[quote name='moose' date='Sep 29 2009, 02:15 PM' post='878790']
[quote name='Flossie' post='878773' date='Sep 29 2009, 01:40 PM']
What are you calling 'jazz'?
Do you want a piece which sounds a bit jazz-like but is notated fully like the pieces he has learnt for things like his grade 6, or do you want him to be learning jazz which is a different style and draws more upon skills such as improvisation? These are two different things.
Thank you. It is very helpful. Yes, I am looking jazz-like fully notated pieces, rather than improvisation. Somehow I think he is too young to improvise (12 years old), but maybe I am mistaken. I will try to get them to listen to the pieces you suggested, so he can choose between them.
For what it is worth my 12 year old has just started improvisation with the sax and is loving it.