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Hi everyone.
I've recently ordered two of Hal Leonard books.

The Coleman Hawkins Collection: Artist Transcriptions
The New Best of Wayne Shorter: Artist Transcriptions

But the problem is that I am not sure if they include a Backing CD with them, could anyone who owns any of these kind of books help out thanks.
 

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No these transcription books never come with CDs of the artists actual solos or backing tracks.
 

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I take it you already have the actual artists recordings. Aebersold would have the Wayne Shorter Blue Note play along. Coleman Hawkins standards wouldn't have the same feel from aebersold, but I'm sure you can get most of these recordings.

Most people just play along with the actual recordings trying to match the soloist.
 

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If you have the original recordings of the songs in the book, that'd be the best. Then you can play Bean's solos right along with Bean. There's no better way to absorb a players style than to play along with them.

Other than that, in addition to the Aebersolds, you could try Band In A Box and make your own play-a-longs.
 

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You won't get close to bean unless you have the actual recordings. So I suggest if you don't, you pickup all the matching discs. Of course the bad thing about Hawkins discography there are so many over lapping recordings on different discs, so you'll have to piece it all together across several discs. More than likely I have all those coleman hawkins recordings, if I get the urge I could probably burn you a disc.

And I know I'd have all the shorter recordings, but you should own all those as some point as well.
 
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