"Straight & Jazzy" Series


                            Piano Albums

There are six books of pieces in which Jazz and classical styles are juxtaposed.  A seventh book, Kiddy Songs is intended for ensemble keyboard performance, a group activity made possible by the advent of the electronic keyboard.  Finally, the book of pieces entitled Six Mini Concertos is intended to offer the experience of performing with a complete orchestral accompaniment.  A CD with the orchestral backings is provided.


"Four Pieces in Jazz Style and Two that Ain't"

Four Pieces

Straight & Jazzy

Straight & Jazzy

More Straight & Jazzy

More Straight & Jazzy

       The pieces in this book are intended to give students  experiences in melodic, rhythmic, and melodic idioms of jazz and to create opportunities for improvisation.

Examples of two of the pieces from this book are :

1. Jazzy Waltz II

2. Little Latin

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    Examples from my "Straight & Jazzy" book are :                         

1.  Dolly Day Dream

2. A Funky Gavotte

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 From my "More Straight and Jazzy" book comes :

1. A Little Gallic

2. Bach 'an Alien

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