Jazz History and Criticism
The Music of Free Flight, -- Classical Pieces in Jazz Style
Paperback ISBN: 0769201237
These books are designed to give the jazz musician insight into the improvisation talents of Jim Walker and Mike Garson. Although this material is advanced in nature, young musicians will benefit greatly from listening to and working on these transcriptions from the original Free Flight recordings. The instrumental editions contain all the music and solos by Jim Walker (transposed so each book is compatible), and the piano accompaniment book contains Mike Garson's transcribed solos. Includes play-along CDs.
Chop-monster, Book 1
Paperback ISBN: 0739029274
Chop-Monster is a sequential jazz improvisation method by acclaimed jazz pianist and educator Shelly Berg that utilizes a "call-and-response" approach: students listen to a jazz idea, imitate it until it is internalized, and then "try it on their own." In Chop-Monster 1, students will hear and improvise to the Ima7, iimi7, and V7 chords in the key of B-flat, plus a basic blues progression. In Chop-Monster 2 students will hear and improvise to the ii-V-I progression in three keys (concert B-flat, E-flat, F).
An Adventure in Jazz, Book 3
Paperback ISBN: 0757926053
AN ADVENTURE IN JAZZ was written for the student pianist. It is intended to be an informative and entertaining picture of the probable origin of jazz. One person can study and play the entire set of pieces in each book, or the performance can be a class project. There is also an optional duet found at the conclusion of each book. It would make a charming closing for a group performance.
Gershwin by Special Arrangement
Jazz-style Arrangements With a "Variation", Trombone/Baritone/Bassoon
Paperback ISBN: 0757900593
Each collection contains 11 songs arranged for the instrumentalist wanting to play in a jazz style -- without the need to learn to improvise. All of the books are compatible, with only minimal changes in the "variation" section to accommodate the ranges and unique characteristics of the instruments. Titles are: I Got Rhythm * But Not for Me * Embraceable You * A Foggy Day * Fascinating Rhythm * I've Got a Crush on You * 'S Wonderful * How Long Has This Been Going On * Nice Work If You Can Get It * Someone to Watch Over Me * Strike Up the Band.
The World's Best Piano Arrangements
Paperback ISBN: 0898985986
100 golden jazz standards arranged by greats such as Bill Evans, George Shearing, Art Tatum, Teddy Wilson, Dave Brubeck, "Fats" Waller, and Duke Ellington. Titles include: Blue Moon * C Jam Blues * Ebb Tide * I'm in the Mood for Love * Mood Indigo * Satin Doll * Take Five * Who's Sorry Now. Spiral-bound.