Sax on the Web Forum banner

1 - 8 of 8 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
397 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
Hey guys
I'm trying to decide which one of these two to order for myself. Either the "Vol 31: Jazz Bossa Novas" or "Vol 98: Antonio Carlos Jobim Bossa Novas". But I can't decide which one. I consider myself an intermediate level improviser, so I don't want something which will be too easy, or way to hard.
Also, I noticed they both feature a lot of the same songs. Apart from the addition of the guitar in vol 98, what else is different about these 2 books?
Thanks
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
12 Posts
Yes, I think vol 98 is better... The guitarist is comping more in a latin way, adding a real nice brazilian flavor to the tracks.
 

·
Distinguished SOTW Member
Joined
·
3,494 Posts
I have 98 but not the other so I can't compare.

However, Vol 98 will give you a good starter in Jobim.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
600 Posts
The Answer Is 98!

I'll put in a word for volume 98 as well. It's my personal preference also. I really like how the tunes are performed with this one , more than I can say for a lot of others in the series. The one exception is 'Once I Loved' which is done at a breakneck pace:shock: which I consider inappropriate for a sad ballad:( but maybe it's because I'm such a fan of Shirley Horn's version:cool: .This book will keep you plenty busy before you feel the need to move on to 'Summer Samba' and the like.My 2 cents (CDN).;)
 

·
Distinguished SOTW Member
Joined
·
214 Posts
I have an unopened v.31 that I will sell for $10 plus postage.
It was given to me as a gift and I already have one. I also have v.98.
I like both and alternate between the two.
pm me if interested.
 

·
Distinguished SOTW Member
Joined
·
3,313 Posts
Both books are great! Though the 98 is a favorite of mind! Buy bofb ,,,they are fantastic volumes!
Saxobari
 

·
Distinguished SOTW Member
Joined
·
3,875 Posts
I like Vol. 98. The sound quality is better and they use guitar which is a nice change of pace from the piano bossas.
 
1 - 8 of 8 Posts
Top