Piano Playbook: Cocktail Piano


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The Piano Playbook: Cocktail Piano is a collection of brilliant arrangements of jazz, pop and even classical standards that are simply too good to be kept in the background. Compiled to suit everyone’s tastes, these tunes are collated in a handy, spiral-bound book making each song a pleasure to play. Featuring a total of 45 smooth solo Piano arrangements of some seriously wonderful compositions, Cocktail Piano is a Piano Playbook  that is essential playing for any pianist. With songs that simply scream Piano bar, like Hoagy Carmichael’s Lazy River  and George Gershwin’s Rhapsody In Blue , as well as some arrangements of tunes that don’t typically remind one of a relaxed evening in a cocktail bar, such as London Calling  by The Clash and Pinball Wizard  by The Who. Every single one of these songs was written by a master of composition, whether it’s The Beatles, represented here by five songs ( With A Little Help From My Friends, Nowhere Man  and more), Duke Ellington, Rachmaninoff, Bill Evans, or Chick Corea, whose divine  Now He Sings, Now He Sobs  should be required playing for any pianist. All of the songs in this book of Cocktail Piano  sheet music would sound fantastic as the soundtrack for a night of mirth and merry, but they are also so good that they’d be universally loved if they were the centre of a performance. This songbook, as with all the Piano Playbooks , comes spiral-bound, ensuring that it lays flat on a Piano or music stand, while the handy format means that durability is combined with convenience, so you can always carry Cocktail Piano  around with you and bring the house down whenever a set of ivories is in front of you. With such a diverse selection from a range of genres, like light classical, lounge arrangements of pop songs and some essential solo jazz Piano, this Playbook  has something that everyone will enjoy.

Song List

  • A Flower Is A Lovesome Thing
  • Alfie
  • And I Love Her
  • Arabesque No. 1
  • Black Hole Sun
  • Bouncing With Bud
  • Dance Of The Floreadores
  • Divenire
  • Do I Do
  • Excursions Ii
  • Eye Of The Tiger
  • Gnossienne I
  • Handful Of Keys
  • Here, There And Everywhere
  • How My Heart Sings
  • I Want You (She’s So Heavy)
  • I’m Just A Lucky So And So
  • Johnny Come Lately
  • Lazy River
  • London Calling
  • Midnight Sun
  • Now He Sings, Now He Sobs
  • Nowhere Man
  • Once Upon A Summertime
  • One At A Time
  • Passion Flower
  • Peau Douce
  • Pinball Wizard
  • Prelude In G, Op.32 No.5
  • Prelude No.2 (Blue Lullaby)
  • Rhapsody In Blue (Slow Theme)
  • Rosemary’s Waltz (From Tender Is The Night)
  • So Real
  • Soho (From The London Suite)
  • Someday (You’ll Be Sorry)
  • Somethin’ Stupid
  • Sophisticated Lady
  • The Blue Notebooks
  • Turn Me On
  • When Sunny Gets Blue
  • With A Little Help From My Friends
  • Yesterdays
  • Your Love Has Faded