So I'm about 18 months into a comeback, and want to branch out into jazz. I've played all classical or classical style music to date - some hymns, and also some movie soundtracks. I listen to lots of Miles Davis, Wynton, Botti, and even Coltrane, but I've never tried to play any of it.
I was thinking about getting one of the beginner jazz books with cd - I read music fairly well, but it's one of those deals that I can read it better if I know what it's supposed to sound like, if that makes sense.
Recommendations for some starting music?
Also, are there any studies in Arban's that more readily lend themselves to the style?