Essential Guide to Jazz Styles for Keyboard by Christopher Norton

The keyboard player’s instant guide to playing jazz styles. This book provides everything you need to know about 28 styles from early blues to free jazz, including big band, swing, bop, stride piano and cool jazz. Each style is illustrated by a delightful piano piece including scintillating and idiomatic backings tracks, sounding terrific through the wonderful Superscore sound engine.

This album also includes notes about each style, performance tips, and recommended listening guides. Whether you’re a keyboard player wanting to master jazz styles, a classroom teacher looking for a handy reference guide or simply a jazz fan, this is the guide for you!

This interactive edition of Essential Guide to Jazz Styles for Keyboard is the first time that these pieces have been available with these new and much improved sounds (the original book, published in 1997, featured General MIDI files on floppy disk). Christopher Norton has carefully updated the text and music and has newly recorded the piano solos, thus creating this unique composer-approved edition.


A Farewell Song
Bell Bottom Stomp
Cooking the Books
Early to Rise
Feelin’ Bad
Folie au jour
From the Top
Hot ’n’ Tasty
It’s Over
Jump to It

Late at Night
Padded Feet
Pudding Basin Blues
Rhodes Scholar
Shed Blues
Song for Ed
The Art of Colour
To the Edge
Up for the Count