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Standards for Advanced Solo Piano

By Paul Johnston

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Piano - Advanced
Standards for Advanced Solo Piano. Arranged by Paul Johnston. Book; Piano Collection; Piano Supplemental. Jazz Performer Series. Jazz. 48 pages. Published by Alfred Music (AP.36435).

Item Number: AP.36435

ISBN 0739074091.

Paul Johnston's arrangements of these wonderful standards incorporate stylistic elements of some of the great pianists of the last 60 years, including Bud Powell, Oscar Peterson, Bill Evans, Chick Corea, Keith Jarrett and others. Each arrangement includes a written-out solo section, so that even non-jazz pianists will feel as if they're improvising. Titles: Alice in Wonderland (Farn/Hilliard) * The Days of Wine and Roses (Mancini) * Eternal Triangle (Stitt) * A Foggy Day (Gershwin) * Our Love Is Here to Stay (Gershwin) * Over the Rainbow (Arlen/Harburg) * Scrapple from the Apple (Parker) * Skylark (Mercer/Carmichael) * When I Fall In Love (Young/Heyman) * You'd Be So Nice to Come Home To (Porter).

  • When I Fall in Love  Composed by Victor Young;Lyrics by Edward Heyman
  • The Days of Wine and Roses  Composed by Henry Mancini;Lyrics by Johnny Mercer
  • You'd Be So Nice to Come Home To (from "Something to Shout About")  Composed by Cole Porter
  • A Foggy Day (In London Town)  Composed by George Gershwin;Lyrics by Ira Gershwin
  • Scrapple From The Apple  Composed by Charlie Parker
  • Alice in Wonderland  Composed by Bob Hilliard;Lyrics by Sammy Fain
  • Eternal Triangle  Composed by Sonny Stitt
  • Love Is Here to Stay (from "Goldwyn Follies")  Composed by George Gershwin;Lyrics by Ira Gershwin
  • Over The Rainbow (From "The Wizard Of Oz")  Composed by Harold Arlen;Lyrics by E.Y. "Yip" Harburg
  • Skylark  Composed by Hoagy Carmichael;Lyrics by Johnny Mercer