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The Joy of Jazz

Piano Solo

Piano/Keyboard - SMP Level 5 (Intermediate)
Piano Solo. Edited by Denes Agay. Yorktown. Jazz. Collection (softcover). With chord names and fingerings (does not include words to the songs). 48 pages. Yorktown Music Press #YK21087. Published by Yorktown Music Press (HL.14001247).

Item Number: HL.14001247

ISBN 9780711901261. 9x12 inches.

The works of the biggest personalities in the world of jazz--Charlie Parker, Thelonious Monk, Fats Waller, and Dizzy Gillespie--make up only part of this comprehensive collection. Ragtime, Dixieland, bebop, modern jazz, and rock are all well represented.

This title has selections that range in difficulty from SMP Level 4-5.

About SMP Level 5 (Intermediate)

Seventh chords and melodies in both hands. More difficult note reading with ledger lines above and below the staff.

  • Love Somebody  Composed by Gerald Martin, C Major
  • Get Out Of Here  Composed by Kid Ory, Bud Scott, G Major
  • Won't Ya Come Out Tonight  Composed by Gerald Martin, C Major
  • Willy The Weeper  Composed by Denes Agay, D Minor
  • Lady Bird  Composed by Tad Dameron, G# Minor
  • Ev'ry Night  Composed by Denes Agay, F Major
  • The Happy Organ  Composed by Ken Wood, David Clowney, C Major
  • Maple Leaf Rag  Composed by Scott Joplin, C Major
  • Yes Indeed  Composed by Sy Oliver, F Major
  • Stomping Down Broadway  Composed by Ernest Wilkins, D Minor
  • Blue Petals  Composed by Robert Dorough, G Major
  • Kicking The Blues  Composed by Ernest Wilkins, F Major
  • Opus One  Composed by Sy Oliver, G Major
  • Lop-Pow  Composed by "Babs" Brown, F Major
  • Well Groomed  Composed by Charlie Shavers, Bb Major
  • J.D.'s Boogie Woogie  Composed by Jimmy Dorsey, Marvin Wright, C Major
  • Easy Does It  Composed by Dave Martin, G Major
  • Sneakin' Home  Composed by Thomas "Fats" Waller, D Major
  • Things To Come  Composed by Dizzy Gillespie, G Minor
  • Oop Bop Sh-bam  Composed by Dizzy Gillespie, Bb Major
  • 52nd Street Theme  Composed by Thelonious Monk, C Major
  • Three Jazz Flavors  Composed by Erskine Butterfield, G Major
  • Anthropology  Composed by Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker, F Major
  • Palm Garden  Composed by Thomas "Fats" Waller, Ab Major
  • Rollin' Rocks  Composed by Robert Dorough, F Major

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  • 5

    Rochester, NY
    Difficulty Level:
    Early intermediate
  • July 14, 2012 The Joy of Jazz

    This collection is very suitable for the early intermediate and more advanced piano student, depending on the reading abilities. The arrangements are good. I use this book as an introduction to jazz and improvisation. It works well for upper elementary and middle school aged students.

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  • 5

    Penngrove, CA
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  • October 05, 2009 Great Book!

    This is a wonderful set of arrangements. I've been using it for many years in my teaching practice.

    26 of 49 people found this review helpful.
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  • 5

    Difficulty Level:
    Early intermediate
  • January 18, 2008 excellent for late beginner

    Good for beginner Jazz Pianist

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  • 5

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  • April 25, 2007 Jazz books

    it was good

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  • 5

    Karlsruhe, Germany
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  • September 11, 2006 Great for not so advanced players.

    In general it is very hard to find good jazz pieces that are not too difficult and sound great at the same time. Often the easy arrangements are really boring and leave out much of the original sound. Not here! Inspite the range of difficulty from intermediate to late intermediate...

    , they sound fairly advanced and are really nice listening to.

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