Explore six beautiful jazz standards and learn chord changes, voicings, embellishments and other essential tools to broaden your jazz vocabulary. Andy teaches both basic and complex versions of each song while recording it on the Yamaha Disklavier. As he replays the disk at half-speed, he gives a detailed explanation of the music. Andy's reharmonization (a different chordal structure under the melody) and contrafacts (a new melody composed over the original chord structure) for each tune complete this in-depth lesson from a master of improvisation.
Songs: Just Friends, My Romance, How Deep Is The Ocean, Night And Day, Body And Soul, Like Someone In Love.
"Instructional in a straightforward way." -- Jazziz
"LaVerne's demonstrations of alternative voicings, outright reharmonizations and melodic variations are on the money. . . . (His) solid session is one that will challenge serious students of mainstream jazz piano". -- Jazz Times
"I was so impressed with Andy LaVerne's Guide To Modern Jazz Piano that I bought Jazz Piano Standards also. Thank you and Andy for such a marvelous idea, both in the ground covered and the exceptional clarity and imagination with which it was achieved. The split-screen idea and the use of the Disklavier is inspired and really does put the student as near as possible into a personal lesson with Andy LaVerne who is just wonderful."