlesque starring Cher and Christina Aguilera, Ironman, Finding Nemo, Road to Perdition, Batman Begins, Best in Show, The Mexican. His television credits include: American Idol, America’s Best Dance Crew, Ellen De Generes, Gossip Girl, King of Queens, The SAG Awards, The Latin Grammy’s, MAD TV, Star Trek, Fox NFL, Fox NBA, and Monday Night Football.

Recording credits include: Christina Aguilera, The Pussy Cat Dolls, Josh Groban, Michael Buble, Frank Sinatra Jr., Harry Shearer, Joe Cocker, Natalie Merchant, Cheryl Bentyne, Pat Boone, Dwight Yoakum, Royal Crown Revue, Diane Schuur, Cher, Paula Abduul, and Robert Goulet. He has also recorded hundreds of TV & Radio commercials including playing jazz trumpet for Lexus radio &

Amongst numerous live performances his notables include: Blood Sweat & Tears, Tom Jones, Shakira, Frankie Valli, Don Rickles, Johnny Mathis, Donna Summer, Michael Feinstein, Jim Belushi, John Tesh, The Moody Blues, Mel Torme, Sammy Davis Jr., Frank Sinatra Jr., Nancy Wilson, Jack Jones, Lionel Hampton, Joe Cocker along with many classical, jazz and pop groups throughout the Los Angeles area.

Chris has conducted master classes and concerts at numerous educational facilities yet enjoys teaching privately and maintains a full roster of students. He also has a Christmas CD titled “Joy to the World” and a classical recording titled, “Introducing Chris Tedesco”, but dearest to his heart is his incredible big band release, “Living the Dream”.

Chris Tedesco’s Blues Originals • Swing This! • Livin’ The Blues • Doo Dat Blues • Funky Sea Blues • Shufflin’ Shuffle • Closing Night Blues • Easy Street Blues • Be Careful Blues • Slinkin’ Along • Take That!

INSTRUMENTATION: Trumpet • Clarinet • Flute • Alto Sax • Tenor Sax • Trombone • Piano • Guitar • Bass • Drums • Conductors Score

ISBN-10: 158560710X
ISBN-13: 9781585607105