Music literature


Jazz Harmonielehre
A. Jungbluth. 1981. Jazz Harmonielehre. Funktionsharmonik und Modalität. B. Schott’s Söhne. Mainz.
Excellent explanation of jazz-harmony. German text.

Harmony & voice leading
E. Aldwell & C. Schachter. 2003. Harmony & voice leading. Third edition. Wadsworth group.
Thorough textbook on classical harmony full of examples from music history. Optional with CD.

W. Piston. 1947. Counterpoint. W.W. Norton & company. New York/London.
Rather than imposing rules, Piston aims at a true understanding of counterpoint.

The professional arranger composer
R. Garcia. The professional arranger composer. Book 1. 12th printing. Criterion music corporation. Hollywood, CA.
Provides insight in the basic principles of composing/arranging.

Arranging for large jazz ensemble
D. Lowell, K. Pullig. 2003. Arranging for large jazz ensemble. Berklee press. Including CD.
Discusses arranging styles of Basie, Ellington, Evans and others.

Inside the score
R. Wright. 1982. Inside the score. A detailed analysis of 8 classic jazz ensemble charts. Kendor music. Including CD.
Examines big band scores of Sam Nestico, Thad Jones and Bob Brookmeyer. Features interviews with these artists.

Salsa guidebook
R. Mauleón. 1993. Salsa guidebook. For piano and ensemble. Sher music.
Gives insight in the main styles covered by the term ‘salsa'(danzón, cha-cha-cha, mambo, guaguancó, merengue and more).

101 montunos
R. Mauleón-Santana. 1999. 101 montunos. Sher music.
Salsa-piano explained. The book reflects on various styles within a historical context. Including 2 CD’s. Bilingual (English/Spanish).