Dick Hyman's Century of Jazz Piano
Dick Hyman and J. Simpson
- Hal Leonard Corporation
Let Dick Hyman take you on a thrilling musical journey through the last 100 years of jazz piano! This outstanding CD-ROM is a complete and informative history of jazz piano, led by the masterful Dick Hyman, a virtuoso unparalleled in his versatility. Recorded by Hyman himself on a Disklavier in his Florida studio, the CD includes 103 historically important songs that highlight the diverse styles of 60 of the most influential pianists of the last 100 years, such as Count Basie, Eubie Blake, Dave Brubeck, Nat Cole, Duke Ellington, Bill Evans, Thelonious Monk, Bud Powell, Art Tatum, McCoy Tyner, Fats Waller, and dozens more! This terrific reference tool includes extensive commentary and recollections by Hyman and some of the artists to whom he pays tribute, biographies, extensive discographies of the original recordings, and hours of great music! The Pro version includes over 90 minutes of instructional video with nine complete lessons, printable scores, and MIDI studio that lets you practice with the CD while using looping, digital tempo setting, background playing and all standard MIDI capabilities. This is a great program for school or home use!