You just can’t resist these lounge favorites! Jazz Piano Cocktails Volume 2 published by Santorella Publications is a collection popular jazz standards arranged by Bob Kail and edited by Craig Stevens. The Jazz Cocktail series is designed for a skilled pianist, who reads quite well, but is no Oscar Peterson when it comes to improvisation. This assortment of Popular Jazz Standards was created to assist a sound performer who has a cocktail gig and could use a few flashy arrangements to liven up the “teetotalin’ crowd”.
This “second edition” contains forty eight pages of masterfully arranged jazz classics that will have you singing, tapping and dancing in no time. From, the gritty “Sugar Blues” to the hustlin’, “Chicago”, these 12 great jazz solos will add some zest to your newly established jazz repertoire. You'll not only love these books, but now you can play along. Every edition is also available with a performance CD recorded by the extremely talented, Craig Stevens.
Since its initial release, Jazz Piano Cocktails from Santorella Publications has been selected by the respected NYSSMA Organization as a required audition text for all jazz piano students competing in the boundaries of that region as well as any other geographical sector which recognizes the integrity of this highly regarded NYSSMA Manual.
Contents of Volume 2; 12th Street Rag • Tico Tico • The Charleston • St. James Infirmary • Oh, You Beautiful Doll • Chicago • Frankie and Johnny • Jalousie • Second Hand Rose • Sugar Blues • I’m Always Chasing Rainbows • Always