Miles Davis - 2nd Edition. (Jazz Piano Solo Series, Vol. 1). By Miles Davis. For Piano/Keyboard. Piano Solo Personality. 72 pages. Published by Hal Leonard (HL.306521).
ISBN 063405905X. 9x12 inches.
New piano solo arrangements with chord names of 19 classic tunes by the great Miles Davis: All Blues • Blue in Green • Boplicity (Be Bop Lives) • Circle • Dig • Eighty One • Flamenco Sketches • Four • Freddie Freeloader • Half Nelson • Miles • Milestones • Nardis • Seven Steps to Heaven • So What • Solar • Somethin' Else • The Theme • Tune Up.
May 30, 2009
close to perfect
I found "Solar" to be lacking, the arrangement here has a strange Mancini vibe that does not fit the piece well. I prefered the original arrangement of "Boplicity". That said, this collection is a must-have. Included are two "Milestones" (the 1948 standard recorded by Charlie Parker and Miles' signature theme...
17 of 35 people found this review helpful.
Location: from Cumberland, Md.
December 31, 2008
As someone who believes that modern American classical music begins with Charlie Parker, Miles Davis, and Bill Evans, this volume is a nice educational supplement. Let us remember that Miles Davis was not a pianist. So these transcriptions are not overly complex or drawn out. But they are a stepping...
18 of 34 people found this review helpful.
Location: from Chicago, IL
September 4, 2008
Classic Miles Davis
I've learned nearly all the songs and love each one. My piano teacher recommended the book. I've enjoyed it so much I've sought more information and music of Miles Davis. I know he's not new, but he is new to me.
14 of 35 people found this review helpful.
Location: from Amsterdam, Netherlands
March 21, 2007
Great way to to play Miles Davis on your own
The scores a very straight forward and work for solo piano although some arrangements are clearly better than others. I wish I would have found this book years ago. They provide a good start for the pianist interested in the music of Miles Davis.
19 of 38 people found this review helpful.