Jazz Ballads for Singers - Men's Edition (15 Classic Standards in Custom Vocal Arrangements Men's Edition). Arranged by Steve Rawlins. For Vocal. Vocal Collection. Play Along. Softcover with CD. 40 pages. Published by Hal Leonard (HL.740259).
ISBN 0634064576. Play Along. 9x12 inches.
15 essential standards have been given new arrangements tailor-made for singers, with alternative jazz chord changes, complete verses, introductions and singer-flattering endings. This book is in a traditional jazz format designed for improvising accompaniments, with melody line, lyrics and chords in a handwritten music engraving style. Traditional chord changes are also included, along with the alternative chords in Steve Rawlins' creative arrangements. Keys in the Women's Edition are in a generally lower range, as is customary for this style of music. The Men's Edition keys are in a medium range. The CD features a professional jazz trio of piano, bass and drums.
Men's Edition includes: Autumn in New York • Do You Know What It Means to Miss New Orleans • Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye • I Could Write a Book • I Got It Bad and That Ain't Good • It Might as Well Be Spring • Just One More Chance • Lush Life • Manhattan • My Funny Valentine • My Romance • The Nearness of You • A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square • Solitude • Stardust.