Simply Brubeck arranged by Bruce Nelson. For easy solo piano. This edition: Easy Piano. Artist/Personality; Piano - Personality Book; Piano Supplemental. Simply Brubeck. Jazz. SMP Level 4 (Intermediate). Songbook. Easy piano notation, chord names, fingerings and introductory text (does not include words to the songs). 80 pages. Published by Alfred Music Publishing (AP.27048).
ISBN 0739044966. With easy piano notation, chord names, fingerings and introductory text (does not include words to the songs). Jazz. 9x12 inches.
A collection of the most engaging compositions by jazz pianist, Dave Brubeck. Phrase markings, articulations, fingering and dynamics have been included to aid with interpretation, and a large print size makes the notation easy to read. Titles include: Audrey * Autumn in Our Town * Blue Lake Tahoe * Blue Rondo a la Turk * Blue Shadows in the Street * Bossa Nova U.S.A. * Broadway Bossa Nova * The Duke * Everybody's Jumpin' * Far More Blue * (I Still Am in Love with) A Girl Named Oli * In Your Own Sweet Way * It's a Raggy Waltz * King for a Day * Maori Blues * Mr. Fats * Newport Waltz * Softly, William, Softly * Strange Meadowlark * Summer Song * Sweet Cleo Brown * Take Five * Three to Get Ready * Unisphere * Unsquare Dance.
This title has selections that range in difficulty from SMP Level 3-4.
About SMP Level 4 (Intermediate)
Introduction of 4-note chords and sixteenth notes. Hand movement covering 2 to 3 octaves.
Location: from Venice, FL
July 13, 2011
Accessible, simple, but not trivial by any means, I['m haveing a lot of fun trying out these well-crafted pieces by one of my all time favorite jazz musicians. The "Two Part Adventures" book is equally fine.
10 of 20 people found this review helpful.
Location: from Beaverton, OR
November 16, 2008
The arrangements in this volume were weak because they do not follow the form correctly and the voicings don't sound authentic. For instance, the introduction to Take Five is only two bars long - not enough time to establish the groove. The arrangements are supposed to be "easy" level, but...
12 of 26 people found this review helpful.
Location: from Arkansas
May 30, 2008
Brubeck Works It Out!
This is a neat little anthology of Dave Brubeck's work...a good way to sum his style up. From the soft, sweet "In Your Own Sweet Way" to a sassier "King for a Day" to the jumpy "Unsquare Dance" to the smooth, jazzy "Take Five", this book covers it all. It...
13 of 25 people found this review helpful.