Five superb albums of graded pieces provide a wealth of jazz repertoire for you to play. 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.
Blue Monk [Theolonius Monk] ; Three-Four Blues [Bill Kinghorn] ; Oscar's Boogaloo [Charles Beale] ; Freddie Freeloader [Miles Davis] ; Footprints [Wayne Shorter] ; I'm Beginning to see the Light [Duke Ellington / Harry James / Johnny Hodges / Don George] ; Lazy River [Hoagy Carmichael / Sidney Arodin] ; Nobody knows the Trouble I've seen [Trad.] ; Undecided [Charlie Shavers] ; Original Rags [Joplin] ; Shh! [Charles Beale] ; In a different Light [Phil Peskett] ; Heading Home [Chris Batchelor] ; Blues for Pete Johnson [Liam Noble] ; IKON (Memories of Ike) [John Myhill]