Jazz Piano Solos Volume 2: Jazz Blues (Second Edition)

Books | Piano

Publisher: Hal Leonard
Format: Sheet Music | Instrumental Album
Jazz Piano Solos Series. This collection presents 17 jazz-blues classics served up for solo Piano. Artist represented include Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, John Coltrane, Sonny Rollins, Thelonious Monk and other greats. Songs include All Blues, Au Privave, Birk's Works, Blue Monk, Blues In The Closet, C-Jam Blues, Freddie Freeloader, Mr. P.C., Now's The Time, Straight No Chaser, Tenor Madness, Things Ain't What They Used To Be, and more.
ISBN: 9780634058806
Published on: 21 April 2009
No of pages: 96
Language: English
Catalogue No: HL00306522

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          Scores 8.3 out of 10 based on 3 reviews
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          Ystalyfera, Swansea GB
          This is the first volume of the series I've have used. As the reader will probably know, 'jazz' in score is a difficult area. Actual transcriptions may beyond the playing-comfort-zone of amateurs, and many 'arrangements' are so basic as to lose any real jazz-resemblance.
          These pieces score on both points - they are complex enough to be realistic, and clear enough to read, and many have 'solo break' -type middle sections.
          I shall certainly be looking at other volumes in the series.
          I would like all pieces to have the 'solo-break' feature. And it would be nice if (somehow) the solos were then a bit more varied (more editors or contributors involved, maybe?) But these are very much quibbles of perfection.
          Confirmed purchase: 31 July 2014
          Published on: 14 August 2014