Arranger PEARL, DAVID
Composer BACHARACH, BURT
Voicing/Instrument PIANO COLL
Publisher MUSIC SALES CORPORATION
Burt Bacharach: Piano Solos
Songwriter Burt Bacharach is, of course, best known for writing dozens of hit songs recorded by pop stylists from Dionne Warwick to Elvis Costello. His carefully crafted melodies and interesting harmonies also lend themselves very well to jazz interpretations, as McCoy Tyner, John Zorn, Nancy Wilson, Stanley Jordan, Ernie Watts and many others haveshown throughout the years.
In this book, arranger David Pearl has taken fifteen of Bacharach's best-loved songs and arranged them for intermediatejazz piano. Contents include: What the World Needs Now is Love, Raindrops Keep Fallin on My Head, Do You Know the Way to San Jose, I Say a Little Prayer, One Less Bell to Answer, Close to You, Baby It's You, Walk on By, and others. The arrangements range from the straightforward jazz waltz (What the World Needs Nowis Love) to the more daring (Raindrops... arranged as a 12/8 shuffle.) Many of the arrangements rely on driving rhythms and syncopation between the left and right hands. Highly recommended!