Jazz Piano Collection

John Kember

The Jazz Piano Player Collection

Faber Music ISMN 0-571-53672-7
The JAZZ PIANO PLAYER COLLECTION is packed with highlights from the Jazz Piano Player series: classic jazz standards superbly arranged by John Kember for intermediate-level piano solo. All the songs are in their standard keys and include chord symbols; the accompanying CD features stunning performances by John Kember
First published in 2011, Jazz Piano Collection is intended for Grades 5 to 8. It has 16 arrangements on 37 pages.
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Performances of each piece, played by John Kember.

The pieces in this book are from the Golden Age of song writing, including works by George Gershwin, Cole Porter, Harold Arlen and Richard Rodgers among others. These songs have stood the test of time to become 'standards' for jazz musicians as well as singers; they represent the pinnacle of the art of melody writing, combining brilliant lyrics with wonderful harmonies. But how to get started playing this wonderful repertoire?

These arrangements for solo piano keep largely to the same original chord structure of the song and can be used as the basis for further development and extemporisation. More information on how to interpret and voice the chords is given on page 36. These solos are recorded on the accompanying CD.

There'S A Small Hotel
Lorenz Hart/Richard Rodgers
My Funny Valentine
Lorenz Hart/Richard Rodgers
In A Sentimental Mood
Duke Ellington/Irving Mills/Manny Kurtz
Try To Remember...
Jones/Harvey Schmidt
Let'S Do It (Let'S Fall In Love)
Cole Porter
How High
Moon
Nancy Hamilton/Morgan Lewis
Summertime
George Gershwin/Du Bose Heyward/Dorothy Heyward/Lra Gershwin
I'Ve
You Under My Skin
Cole Porter
Come Rain Or Come Shine
Johnny Mercer/Harold Arlen
You Make Me Feel So Young
Mack Gordon/Josef
Myrow
They Can'T Take That Away From Me
Ira Gershwin/George Gershwin
I Didn'T Know What Time It
... Lorenz Hart/Richard Rodgers
Let'S Call
Whole Thing
... George Gershwin/Ira Gershwin
I Could Write A Book
Lorenz Hart/Richard Rodgers
I
A Kick
Of
... Cole Porter
I Loves You, Porgy
George Gershwin/Ira Gershwin/Du Bose Heyward

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The Jazz Piano Player
Series
The Jazz Piano Player: Night And Day (Faber)
An essential resource for all Jazz pianists, featuring 16 jazz standards each presented in two formats: the first including the melodic, lyrics and basic chord structure, ideal for improvisation; the second is a superb arrangement for piano solo suitable for intermediate-level pianists. All songs are in their standard key, enabling pianists to play with other jazz musicians. A free CD features performances of all the piano arrangements, played by John Kember.
The Jazz Piano Player: Autumn Leaves (Faber)
An essential resource for all Jazz pianists, featuring 16 jazz standards each presented in two formats: the first including the melodic, lyrics and basic chord structure, ideal for improvisation; the second is a superb arrangement for piano solo suitable for intermediate-level pianists. All songs are in their standard key, enabling pianists to play with other jazz musicians. A free CD features performances of all the piano arrangements, played by John Kember.
The Jazz Piano Player: Stormy Weather (Faber)
An essential resource for all Jazz pianists, featuring 16 jazz standards each presented in two formats: the first including the melodic, lyrics and basic chord structure, ideal for improvisation; the second is a superb arrangement for piano solo suitable for intermediate-level pianists. All songs are in their standard key, enabling pianists to play with other jazz musicians. A free CD features performances of all the piano arrangements, played by John Kember.

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