Fats Waller stride piano styleLo stile stride di Fats Waller

Fats Waller‘s jubilant piano style certainly was one of the most popular facets of the whole Harlem Stride Piano style and a main model of the Swing Piano style too. Here is my own arrangement of the song Truckin’, using many of Waller’s peculiar techniques and originally published in the Summer 2005 issue of Sheet Music Magazine. Please […]

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Billy Boy and Red Garland’s block chords style

In 1957, jazz pianist Ahmad Jamal recorded a highly successful arrangement of the traditional song Billy Boy, currently available on the Mosaic (or Verve Reissues) 9 CDs boxed set The Complete Ahmad Jamal Trio Argo Sessions 1956-62. This arrangement was so influential that shortly after various other pianists recorded very similar versions clearly modelled upon […]

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Gershwin’s SummertimeGershwin’s Summertime

Hi! Below here, an abridged version of my introductory article to my 3/4 time piano solo arrangement of George Gershwin‘s “Summertime“, originally published in the Summer 2007 issue of the glorious magazine Piano Today (USA). Please contact me if you are interested in the sheet music of this arrangement (as well as for knowing more in […]

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