Jumpin' Jim's Ukulele Masters: Lyle Ritz Solos (15 Chord Solos Arranged by the Ukulele Jazz Master). By Lyle Ritz. For Ukulele. Fretted. Softcover with CD. 64 pages. Published by Flea Market Music (HL.695702).
ISBN 0634046586. 9x12 inches.
This collection includes 15 magnificent chord solos arranged by the ukulele jazz master, Lyle Ritz. A chord solo is an arrangement where both the melody and harmony of a song are ingeniously captured in the many chord changes. These are some of the most challenging arrangements ever published for the ukulele, and unquestionably, some of the most beautiful. Also features info on creating your own ukulele chord solos, and a CD of all 15 tunes performed by Ritz himself. Songs are arranged for both GCEA- and DGBE-tuned ukes and include: Bluesette • Dream • Honeysuckle Rose • How High the Moon • Lover • Quiet Nights of Quiet Stars • Satin Doll • Where or When • and more.