Jazz Piano Cocktails Volume 4 published by Santorella Publications is a collection popular jazz standards arranged 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 “fourth edition” contains forty eight pages of masterfully arranged jazz classics that will have you singing, tapping and dancing in no time. From, the Dixieland classic “Alexander’s Ragtime Band” to the majestic brilliance of, “America, the Beautiful”, these 13 great solos will be a fantastic addition to your growing jazz repertoire. You'll not only love these books by themselves, but now you can listen, learn & play along. This collection is also available with a performance CD recorded by the extremely talented author & arranger, 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 4; Vilia • Aba Daba Honeymoon • Waiting for the Robert E. Lee • America, the Beautiful • Alexander’s Ragtime Band • Chloe • Cecelia • Jill’s Song • I Wish I Could Shimmy Like My Sister Kate • Barbados • Repasz Band • The Japanese Sandman • Londonderry Air