From the Soul Jazz Songbook of the master Herbie Hancock, “Watermelon Man” is another classic composition that should be part of every working musician’s repertoire. “Watermelon Man” first appeared on the album Takin’ Off in 1962 and while at the time may have been considered Hard Bop the tune has crossed genres since then.
This backingtrack is part of the Groove and Soul Standards volume 1 collection.
Jay Metcalf is playing on this track alongside Jody Espinosa from Jody Jazz Mouthpieces. They are both playing on the BetterSax BURNIN’ Alto Saxophone Mouthpiece in a 7 tip opening with the Jody Jazz Power Ring Ligature.
Jay is also playing on the BetterSax Alto Saxophone.
This Backing Track includes:
High quality MP3 file backing track
PDF files for chord lead sheets (Concert Eb and Bb transpositions)
iReal Pro chord chart playlist
Groove and Soul Standards Vol. 1
Get your soulful groove on with this first collection of 10 backing tracks covering some of the all-time classic standards in the genre. These tracks have all been meticulously produced and recorded by Michael Ghegan (multi-instrumentalist, composer, producer) known for his work with SuperTramp, Justin Timberlake, Andrea Boccelli and many others.
With volume 1 of Groove and Soul Standards, you have a complete set of cool, contemporary music designed to impress for live shows.
As a practice tool, you couldn’t ask for a better way to get performance ready than these tracks.
Ain’t No Sunshine – Bill Withers
Cantaloupe Island – Herbie Hancock
Chameleon – Herbie Hancock
The Chicken – Jaco Pastorius
Cold Duck Time – Eddie Harris
Mercy, Mercy, Mercy – Joe Zawinul
Mo Better Blues – Bill Lee
Shake Everything You’ve Got – Maceo Parker
Strasbourg/St. Denis – Roy Hargrove
Watermelon Man – Herbie Hancock
All tracks are provided in high quality mp3 format along with lead sheet chord charts (melodies not included) pdfs (concert, Bb and Eb transpositions) and iReal Pro playlist.