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Flowers for Dorothy

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By Mark S. Massey

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Piano Solo - Level 4 - Digital Download
Composed by Mark S. Massey. 20th Century, Jazz. Score. 3 pages. Geofonica Artistworks #6038073. Published by Geofonica Artistworks (A0.948699).

Item Number: A0.948699

Flowers For Dorothy is a beautiful jazz waltz (in lead-sheet format here) from pianist MarkMassey's breakthrough jazz LP: API: Acoustic PianoInternational, performed by Mark Massey and his trio (Eric Stiller on acousticbass and Aldo Bentivegna on drums). In the vein of great jazz waltzes like Someday My Prince Will come, Emily, and Waltz for Debby.

In2018, the California State Assembly and the Los Angeles County Boardof Supervisors issued proclamations recognizing Mark Massey as a"Jazz Living Legend." Jazz pianist-composer MarkMassey was born and raised in Lynwood, California, where he showedearly talent on piano, trombone, and drums. During high school, hestudied classical piano and played in the bands Synopsis (withfuture trumpet giant Wayne Bergeron), and Sabor (withPoncho Sanchez and the Banda Brothers). Mark played in the PicoRivera Stage Band, which won First Place at the Hollywood BowlBattle of the Bands. Mark graduated from California State University,Long Beach (with Bachelors and Masters degrees in Music), where hewas recipient of the Carmen Dragon Fellowship for composition and hewas dubbed "A Young Giant" by the National Association OfJazz Educators.

Markhas performed throughout the U.S., Europe, the former Soviet Union(in the 1980s), Russia (2001), the Far East and India. He has workedwith Larry Carlton, David Benoit, Paul Horn, Hubert Laws, LouieBellson, the Side Street Strutters, Phil Upchurch, L. Subramaniam,Freddie Hubbard, Maynard Ferguson, Yehudi Menuhin, StéphaneGrappelli, and Tony Williams. Mark was featured in "The FourPianos In Concert" series along with pianists Paul Smith, PeteJolly and Steve Allen.

MarkMassey's debut CD, Acoustic Piano International, has received wideairplay on jazz radio. "API" featured nine of Mark'soriginal jazz compositions--including Flowers for Dorothy, offered here--inspired by his musical excursionsaround the globe, along with Eric Stiller (bass) and Aldo Bentivegna(drums), and guest artists Alex Acuña, percussion (Weather Report),Justo Almario, flute (Mongo Santamaria), Plas Johnson, tenor sax (ThePink Panther Theme), Bob Mintzer, soprano sax (The Yellow Jackets),and Ron Stout, flugelhorn,

Morerecently, Mark has been recording his iconic "Jazz Thoughts forthe Day" albums of original jazz improvisional compositions foreach day of the year. "Jazz Thoughts" for the months ofJanuary through July have thus far been issued.


"MarkMassey is awfully good. His friendly, lyrical, melodic piano has asound unto itself, API Coverbop and post-bop influenced,contemporarily informed, and languishing solidly in the modernmainstream. ...This is a very good trio that is together in manyaspects of jazz expressionism. In larger, more interactive settings,Massey proves he has ideas that work well. ...Massey's talent beingexposed is a breakthrough. A majority of jazz listeners should findthis a worthwhile purchase, and a keeper. Recommended.
----MICHAELG. NASTOS, ALL MUSIC GUIDE (CD review of "AcousticPiano International")

MarkMassey is an excellent straight-ahead pianist who often appears inthe L.A. area. ...his playing is consistently appealing. Of the trionumbers, the often-introspective "Flowers For Dorothy," theheated "Limejuicer Blues," and "Seraphs OfTerpsichore" are highlights. The opening track, "Que GarotaLinda," is a particularly rewarding Latin jazz number... All inall, a well-rounded and easily enjoyable release from pianist MarkMassey."
----SCOTT YANOW (author of the books Swing andBebop : The Essential Listening Companion), in L.A. JAZZ SCENE

"TheMark Massey Trio makes an exciting impression... Massey has traveledthe world, perfor.

This product was created by a member of ArrangeMe, Hal Leonard’s global self-publishing community of independent composers, arrangers, and songwriters. ArrangeMe allows for the publication of unique arrangements of both popular titles and original compositions from a wide variety of voices and backgrounds.

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