LONDON, June 20, 2013 /CNW/ - UK Music Apps Ltd this week launched a special jazz edition of its SessionBand app for iPhone and iPad featuring four of the world's most sought-after jazz musicians.
SessionBand is the world's only chord-based audio loop app. Users create their own professional quality, copyright-free jazz tracks in minutes by selecting and joining together chord blocks and watching them convert into editable audio loops played by this exclusive jazz quartet.
SessionBand Jazz was immediately picked up and endorsed by Jamie Cullum who described it as "...an extraordinarily useful tool for jazz musicians of any ability".
It's positioned as a professional jazz app "...ideal for music students and perfect for the ultimate jam session", while simple enough for non-musicians and beginners to experiment with. Users select from 10 jazz chord variations (per root note) for each of the 15 popular jazz styles included and can instantly listen to the same set of selected chords in any of those styles.
SessionBand Jazz comes with professional features like automated mixing, auto-transpose, one-touch recording, real-time tempo shift plus Audiobus compatibility - allowing users to seamlessly export content into other music apps.
The app is powered by over 16,000 precision-cut jazz audio loops (all chord-based), recorded exclusively by: Ralph Salmins - Drums (Wynton Marsalis, Burt Bacharach, Elton John, Madonna...); Geoff Gascoyne - Bass (Sting, Van Morrison, Georgie Fame, Michel Legrand...); Andy Panayi - Saxes and Flutes (Wynton Marsalis, Paul McCartney, Peter Erskine, Freddie Hubbard...) and Tom Cawley - Piano (Jack DeJohnette, Peter Gabriel, Guy Barker, Andrea Bocelli...). All are either professors or senior lecturers at top London music schools including Royal Academy of Music, Royal College of Music, Trinity College and Guildhall.
Geoff Gascoyne, who commissioned and arranged the music said: "This is a ground-breaking app on so many levels, but especially for music students and improvisers who want to practice with their very own jazz quartet".
UK Music Apps Ltd has a number of editions of SessionBand which adopt the same chord-based formula. Dedicated Piano and Acoustic Guitar versions of the app were also launched this week.
SessionBand - Jazz Edition is on sale in the Apple iTunes store priced £5.99/$8.99/€7.99. SessionBand Piano and Acoustic Editions are £3.99/$5.99/€5.49
SOURCE: uk music apps ltd
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