This unique collection comes from original magazine sheet music from the heyday of the big bands. Bill Irwin shares his collection of music from legends of the genre (Art Tatum, Nat “King” Cole, Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Error Garner, Fats Waller, Alec Templeton, etc.) as well as other lesser-known but influential pianists such as Milt Buckner, Buddy Cole, Pete Johnson, Mel Powell, Gohnny Guarnieri, and more. Irwin includes an analysis of each piece, with musical insights to the style and techniques used. Anyone interested in playing big band styles and following the development of popular piano playing will be fascinated by this look back in time.
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