Jazz Piano Solos Volume 6 Hard Bop PDF

Jazz Piano Solos Volume 6 - Hard Bop

Nov 29, 2018

Jazz Piano Solos Volume 6 Hard Bop PDF. 16 jazz classics from the '50s and '60s. Brent Edstrom writes very good solo piano arrangements, and this book has very good arrangements of very good tunes. There aren't many tunes but the arrangements are generally extended with written-out solo choruses. If you are into hard bop you must get this book. Shortcomings are few: one arrangement is lame ("I Remember Clifford"); neither Dizzy tune is really a hard bop tune although both arrangements are good; "I Remember Bird" is an unattractive dirge; and Edstrom inexplicably changes key in the middle of "Mercy, Mercy, Mercy." However, the arrangements are spot on and incorporate typical hard bop idioms that every jazz pianist should know. The book has a companion volume in the series, Soul Jazz (#11), also by Edstrom. The domains of hard bop and soul jazz overlap, and many of the tunes in covered in both books could have been in either volume.
This book is rock solid, cold jazz. Just listen to each of these pieces from a good recording and you will wonder how you could be into jazz without this volume. Notes and transcriptions are very well done.

Songs include:

  • Airegin Sonny Rollins, Miles Davis
  • Blue Bossa - Joe Hendersomn
  • Blues March - Blue Mitchell, Art Blakey
  • Emancipation Blues - Oliver Nelson
  • Footprints - Miles Davis, Wayne Shorter
  • Giant Steps - John Coltrane, Tommy Flanagan
  • I Remember Bird - Oliver Nelson, Sonny Rollins
  • I Remember Clifford - Lee Morgan, Dizzy Gillespie
  • Mercy, Mercy, Mercy - Cannonball Adderley, Joe Zawinul
  • Moanin' - Bobby Timmons
  • Nica's Dream - Blue Mitchell, Art Blakey, Horace Silver
  • Road Song - Wes Montgomery
  • Sidewinder - Lee Morgan
  • Song For My Father - Kenny Burrell, Horace Silver
  • Speak No Evil - Wayne Shorter
  • This Here - Bobby Timmons, Cannonball Adderley
  • Tour De Fource - Dizzy Gillepie

Format: PDF, 92 pages

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