This book is designed to offer piano players a source of intros to draw from for a variety of musical settings. It covers standards in the style of: Ballad · Swing, medium and up tempo · Latin · Waltz · Blues · Country · and Ellington. Each example is set in three keys to aid in transposing. In addition, arrangers give suggestions for tunes that work well with a particular intro, which are organized into a handy index for quick reference. The book is designed to help pianists develop their own personally-styled intros and arrangements. Includes a unique lay-flat binding to help keep the music open on the music stand.
Arrangers include: David Berger, Dan Fox, Dick Hyman, Preston Keys, Andy LaVerne, Noreen Lienhard, Johnny Morris, Tom Nelson, Riccardo Scivales, Alan Simon, and Lou Stein.