A new and exciting and unique way for bassists to learn and practice how to play in a jazz rhythm section and how to accompany a jazz soloist. This book/CD set features 15 solo etudes based on bluesand standard chord progressions, demonstrated by different soloists along with a world-class rhythmsection: Dave Hazeltine, piano; Paul Gill, bass; and Kenny Washington, drums. The recording features two separate versions of each etude: one with the complete rhythm section and one without the piano. Sit in for Paul and comp for Jim Snidero, alto sax; Eric Alexander, tenor sax; Ryan Kisor, trumpet; Slide Hampton, trombone; or Joe Cohn, guitar. Compatible editions are available for alto and baritone, tenor and soprano saxophone, flute, clarinet, trumpet, trombone, violin, guitar, piano comping, and drums making it invaluable for larger ensemble instruction.