"moon river"

John Kember

"moon river" the best of the rest

Self-published
"moon river" is a collection of sixteen original solo piano arrangements, by John Kember, of well known songs - those where the title immediately brings a melody to mind. It comes with a CD containing each of these pieces, played by John.
First published in 2014, "moon river" is intended for Intermediate level to Advanced level. It has 16 arrangements on 60 pages.
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CD Included!
The CD contains all 16 pieces, played by John Kember

The choice of song in this collection has generally been dependent on whether or not the title immediately brings the melody to mind - that and a few particular favourites of mine! I doubt if many would see the title 'Moon River', or 'Misty' without hearing the tune. I have included notes about each song as well as about its composer and lyricist.

Here's that rainy day
Jimmy van Heusen/Johnny Burke
Moon River
Henry Mancini/Johnny Mercer
Misty
Erroll Garner/Johnny Burke
In the wee small hours
David Mann/Bob Hilliard
Teach me tonight
Gene de Paul/Sammy Cahn
I've grown accustomed to her face
Frederick Loewe/Alan Jay Lerner
Lullaby of Birdland
George Shearing/George Weiss
Girl talk
Neil Hefti/Bobby Troup
Tenderly
Walter Gross/Jack Lawrence
Emily
Johnny Mandel/Johnny Mercer
Almost like being in love
Frederick Loewe/Alan Jay Lerner
On a clear day
Burton Lane/Alan J Lerner
Autumn in New York
Vernon Duke
My foolish heart
Victor Young/Ned Washington
Moonlight becomes you
Jimmy Van Heusen/Johnny Burke
A child is born
Thad Jones/Alec Wilder

The CD contains all 16 pieces, played by John Kember

CD recorded at Porcupine Studios, London

The
American Song Book
Series
"blue moon" and 9 other well known songs by Richard Rogers (Self)
"blue moon" is a collection of ten original solo piano arrangements, by John Kember, of well known songs by Richard Rogers. It comes with a CD containing each of these pieces, played by John. Including: "Manhattan", "My Funny Valentine", "My Favorite Things", "The Lady is a Tramp" and of course, "Blue Moon".
"ev'ry time we say goodbye" and 9 other well known songs by Cole Porter (Self)
"ev'ry time we say goodbye" is a collection of ten original solo piano arrangements, by John Kember, of well known songs by Cole Porter. It comes with a CD containing each of these pieces, played by John. Including: "It’s all right with me", "Just one of those things", "I’ve got you under my skin", "Night and Day" and of course, "Ev’ry time we say Goodbye".
"over the rainbow" and 9 other well known songs by Harold Arlen (Self)
"over the rainbow" is a collection of ten original solo piano arrangements, by John Kember, of well known songs by Harold Arlen. It comes with a CD containing each of these pieces, played by John. Including: "Stormy Weather", "That Old Black Magic", "I’ve Got the World on a String", "Let’s Fall in Love" and of course, "Over the Rainbow".
"i got rhythm" and 9 other well known songs by George Gershwin (Self)
"i got rhythm" is a collection of ten original solo piano arrangements, by John Kember, of well known songs by George Gershwin. It comes with a CD containing each of these pieces, played by John. Including: "Fascinating Rhythm", "It Ain’t Necessarily So", "Someone To Watch Over Me", "Summertime" and of course, "I Got Rhythm".
"satin doll" and 9 other well known songs by 'Duke' Ellington (Self)
"satin doll" is a collection of ten original solo piano arrangements, by John Kember, of well known songs by Duke Ellington. It comes with a CD containing each of these pieces, played by John. Including: "I Got It Bad…", "It Don’t Mean A Thing …", "Sophisticated Lady", "Mood Indigo" and of course, "Satin Doll",
"smoke gets in your eyes" and 9 other songs by Jerome Kern (Self)
"smoke gets in your eyes" is a collection of ten original solo piano arrangements, by John Kember, of well known songs by Jerome Kern. It comes with a CD containing each of these pieces, played by John. Including: "The Way You Look Tonight", "All the Things You Are", "Can’t Help Lovin’ That Man", "Yesterdays" and of course, "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes".
"stardust" and 9 other well known songs by Hoagy Carmichael (Self)
"stardust" is a collection of ten original solo piano arrangements, by John Kember, of well known songs by Hoagy Carmichael. It comes with a CD containing each of these pieces, played by John. Including: "The Nearness of You", "Skylark", "Georgia on my Mind", "I get along without you" and of course, "Stardust".
"top hat" and 9 other well known songs by Irving Berlin (Self)
"top hat" is a collection of ten original solo piano arrangements, by John Kember, of well known songs by Irving Berlin. It comes with a CD containing each of these pieces, played by John. Including:", "Blue Skies", "Isn’t this a lovely day", "Cheek to cheek", "Let’s face the music and dance" and of course, "Top Hat"