Easy Piano Songbooks
Theory and Technique
Evolution of Solo Jazz Piano, The, Vol. 2
Part 2: Modern Styles - Bill Dobbins
Thelonious Monk - Bud Powell - Oscar
Peterson - Erroll Garner - Lennie Tristano
- Bill Evans - Clare Fischer - Jimmy
Rowles - Cecil Taylor - Chick Corea -
Keith Jarrett - Richie Beirach
"The Evolution of Solo Jazz Piano" is a
study of solo piano styles developed by 24
of the most influential solo pianists from
1900 to the present.
In order to clearly illustrate the specific
contributions of the various pianists, Bill
Dobbins composed a theme based on the
well known standard " All Of Me". By
applying the stylistic approaches of the
different pianists to the same theme, one
becomes aware of the subtle yet evocate
elements of each individual style.
"The Evolution of Solo Jazz Piano is an extraordinarily
informative and comprehensive work that should appeal to all
jazz connoiseurs seeking further refinement in their appreciation
and understanding of jazz...Dobbins knows! Really knows! His
narrative set-ups, segues and summaries are models of
concision and clarity.
Dobbins' insightful and meticulous project is one that you'll want
to return to repeadedly--- his playing is nothing short of brilliant;
it more than stands by itself...
This is a one kind and not-to-be-missed presentation."
Chuck Berg - Jazz Times Magazine