A.D.G. Productions proudly announces the release of Ultra Smooth Jazz Grooves series. Written by Frank Villafranca and Andrew D. Gordon (both noted international authors, musicians and recording artists), the Ultra Smooth Jazz Grooves series is part of over 150 instructional books released by A.D.G. Productions.
Ultra Smooth Jazz Grooves are intuitive manuals written by working musicians who understand the industry demands specific to the Smooth Jazz genre. The Ultra Smooth Jazz Grooves series is available in instrumentation for Bb (tenor), Eb (alto), guitar, piano/keyboards, violin (recorded by Christian Howes violinist extraordinaire) and flute (coming soon). The creation of the books came about after Villafranca and Gordon (also known as The Super Groovers) received worldwide airplay with the release of their Supergroovin’ CD. Always the consummate educators, Villafranca and Gordon became interested in teaching their smooth grooves to students. However, what they quickly learned was that while there were many books instructing students on the traditional form of Jazz, there were very few instructing musicians on the techniques specific to Smooth Jazz.
“We recognized a need in the music publishing business for a series of books on contemporary improvising within the “Smooth Jazz” genre,” said Gordon. “Our goal is to provide quality instructional materials that are interesting enough to appeal to musicians of all levels.”