[Dixielandjazz] Fake Books

Gary Kiser gary at kiser.org
Tue Dec 4 13:25:52 PST 2012

For a rhythm section player, you might consider the wonderful Philippe 
Baudoin book. Philippe was one of the founding members of the Anachronic 
Jazz Band and he did most of their arrangements. He uses a grid layout 
that is very compact and easy to read. Here is an example of a warhorse


There are over 1500 tunes in the Baudoin book, but its scope covers many 
genres of jazz that many on this list would scoff at. Personally, I 
won't leave home without it.

All the best, Gary

On 04/12/2012 00:19, Jim Allen wrote:
> I am completely overwhelmed with the responses I have gotten to my Intro.  Wowzers!
> If nothing else, I have months of pleasant work to look forward to, evaluating, comparing, trying all the various possibilities.  For some reason, I imagined this was going to be a grind it out project, perhaps because in a former life as a dance band musician, ~50 years ago or so, compiling a fake book was a deep dark secret, maybe like having a loathsome disease, only your very closest buddies would share.  Getting the materials was almost a CIA mission, lots of time, some stealthiness, etc.  I remember having one, a small note book to which I slowly added pages as I found suitable additions.  For one thing, it was hard to get access to the melody lines and chords, from tuba or string bass parts which were all I saw.  I didn't then, and don't now, have the talent or education to just put pen to paper after hearing a melody a few or many times, and copy machines were quite rare in those days.  The idea of owning one's own computer was right up there with going to the moon, a
>   nd few had ever seen one.
> Many thanks to all who responded.  I can tell I'm going to like this.
> Best
> Jim Allen
> Coronado, CA
> LHB Sousies 64-67

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