Customer Reviews for Johnny Mandel Songbook
Location: from Formerly from PA
December 10, 2011
MY FAV MUSIC BOOK!
When I play from this book, I sound exactly like the sound tracks. The chords and the written music are HIS chords and HIS voicings! What a FIND! Any musician should own this to learn what he does! Johnny Mandel is gorgeous! We are blessed to still have him. ♥
7 of 17 people found this review helpful.
Robert G. Steiner
Location: from Fayetteville, PA
January 30, 2009
"All I Want for Christmas is You"
I needed a copy of the music for the above song in order to write an arrangement for our 18-piece jazz band band and vocalist. Johnny Mandel is an awesome composer and arranger, and this is a beautiful Christmas song. If I can do this tune justice, it will be a great vehicle for our vocalist.
22 of 39 people found this review helpful.
Location: from Bidborough, Kent, United Kingdom.
March 5, 2007
Johnny Mandel is unique in his style of composition and arranging. He is sparing with his chord shapes and never over-cooks the harmonies leaving the lyric to breathe. Check out some Shirley Horn or her biggest fan Diana Krall for some master class orchestration inspiration. All of Johnny's big songs are here with the correct voicings by the 20/21st century master.
20 of 39 people found this review helpful.