Now is the right time to become an American Federation of Musicians member. From ragtime to rap, from the early phonograph to today's digital recordings, the AFM has been there for its members. And now there are more benefits available to AFM members than ever before, including a multi-million dollar pension fund, excellent contract protection, instrument and travelers insurance, work referral programs and access to licensed booking agents to keep you working.
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Like the industry, the AFM is also changing and evolving, and its policies and programs will move in new directions dictated by its members. As a member, you will determine these directions through your interest and involvement. Your membership card will be your key to participation in governing your union, keeping it responsive to your needs and enabling it to serve you better. To become a member now, visit www.afm.org/join.
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Written as a tribute to Ray Brown, Ray Brown Legendary Jazz Bassist, includes 18 transcriptions by Matthew Rybicki of Local 802 (New York City). There are performance notes, photos, and a foreword by Local 802 member and bassist Christian McBride. Transcriptions include: “Autumn in New York,” “Custard Puff,” “Days of Wine and Roses,” “Easy Does It,” “Gravy Waltz,” “Have You Met Miss Jones?” “How High the Moon,” “I’m an Old Cowhand (From the Rio Grande),” “I’m Glad There Is You (In This World of Ordinary People),” “Killer Joe,” “Love Is Here to Stay,” “Mack the Knife,” “Minor Mystery,” “Moten Swing,” “Night Train,” “Sometimes I’m Happy,” “The Surrey with the Fringe on Top,” and “Tune Up.”
Ray Brown Legendary Jazz Bassist, transcribed by Matthew Rybicki, Hal Leonard Corporation, www.halleonard.com