100 Ultimate Jazz Riffs for Guitar by Andrew D. Gordon and Jo De Sa consists of, as the title suggests, 100 Jazz riffs based on chord progressions used in jazz such as the II-V-I, II-VI-II-V etc. Most jazz as well as pop standards such as Misty, Satin Doll, Blue Moon, This Masquerade and Europa use these types of chord progressions. There are five separate sections: Jazz Swing, Jazz Ballad, Jazz Funk, Jazz Waltz, and Latin Jazz. At the end of the book there is the chord progression for the popular jazz standard Blue Moon showing you how to use various examples from over 100 riffs to create an improvised solo over the chord progression. By demonstrating this technique you can pick most jazz standards and create your own improvisational ideas using the book.
The accompanying CD is recorded with the guitar as the melody instrument along with the piano, bass and drums. All of the examples are recorded with the guitar playing with the rhythm section at the normal tempo followed by, just the rhythm section playing the normal tempo so that the soloist can practice along. The more difficult examples have been recorded with the rhythm section playing at a slowed down temp