The Jazz Piano Player: Autumn Leaves presents 15 jazz classic standards in an ingenious new format for jazz solo pianists, arranged by John Kember. Each piece is presented in two formats: the first version includes melody, lyrics and basic chord structure, ideal for improvisation; the second version is a superb arrangement for piano solo, for intermediate level pianists.
All the songs are helpfully included in their standard keys so pianists will be able to play with other jazz musicians, and there is also included a guide to jazz chords for added tutorial assistance. The free CD included features full performances of all the arrangements by pianist John Kember for an enchanced learning mobility.
The Jazz Piano Player Series is designed for those wanting to make the transition into jazz or pop piano playing. An essential new resource for all jazz pianists - a great way in for players wanting to make a transition into jazz, as well as for pianists wanting to develop their own style.
My Funny Valentine (Rodgers): Autumn Leaves (Prevert/Kosma); September Song (Weill); Try To Remember (Schmidt): Nice Work If You Can Get It (Gershwin); I Could Write A Book (Rodgers); I Didn't Know What Time It Was (Rodgers); Emily (Mandel): Embraceable You (Gershwin); Summertime (Gershwin); Every Time We Say Goodbye (Porter); I Get A Kick Out Of You (Porter); I've Got It Bad (Ellington); Come Rain Or Come Shine (Arlen); Ain't Misbehavin (Waller); Someone To Watch Over Me (Gershwin)