Jazz, Latin and Modern Collection
From the bestselling author of Improvising Blues Piano, Exploring Jazz Piano 1 & 2 and Exploring Latin Piano comes a collection of new Jazz, Latin and contemporary repertoire for solo piano.
This collection is aimed at pianists looking to explore these styles in more depth, or those looking to expand their musical horizons – an ideal accompaniment to other Tim Richards publications.
- Original pieces by Tim Richards, as well as new arrangements of standards by two of the most iconic composers in jazz: Thelonious Monk and Duke Ellington
- Notes on interpretation, technique, theory and performance
- Recordings of all pieces played by Tim are included
- Most pieces include fully notated improvisations
- Chord symbols are provided to encourage you to play your own solos too.
Easy pieces at the beginning of the book give way to more challenging ones later on, suitable for intermediate to advanced players.
JAZZ, LATIN AND MODERN COLLECTION - Press Reviews
“The album is well organized and a great way to introduce jazz and improvisation skills to classically trained pianists. The pieces are uniquely contrasting, charming and interesting.” – American Music Teacher Magazine
“The pieces… are uniformly excellent, brilliantly encapsulating their various styles… This is outstanding material…” – Andrew Eales, Pianodao.com
“A new collection of contemporary repertoire for solo piano from the successful UK pianist, composer, and educator. There are informative sections towards the back of the book on, eg: chord symbols, scales, modes and pentatonics.” – Jazz Journal
Well You Needn't
This series is ideal for instrumentalists looking to explore popular music styles including Jazz, Rock, Blues and Folk. Written by experts in their fields, the books give you a step by step introduction to the techniques, harmonies and sound worlds of these individual styles. Each book is accompanied by demonstration and live backing tracks on the included CD or audio download.