Bob Stoloff shares in this book his valuable live-long experiences as an extraordinary artist and teacher. Bob offers not only general recipes for the singer but a step by step approach to mastering the Jazz standards. Highly recommended.
Dr. Matthias Becker, international choirmaster, composer, arranger, conductor, publisher Edition Ferrimontana, Musikal Spezial
Bob Stoloff is at the top of my list as a vocal improvisation teacher. He possesses a warm tone with perfect intonation, plus he is a multi-instrumentalist who has patiently applied his vast knowledge to create the hippest books in today’s market place. Bob is one of a kind. No one can explain rhythm to a group of singers better than Bob.
A true master. Roseanna Vitro, JAZZ TIMES
What a great idea! ... a great way for singers to learn melodic improv, and for anyone to learn improvisation by ear.
Ed Friedland, Jazz Times, Bass Player
Bob makes vocal improvisation easy enough for beginners
yet challenging enough for veterans to learn more. His techniques will help any one improve their vocal improv style. Bob makes it easy for anyone to make good music through scat singing. Helping students to overcome that initial shyness and hesitation when learning to improvise
is one of the hardest things to do. Bob has come up with an incredible array of simple and fun "ice-breakers" that will have students improvising before they even realize it.
I thank you, Bob, as will my future students!
Bob's "Recipes For Soloing Over Jazz Standards"... is not only required study for jazz singers but a beautifully guided templet for anyone wanting to learn to improvise but thought they did not have the ability. He not only takes the mystery out of the art form but generously gives you the proper tools and information to easily learn it. By following Bob's recipes you are guaranteed success .. I want to personally thank Bob for constructing a way to navigate this singing style and make it accessible to every singer. You are learning from the master.
Cheryl Bentyne, The Manhattan Transfer
There is hardly anyone in the whole world who knows more
about scat singing than Bob Stoloff...he takes out the terror!
Clear, cutting edge and comprehensive, Bob is truly revolutionizing vocal jazz education with his "Instru-Vocal" approach. His method is a powerful educational tool
for jazz singers on the path to becoming well rounded and deeply evolved musicians. Bob's workshop successfully combining vocal practice with theory, ear training, intensive rhythmic work, instrumental concepts, and
is fantastically helpful for jazz singers!
Once again, Bob has dreamed up an innovative form to teach aspects of music that can seem daunting. In his clear, unique vision, those aspects are organized in bite-size, vibrant detail. What a treasure that Bob writes so generously and intelligently for the music community of the world. Thank you Bob.
Bob Stoloff has broken the code for vocal improvisation.
Bob's approach to vocal improvisation is a treasure trove
of accessible and practical information for anyone interested
in the art of scat singing. With so much detailed instruction
and so many exercises for both soloists and groups, singers
at all levels will be lucky to have Bob as their oracle.
I’ve always been a big fan of Mr. Stoloff!
Peter Eldridge, New York Voices
WOW! I wish this book has been around when I started teaching! Helping students overcome that initial shyness and hesitation when learning to improvise is one of the hardest things to do. How many times have I had students burst into tears? No more! Bob has come up with an incredible array of simple and fun “ice breakers”, as he calls them, that will have students improvising before they even realize it. I thank you Bob, as well as my future students!
Michele Hendricks, jazz vocalist, educator
This guy knows what he is talking about.
Howard Levy composer,harmonica virtuoso, artistworks