The Real Books are the best-selling jazz books of all time. Since the 1970s, musicians have trusted these volumes to get them through every gig, night after night. The problem is that the books were illegally produced and distributed, without any regard to copyright law, or royalties paid to the composers who created these musical masterpieces. Hal Leonard is very proud to present the first legitimate and legal editions of these books ever produced. You won't even notice the difference, other than all the notorious errors being fixed the covers and typeface look the same, the song list is nearly identical, and the price for this edition is even cheaper than the original. Every conscientious musician will appreciate that these books are now produced accurately and ethically, benefitting the songwriters that we owe for some of the greatest tunes of all time.
A unique, comprehensive collection of jazz material in a wide range of styles, with no song duplication from The Ultimate Jazz Fake Book. Over 500 songs in all jazz styles, including standards, bebop, Latin, fusion, etc. A great deal original material associated with major artists. Hard-to-find modern jazz repertoire. A significant number of songs which have never; lyrics for all selections. Easy-to-read music typography. A songwriter index for reference.