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This definitive book provides a comprehensive guide for the intermediate saxophonist looking for an introduction to the world of jazz. It is packed full of tunes and exercises to improve your technique; improvising skills; score reading; musical creativity; and understanding of music theory. Author and renowned jazz saxophonist Ollie Weston guides you through the history of jazz; covering the key styles of influential saxophonists and jazz innovators; and explains essential musical concepts with a minimum of jargon. The book provides clear guidance and concise explanations of harmonic and theoretical concepts; with demo solos and authentic live jazz trio recordings on the accompanying CD. The CD contains 15 play-along tracks in audio format; which can be played on a normal CD players. There are also 45 MP3 files with full versions of the pieces; as well as further exercises and demos; which can be played on a computer or MP3 player.