The Ezra Weiss Fake Book Now Available Through JazzCares!
(Published: September 10, 2011)
I've created a book of my favorite compositions, available for C treble clef, C bass clef, Bb, and Eb instruments. You can buy it at http://jazzcares.com/brow...
I hope you enjoy!
The Ezra Weiss Fake Book is a collection of 30 original jazz compositions by composer/pianist Ezra Weiss. The instrumental and vocal pieces here range from simple to complex, easy to challenging, and traditional to innovative, adding depth and originality to any band's repertoire. By buying this book, you will be supporting the creation of new music and the development of new jazz standards. Ideal for bandleaders, musicians, educators, and students.
"Weiss is representative of a postmodern generation of young composers for the small jazz ensemble (Ryan Cohan, John Hollenbeck, Anthony Wilson are others) that is interested in going beyond the head-solos-head format to more elaborately developed forms." -Thomas Conrad, JazzTimes
"Ezra Weiss proves himself a confident composer and arranger in the progressive mainstream." -Nate Chinen, The New York Times
"As a writer, pianist Weiss, has a distinctive persona, bop-rooted but with a contemporary perspective. His attractive, deceptively simple pieces have character, the ensemble voicings beautifully balanced, the performances' proportions right; nothing's overdone." -Ray Comiskey, The Irish Times
"If jazz is to escape the iron grip of traditionalists who buy only records with piles of harmonic scales swirling around faux-bop riffs on forgettable tunes that lack any melodic suspense, the research and development that musicians like Weiss are doing is essential." -Chuck Graham, The Tucson Citizen
Contents: Before You Know It, Blues for Shirley, Capricorn, The Clown Feature, The Dancer, Don't Need No Ticket, Family Song, The Five A.M. Strut, For the Youngins, I Regret, I Wish I'd Met You, Jessie's Song, Kunlangeta, Laugh at Yourself, Lord Give Me Wings, May the Most You Wish For, Now That You Mention It, One for Wendell, Our Path to This Moment, Persephone, Rise and Fall, Run Under the Fountatin, Shirley Horn's Sound of Love, Symmetrics, Tea Shells, Three Little Sisters, A Time for Healing, Waiting, What I Can Never Say, Winter Machine
C Instruments (Treble Clef) - piano, flute, violin, oboe, voice, guitar, recorder
C Instruments (Bass Clef) - bass, trombone, tuba, bassoon, cello
Bb Instruments - trumpet, clarinet, soprano saxophone, tenor saxophone
Eb Instruments - alto saxophone, baritone saxophone
For more information and sound samples, please visit the official website: http://ezraweiss.com
More Information: http://jazzcares.com/browse_artists.php?aid=123