Broadway by Special Arrangement is a collection of eleven songs arranged for the instrumentalist wanting to play in a Jazz style -without the need to learn to improvise. This volume contains the Piano accompaniments only for all of the solo instrument books.
The 'classically' trained amateur or professional performer, or the intermediate-level student (III-IV), will enjoy playing these expertly arranged Broadway melodies just for fun or to include as a light piece on a recital or solo-feature concert performance. The ballads and medium to up-tempo swing tunes are arranged with a play-through of the melody followed by a written-out 'variation chorus, a return to the melody, and an ear catching ending.
The three-line piano accompaniment book provides a rhythmic 'comping' with chord voicings written out plus the flute part to help in following the soloist, or even for the pianist to take a chorus.
For the jazzer, here is a chance to learn Broadway tunes and to explore playing ballads and the swing style of popular standards. Chord symbols are included to allow for improvisation.
By combining his jazz-keyboard chops, his 25 years as an instrumental instructor, and his superb composing and arranging skills, Carl Strommen presents a fully playable, exciting, and tastefully arranged collection of these immortal and memorable Broadway titles.