Erskine Jazz Essentials Vol. 2 4+

Fuzzy Music, LLC

Designed for iPad

    • 4.3 • 6 Ratings
    • $9.99



World-class jazz rhythm section play-along in state-of-the-art app setting! Volume 2 contains 10 new tracks and the ability to RECORD YOURSELF with the band!

Featuring Peter Erskine on drums, Alan Pasqua on piano, and Darek Oles on bass, this app has been designed and created for use by all musicians who are interested in perfecting their jazz skills and artistry. The heart of jazz is being able to play the blues and “standards” in common keys and at different tempos. With a century’s worth of professional and pedagogical experiences between the three musicians, these tracks target and explore an essential variety of requisite jazz modes and styles that we have found to be of the most use.

Utilizing the built-in mixer, you can create your own combo: full rhythm section (trio), music-minus-piano, music-minus-bass, music-minus-drums, or solo tracks of drums-only, bass-only or piano-only. There are click-track and count-off options as well.

PDF lead sheets are included in the keys of C, Bb and Eb. These charts can be printed or emailed from the app. In the case of some well-known standards, we have adhered to the form and chord changes of the songs unless otherwise noted. The melodies to these tunes can easily be found on-line or in a RealBook, etc. There are also some classic tune forms from the post-bop era, making this collection up-to-date and relevant.

We suggest that you listen to the full trio mixes at least once in order to hear
how the band is playing this music — unless, of course, you wish to fully embra
ce the jazz spirit and experience the performances in real time: hearing and pla
ying the music for the first time just like in a true jazz setting. In any event
, you now have a world-class rhythm section at your fingertips.

As the beboppers say: “Straight ahead and strive for tone...”

There’s no better way to play better than to play more. Keep on swinging.
--Peter Erskine

What’s New

Version 2.0.1

This app has been updated by Apple to display the Apple Watch app icon.

Fix a bug related to Apple's inclusion of PDFKit in iOS 11.

Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5
6 Ratings

6 Ratings

themadCadder ,

Ten songs, great mixer

You get 10 songs with a good range of tempos and styles. The mixer is excellent: you can completely take out a track. You can also record your own track and mix that in or out as well. For basically one dollar a song, this is a great deal.

Doublehead ,

Seriously? Want to play jazz? Get this LOL

Guys. This is Darek Oles on bass. Are you a jazz drummer? Well then I highly suggest you either get gigs with Darek or get this app. Or both if you are lucky :-) He is a personal mentor to me,And this is the closest thing I can get to practicing with him like I did in college when he was my professor. Just awesome.

Vincenzo Ferrari ,

Good stuff!

Five stars.

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  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members can use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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