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THE STANDARDS REAL BOOK is a remarkable collection of great songs of the 20th Century, essentially created by musicians for musicians, and for the listeners enjoyment. Published in the year 2000 this massive 574 page quality spiral book contains some of the most memorable songs of the past century such "Am I Blue?" "I Got Rhythm" "Dreamsville" "Night and Day" "Take Five" and Cole Porter's "You"re The Top" from a very long list of carefully selected standards which have endured over the years.

Some of the composers whose works appear in this excellent volume include Antonio Carlos Jobim Miles Davis Duke Ellington George and Ira Gershwin George Benson Horace Silver Harry Warren Sammy Fain Harold Arlen Johnny Mandel Cy Coleman Alec Wilder Michel Legrand Henry Mancini Rogers and Hart Dietz and Schwartz Cahn and Styne Jimmy Van Heusen Leonard Bernstein.

Additionally there are two forewords by the editors plus a guide to using the book with chord symbols in a separate reference entry and many unusual black and white photographs of such musicians as pianist Bill Evans pianist Thelonious Monk Lee Morgan Jon Hendricks Bobby McFerrin Eddie Safranski Chet Baker Ella Fitzgerald Herb Ellis and others.

The editors deserve congratulations on this massive and entertaining volume of songs for it is a wonderful gift to give a friend who loves excellent music or just to have it at home to utilize as a reference. This is the only book of its kind I have come across so far this year that has so very much to offer and share with those listeners who have searched for some of these songs no longer available (until this book) in printed form in one entire collection. If you want something that is a guide to much of the music being played in jazz performances today then this collection of standards will prove a delightful adventure! Excellent collection!'THE STANDARDS REAL BOOK is a remarkable collection of great songs of the 20th Century, essentially created by musicians for musicians, and for the listeners enjoyment. Published in the year 2000 this massive 574 page quality spiral book contains some of the most memorable songs of the past century such "Am I Blue?" "I Got Rhythm" "Dreamsville" "Night and Day" "Take Five" and Cole Porter's "You"re The Top" from a very long list of carefully selected standards which have endured over the years.'

Additional Info

  • Book Title: The Standards Real Book In
  • Author: Various
  • Publisher: Sher Music Company
  • Year Published: 1998
  • Book Type:: Non-Fiction
  • ISBN: Y03Y1616400Y2868834
  • Rating: Five Stars
  • Number of Pages: 600
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