Five superb albums of graded pieces provide a wealth of jazz repertoire. Throughout, there is a huge range of styles, from bebop blues to calypsos, boogie-woogie to ballads, jazz waltzes to free jazz. There are classic tunes by the jazz greats, including Duke Ellington, Miles Davis and Thelonious Monk. And there are brand-new pieces specially commissioned from professional British jazz musicians and educators. Each album presents 15 pieces in three lists: blues,
standards and contemporary jazz. The head of each piece is set out with all the characteristic voicings, phrasing and rhythmic patterns you need for a stylish performance. The improvised section gives guideline pitches and left-hand voicings as a practical starting-point. Accessible, student-centred
and of the highest musical standards, these pieces will get you playing jazz confidently and creatively. Contains all the pieces for ABRSM's new jazz piano exam.
C Jam Blues [Duke Ellington] ; On-Off Boogie [Tim Richards] ; Blue Lullaby [Pete Churchill] ; Good Time Blues [Eddie Harvey] ; Now's the Time [Charlie Parker] ; Softly as in a Morning Sunrise [Sigmund Romberg] ; St. Thomas [Sonny Rollins] ; Contemplation [McCoy Tyner] ; Moanin' [Bobby Timmons] ; The Big Noise from Winnetka [Bob Haggart / Ray Bauduc] ; Becky's Song [Martin Speake] ; Swing it and C [Michael Garrick] ; The Firefly [Nikki Iles] ; The Orchard [Pete Churchill] ; Hard Science [Phil Peskett]