One of the hallmarks to skilled songwriting is that the songs hold up well when interpreted in different styles. One way that the Great American Songbook gained its reputation was through jazz artists putting their own spin on tunes written for Broadway, Hollywood or a more general pop market.
But what if you aren't sure where to start, or you just want someone else to do the heaving lifting on creating a new arrangement? If jazz solo piano is what you have in mind, we've got you covered. We have a series, Jazz Piano Solos, that includes more typical jazz repertoire as well as the Beatles, Elton John and Disney music. For something even more unexpected, such as Joy Division's iconic post-punk anthem "Love Will Tear Us Apart," grab Rock Classics for Jazz Piano (MP21 .R63 2012). The subtitle fills in the picture: "10 rock classic as you've never heard them before!" So browse the stacks at MP21 to study them for a feel for on how to reinterpret a well-known melody or play them at your next gig to throw your listeners for a loop.