The New Real Book: Vol. 1

by Sher Music Co.

Terrific publication. Great collection of tunes and really nicely presented and printed.”
— Chick Corea

The New Real Book is the best-selling legal fake book of all time, with over 100,000 musicians depending on it for accurate, easy-to-read charts for hundreds of the most important tunes in the jazz canon. Don't go to the gig without it!
  • All living composers have approved these charts; many of them are from the composer's own lead sheets.
  • Charts for the standards were derived from a consensus of the best recorded jazz versions.
  • Created by musicians, for musicians. The new standard in fake books!
  • Available in C, Bb and Eb versions.
  • Spiral-bound, 438 pages.

Sample Pages


Check out the New Real Book. Highly recommended!”
— Guitar Player

Wonderful for beginners and just as great for professionals.”
— Ron Carter

You have a hell of a book and I can see where I will have a great time using it.”
— Illinois Jacquet

This is a fine book to have.”
— McCoy Tyner

Shows tremendous respect for the music and the musicians.”
— Denny Zeitlin

Finally it's here! - the book we've all been waiting for. Great tunes, great manuscript and correct chords.”
— Jamey Aebersold

It will set a new standard of excellence and accuracy for years to come.”
— Richie Beirach

An extremely worthwhile volume to have, easy to work with, accurate and highly intelligent.”
— Down Beat