It reached every corner of the world
Performers interpret it differently.
Yet it retains its unmistakable rhythmic, harmonic and melodic profile.
It pictures the warmth of New Orleans.
It relates the 'cool sound' with the tempo of the big city.
The works of the biggest personalities in the world of jazz - Charlie Parker, Thelonious Monk, Fats Waller, and Dizzy Gillespie - make up only part of this comprehensive collection.
Ragtime, Dixieland, bebop, modern jazz, and rock are all well represented.
This is not a frivolous excursion into the 'pop' field.
Easy to medium grade piano solos.
Compiled and Edited by Denes Agay
Please see table of contents for selections.
Table of Contents
Anthropology - Dizzy Gillespie and Charlie Parker
Blue Petals - Robert Dorough
Easy Does It - Dave Martin
Ev'ry Night - Denes Agay
Get Out Of Here - Kid Ory and Bud Scott
Happy Organ, The - K. Wook, D. Clowney and J. Kriegsmann
J.D.'s Boogie Woogie - Jimmy Dorsey and Marvin Wright
Kicking The Blues - Ernest Wilkins
Lady Bird - Tad Dameron
Lop-Pow - "Babs" Brown
Love Somebody - Gerald Martin
Maple Leaf Rag - Scott Joplin
Oop Bop Sh-Bam - Dizzy Gillespie
Opus One - Sy Oliver
Palm Garden - Thomas 'Fats' Waller
Rollin' Rocks - Robert Dorough
Sneakin' Home - Thomas 'Fats' Waller
Stomping Down Broadway - Ernest Wilkins
Three Jazz Flavors - Erskine Butterfield
Things To Come - Dizzy Gillespie
Well Groomed - Charlie Shavers
Willy The Weeper - Denes Agay
Won't Ya Come Out Tonight - Gerald Martin
Yes Indeed - Sy Oliver
52nd Street Theme - Thelonious Monk