Basics in Jazz Arranging was written by Paris Rutherford, Regents Professor Emeritus in Jazz Studies at the University of North Texas, who has taught courses in instrumental and vocal jazz arranging, jazz composition, and vocal jazz styles.
If you want to know how to arrange for jazz, then this is the book & CD pack for you! It works well for class instruction as well as self-study and is a clearly written text that will give you the info you need to know to start arranging your music. It includes Rutherford's original compositions and small group charts, along with a CD that features both full performances and rhythm-section-only tracks for personal or group practice.
Rutherford has over one hundred vocal jazz arrangements in publication by Hal Leonard Music, Sound Music Publishing, UNC Jazz Press, and through Artist Share by Maria Schneider. He was a founding board member in the Jazz Education Network. Rutherford is a member of ASCAP. ""©2013, Book & CD, 152 pages