Essential Folk Songs, Spirituals, and Blues — With a Touch of Jazz

Among the reasons for the instant appeal and durability of folk songs, spirituals and blues are their melodic, harmonic and rhythmic simplicity and accessibility. They are passed down by oral tradition from generation to generation, often undergoing changes in the process. Having deep feelings in his heart for this material and having been inspired by his own background in jazz, jazz improvisation and jazz education, Lee Evans offers his own 21st century piano solo arrangements of these folk and spiritual classics. Also included are several original blues pieces, all written at the intermediate level with a tasteful touch of jazz. Lastly, a template is provided for students to create their own blues improvisation. Each piece includes a MIDI performance by Lee Evans, himself.

On sale until May 1, 2020!


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Contents

  • 12-Bar Blues Improvisation – with accompaniment by Lee Evans
  • All The Pretty Little Horses – American, arranged by Evans
  • Amazing Grace – Traditional, arranged by Evans
  • Aura Lee – George R. Poulton, arranged by Evans
  • Black Is The Color Of My True Love’s Hair – American, arranged by Evans
  • Ev’ry Time I Feel The Spirit – African American Spiritual, arranged by Evans
  • Guantanamera – Cuban, arranged by Evans
  • Joshua Fit The Battle Of Jericho – African American Spiritual, arranged by Evans
  • Rag-matazz – composition by Lee Evans
  • Rock-a My Soul – African American Spiritual, arranged by Evans
  • Simple Gifts – Shaker Tune, arranged by Evans
  • Steal Away – African American Spiritual, arranged by Evans
  • Swing Low, Sweet Chariot – African American Spiritual, arranged by Evans
  • The Banana Boat Song – Jamaican, arranged by Evans
  • The Wayfaring Stranger – American Gospel, arranged by Evans
  • Twice Around The Block – composition by Lee Evans