Jazz improvisations on nine well-known standards, arranged for keyboard, with registrations, fingering, lyrics and chord symbols. A superb collection including 'Fever', 'Lullaby Of Birdland', 'Misty' and 'Once In A While'.
I bought this to check out two options for LCM's Grade 6 pieces, Lullaby of Birdland and Misty, a couple of my favourites. Also I enjoyed CKP Jazz & Blues. The latter is a 48-page book with 21 pieces, while Dinner Jazz is a 40-page book with just 9 pieces.
Dinner Jazz stands out because of excellent Improvisation passages that really enhance the pieces and give some great ideas. No awkward keys or chords, but jazz chords are clearly present - such as D7 melody notes over F7 accompaniment, or Ab notated in the melody over chord G7 instead of referring to it as G7-9. A chord chart for the left hand is included. Pieces have useful suggestions for registrations at appropriate points. Very clearly laid out, great tunes - I'll give it 5. Anonymous
- (Plymouth, United Kingdom)