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. Ccontains all the pieces for ABRSM's new jazz piano exam.
All Blues [Miles Davis] ; Crossover Blues [Pete Saberton] ; Lemon Cornette [Nikki Iles] ; That Monday Morning Feeling [Roland Perrin] ; Jamming with Jools [Brian Priestley] ; Christopher Columbus [Leon Berry] ; Blue Bossa [Kenny Dorham] ; Oleo [Sonny Rollins] ; 34Skidoo [Bill Evans] ; Take the 'A' Train [Billy Strayhorn] ; An Oscar for Oscar [Richard Michael] ; So Long [Chris Batchelor] ; Mambo Country [Terry Seabrook] ; Waltz for Autumn [Terry Seabrook] ; Chops [Chris Batchelor]