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50 Favorites from the Bebop Era and Beyond

Piano/Vocal/Guitar - SMP Level 6 (Late Intermediate)
50 Favorites from the Bebop Era and Beyond. Piano Solo Songbook. Jazz. Songbook. With standard notation, fingerings and chord names (does not include words to the songs). 189 pages. Published by Hal Leonard (HL.310903).

Item Number: HL.310903

ISBN 0634047981. 9x12 inches.

This piano solo collection gathers 50 influential jazz favorites, including Au Privave, In Walked Bud, Sidewinder and more.

This title has selections that range in difficulty from SMP Level 5-6.

About SMP Level 6 (Late Intermediate)

4-note chords in both hands with large stretches and leaps. Irregular and complicated rhythms.

  • Airegin  Composed by Sonny Rollins
  • All Blues  Composed by Miles Davis
  • Sidewinder  Composed by Lee Morgan
  • The Jive Samba  Composed by Nat Adderley
  • Con Alma  Composed by Dizzy Gillespie
  • Manteca  Composed by Dizzy Gillespie, Walter Gil Fuller, Luciano Pozo Gonzales
  • So What  Composed by Miles Davis
  • Bags' Groove  Composed by Milt Jackson
  • Blue In Green  Composed by Miles Davis
  • Blue Train (Blue Trane)  Composed by John Coltrane
  • Confirmation  Composed by Charlie Parker
  • Dat Dere  Composed by Bobby Timmons
  • Doxy  Composed by Sonny Rollins
  • Footprints  Composed by Wayne Shorter
  • Freddie Freeloader  Composed by Miles Davis
  • Giant Steps  Composed by John Coltrane
  • Killer Joe  Composed by Benny Golson
  • Mercy, Mercy, Mercy  Composed by Joe Zawinul
  • Naima (Niema)  Composed by John Coltrane
  • Nardis  Composed by Miles Davis
  • Ornithology  Composed by Charlie Parker, Bennie Harris
  • The Gift! (Recado Bossa Nova)  Composed by Djalma Ferreira, Luiz Antonio, Paul Francis Webster
  • Red Clay  Composed by Freddie Hubbard
  • 'round Midnight  Composed by Thelonious Monk, Cootie Williams, Bernie Hanighen
  • Song For My Father  Composed by Horace Silver
  • St. Thomas  Composed by Sonny Rollins
  • Take Five  Composed by Paul Desmond
  • Tune Up  Composed by Miles Davis
  • Waltz For Debby  Composed by Bill Evans, Gene Lees
  • Well You Needn't (It's Over Now)  Composed by Thelonious Monk, Mike Ferro
  • Woodyn' You  Composed by Dizzy Gillespie
  • Epistrophy  Composed by Thelonious Monk, Kenny Clark
  • Israel  Composed by John Carisi
  • Four  Composed by Miles Davis
  • A Child Is Born  Composed by Thad Jones, Alex Wilder
  • Au Privave  Composed by Charlie Parker
  • Oleo  Composed by Sonny Rollins
  • Ruby, My Dear  Composed by Thelonious Monk
  • Scrapple From The Apple  Composed by Charlie Parker
  • Dreamy  Composed by Erroll Garner, Sydney Shaw
  • Yardbird Suite  Composed by Charlie Parker
  • In Walked Bud  Composed by Thelonious Monk
  • Lady Bird  Composed by Tadd Dameron
  • Road Song  Composed by John L. (Wes) Montgomery
  • Moanin'  Composed by Bobby Timmons
  • Seven Steps to Heaven  Composed by Miles Davis, Victor Feldman
  • Phase Dance  Composed by Pat Metheny, Lyle Mays
  • Speak No Evil  Composed by Wayne Shorter
  • Blue Bossa 
  • Birk's Works  Composed by Dizzy Gillespie
  • Ratings + Reviews

  • 3

    Peter Howell
    Surrey England
    Difficulty Level:
  • November 01, 2007 Lacking Arrangement

    I prefer some sort of "arrangement" of the pieces to add to the rhythm and feel of the cpmpositions.For instance I have ,Round Midnight arr. by Robert Schultz which is a Knock-Out and also Waltz for Debbie arr.Bill Boyd which is pianist friendly and yet sounds authentic...


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  • 5

    sherman oaks
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  • May 04, 2006 Excellent compilation

    This is an excellent book to have in your collection. There are over 50 standards in this book and they are actually written quite nicely. Good arrangements w/ room for improvisation. Even if you play it straight you'll enjoy it. It's at an intermediate level -- but some of...

    the pieces can be considered advanced if you are playing up to tempo and want to get the syncopation right...i.e. giant steps...etc. Otherwise - it will be enjoyable and somewhat challenging for an intermediate pianist and a breeze for an advanced pianist -- yet still fun to play. Overall - a great and thorough compilation. At this price, i'd highly recommend it. The "waltz for debby" isn't the same key or style as the one on "moonbeams" (bill evans) and i don't care for the take five arrangement...otherwise i would recommend.

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