The Soul of Blues, Stride & Swing Piano

33.70

Language: English
173 pages

Description

An outstanding collection of note-for-note transcriptions of 23 masterworks recordings by the greatest Stride, Blues, Swing, Prebop, and Bebop pianists, such as James P. Johnson, Willie “The Lion” Smith, Fats Waller, George Gershwin, Claude Hopkins, Art Tatum, Herman Chittison, Teddy Wilson, Johnny Guarnieri, Nat “King” Cole and Bud Powell, with introductory chapters to each piece.

This successful and very detailed book also includes a terrific essay on the evolution of Afro-American piano from 1893 to Bebop!
Among the pieces transcribed here: “Aunt Hagar’s Blues”, “If Dreams Come True”, “Snowy Morning Blues”, “Concentratin’”, “Indiana”, “China Boy”, “Dinah”, “Arkansas Blues”, “Willow Weep For Me”, “I Got Rhythm”, “The Man I Love”, “How High The Moon”, “Flamingo”, “Body And Soul”, “I Want To Be Happy”, and also a fantastic version of “Maple Leaf Rag” played in 5/4 time!

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