Jazz Piano: Autumn Leaves

John Kember

The Jazz Piano Player: Autumn Leaves

Faber Music ISMN 0-571-53157-1
An essential resource for all Jazz pianists, featuring 16 jazz standards each presented in two formats: the first including the melodic, lyrics and basic chord structure, ideal for improvisation; the second is a superb arrangement for piano solo suitable for intermediate-level pianists. All songs are in their standard key, enabling pianists to play with other jazz musicians. A free CD features performances of all the piano arrangements, played by John Kember.
First published in 2008, Jazz Piano: Autumn Leaves is intended for Grades 5 to 8. It has 16 arrangements on 64 pages.
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Performances of each piece, played by John Kember.

The pieces in this book are from the Golden Age of song writing, which have stood the test of time to become 'standards' for jazz musicians as well as singers. They represent the pinnacle of the art of melody writing, combining brilliant lyrics with wonderful harmonies. This series aims to help aspiring jazz pianists (whether soloists, accompanists to singers or instrumentalists, or pianists in a band or jazz group) to understand and get these jazz standards firmly 'under their fingers'.

My Funny Valentine
Lorenz Hart / Richard Rogers
Autumn Leaves
Jaques Prevert / Joseph Kosma / Johnny Mercer
September Song
Maxwell Anderson / Kurt Weill
Try To Remember
Tom Jones / Harvey Schmidt
I Could Write A Book
Lorenz Hart / Richard Rodgers
Nice Work If You Can Get It
George Gershwin / Ira Gershwin
I Didn't Know What Time It Was
Lorenz Hart / Richard Rodgers
Embraceable You
George Gershwin / Ira Gershwin
Summertime
George Gershwin / Du Bose Heyward / Dorothy Heyward / Ira Gershwin
Emily
Johnny Mercer / Johnny Mandel
Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye
Cole Porter
I Get A Kick Out Of You
Cole Porter
Come Rain Or Come Shinme
Jonny Mercer / Harold Arlen
Ain't Misbehavin'
Andy Razaf / Thomas 'Fats' Waller / Harry Brooks
Someone To Watch Over Me
George Gershwin / Ira Gershwin
I Got It Bad And That Ain't Good
Paule Webster / Edward Ellington

What they say

“I love these books. They eclipse any others I have examined because they work. Nothing thin or weak, nothing merely derivative” “two fabulous volumes ... The reason these work so well where others often fall short of expectation is the sheer quality of the arrangements by John Kember. ... I love these books. They eclipse any others I have examined because they work. Nothing thin or weak, nothing merely derivative”
John York, 'Piano' Spring 2009

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