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Zez Confrey at the Piano

Piano Solos

By Edward Elzear "Zez" Confrey

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Piano - Advanced
Piano Solos. Composed by Edward Elzear "Zez" Confrey (1895-1971). Edited by Richard Dowling. Artist/Personality; Book; Piano Collection. Ragtime. 140 pages. Published by Alfred Music (AP.40511).

Item Number: AP.40511

ISBN 0739093371. Ragtime.

This collection represents a cross-section of Confrey's works and encompasses the broad range of his styles. Besides his famous 1920s novelty works (including "Kitten on the Keys"), there are many wonderful, lesser-known gems of remarkable quality included here from later in his career. Appearing for the first time in print are transcriptions of one of his disc recordings ("Poor Buttermilk") and two of his player piano roll arrangements ("My Pet" and "Humorestless"). Many of Confrey's later works have long been out of print and are included here for the first time in decades.

  • Foreword 
  • About this Edition 
  • About the Music 
  • Audacity 
  • The Birds' Carnival 
  • Champagne 
  • Coaxing The Piano 
  • Concert Etude 
  • Della Robbia (Modern Novelty) 
  • Dizzy Fingers 
  • Fantasy of Today (Classical Arrangement) 
  • Fantasy of Today (Jazz Arrangement) 
  • Fourth Dimension 
  • Greenwich Witch  
  • Heaven's Garden 
  • Humorestless 
  • Jay Walk 
  • Kinda Careless (from African Suite) 
  • Kitten On The Keys 
  • Midsummer's Nightmare 
  • My Pet  
  • Nickel in the Slot 
  • Novelette (from Three Little Oddities) 
  • Oriental Fantasy 
  • Poor Buttermilk 
  • Relaxation (from Moods of a New Yorker) 
  • Smart Alec 
  • Stumbling (Paraphrase) 
  • Ultra-Ultra 
  • You Tell 'Em, Ivories