Jazz Debonaire by Martha Mier. For Piano. Duet or Duo; Piano Duet (1 Piano, 4 Hands); Sheet. The Alfred Duet Series. Jazz. Intermediate. 8 pages. Published by Alfred Music (AP.37367).
ISBN 073907976X. Jazz.
Martha Mier's name is synonymous with jazz, and this duet does not disappoint. The trademark Mier jazz sound is found throughout this sophisticated and "debonair" piece. Written in F major and 4/4 meter, the opening theme brings to mind a soft shoe dance with its use of staccato in both parts and a playful melody in the primo. The A-B-A form allows the secondo to have the melody in the B section, creating equal playing opportunities for both primo and secondo.