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The Artistry of Bill Evans, Volume 2

By Bill Evans

Solo piano - SMP Level 8 (Early Advanced)
Volume 2. By Bill Evans. Artist/Personality; Piano - Personality Book; Piano Supplemental. Jazz and Standards. Collection. With chord names (does not include words to the songs). 96 pages. Alfred Music #00-TPF0167. Published by Alfred Music (AP.TPF0167).

Item Number: AP.TPF0167

ISBN 9780897246231. 9x12 inches. English. Transcribed by Bob Hinz.

Eight transcriptions from the late, great jazz master Bill Evans. Titles are: Autumn Leaves, Here's That Rainy Day, I Should Care, Make Someone Happy, Spring is Here, The Touch of Your Lips, What Is This Thing Called Love?, What Kind of Fool Am I?

This title has selections that range in difficulty from SMP Level 7-8.

About SMP Level 8 (Early Advanced)

4 and 5-note chords spanning more than an octave. Intricate rhythms and melodies.

  • What Kind Of Fool Am I  From 'Stop The World I Want To Get Off, Composed by Leslie Bricusse, Anthony Newley
  • Spring Is Here  Composed by Rodgers And Hart
  • The Touch Of Your Lips  Composed by Ray Noble
  • Make Someone Happy  From 'Do-Re-Mi', Composed by Betty Comden, Adolph Green, Jule Styne
  • What Is This Thing Called Love  Composed by Cole Porter
  • Here's That Rainy Day  Composed by Jimmy Van Heusen, Johnny Burke
  • I Should Care  Composed by Sammy Cahn, Axel Stordahl, Paul Weston
  • Autumn Leaves  Composed by Johnny Mercer, Joseph Kosma

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  • 5

    Jim Yutzy
    Cumberland, Md.
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  • September 19, 2012 Fun

    This has become my favorite Bill Evans book to play from. Maybe it is not as challenging as the rest of them. But it has chordings and rifts that I love. Even if "Here's that Rainy Day" starts and ends in B Major, I think I can nail it...

    with a little work.

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  • 5

    Sherman Oaks, CA
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  • October 14, 2004 Incredible!

    I am a classically trained pianist and took jazz lessons in college but never got the "sound" I wanted. The transcriptions are ENTIRELY accurate. If you have a good bill evans collection and your piano is in tune, you can play along w/ the cd once you work up the...

    piece. Yes the syncopation can be tricky, but you'll see that in each piece he uses pretty much the same exact chords throughout so you just have to get the rhythm. It is beautiful music that is really simple once you break it down but he puts it together so elegantly. Bill Evans is a master and this book is for anyone. If you are a jazz pianist you will appreciate this and use this as a reference. If you are a classically trained pianist you will really find great pleasure in learning the pieces and hearing the gorgeous SOUND you are creating! It's one thing to listen to him on cd, but another to actually see on paper how he breaks down a simple melody into the most amazing music.

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  • 5

    Mike Gazdak
    Grand Junction, CO
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  • January 17, 2004 Solo transcriptions

    This is a great book to pick up the stylings and nuances of Bill's artistry on the piano. The music is difficult to play. I have been working on this book for years and have not mastered anyone of the songs even though I am a fairly accomplished jazz...

    pianist. It is tricky to coordinate Bill's syncopated left hand work and do justice to the solos. The transcriptions are very accurate. It is a worthwhile purchase just to get an insight into his mastery of the jazz art form.

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