Ask any jazz aficionado or pianist who their favourite players and influences are, and Bill Evans’ name will undoubtedly appear in the list of the all-time greats. This book of arrangements is simply a stunning collection: I can recommend it warmly and without reservation.
Hal Leonard’s popular JAZZ PIANO SOLOS books are firm favourites with advanced pianists around the world.
In this review I check out two Christmas titles, newly available here in the UK, which are sure to roast your festive chestnuts…
I’ve seen several superb publications this year, and am running short of hyperbolic compliments, but Classical Jazz is an absurdly good collection.
Don’t miss it!
If you have long hankered after a collection of boogie woogie transcriptions that faithfully and brilliantly convey the style of this joyous music, this book really is the last word, and you need look no further…
This book is an easy recommendation to any more advanced player who has ever fancied playing popular Christmas music in a lounge jazz style.
And if you happen to be playing background piano live in a public space or private function this Christmas, this book is the one you need to order, quickly!