Editor: Charles Beale ► Five books of graded pieces provide a wealth of jazz repertoire for you to play, from the great African-American tradition to the vibrant, dynamic and multi-cultural nature of jazz today. Throughout, there is a hugh range of styles: funky rock grooves, up tempo swing tunes, calypsos, a bossa and other latin pieces, jazz waltzes, modal pieces, bebop style, gospel style, a rag, free jazz. There are classic tunes by the jazz greats including Duke Ellington, Miles Davis, Bill Evans and Thelonious Monk. And there are brand-new pieces specially commissioned from professional British jazz pianists and educators, providing an exciting snapshot of the contemporary scene. Within each album there are 15 pieces presented in three categories - blues, standards and contemporary jazz. Each piece provides a head which contains all the characteristic voicings, phrasing and rhythmic patterns needed for a stylish performance. An improvised section follows, where guideline pitches and left-hand voicings are given as a practical starting-point for your own solos. Accessible, student-centred and at the highest musical standards, these pieces will get you playing jazz confidently and creatively. Pieces, scales, quick studies, CDs, aural tests, how-to book - this set of materials provides a complete progressive method for playing jazz piano from scratch. So 'give that rhythm everything you got!'
Product Code: PNEM-ABJZ-XPG2 ISBN-13: 9781860960048 Publisher: ABRSM Number Of Pages: 32