The clips of each of the songs analyzed in the book are available to listen to here.  Selecting only a few moments to sample among a lifetime of great recordings from these players was extremely challenging.  You must, I repeat must listen to the entire track (and albums) to get the context of the piece and really understand the style in order to be able to duplicate it.  I highly encourage you to purchase either the individual track or the albums from which these clips came, which is linked in the AUDIO STORE tab above.

Listening Room

(Transcribed Excerpts from the book)

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Eugene "Snooky" Young

Fair and Warmer - Atomic Basie
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2nd Time Around - Frankly Basie
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Come Fly - Frankly Basie
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Who, Me? - Chairman of the Board
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Al Porcino

The Man I Love - In a Jazz Orbit
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Sweet Talkin' Hannah - Junior Mance, Get Ready, Set, Jump
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Ja-Da - Terry Gibbs Dream Band Vol 4
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Conrad Gozzo

Dancing Tambourines - Bob Keene-Big Band Bash
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Five Minutes More - Billy May- A Band is Born
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Memories of You - Frank Sinatra- Point of No Return
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