Item description for Outside the Lines: Sacred Standards, Smooth Jazz Style (Jazz for Church Musicians) by David Hamilton...
Outside the Lines: Sacred Standards, Smooth Jazz Style (Jazz for Church Musicians) by David Hamilton
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Studio: Word Entertainment Music
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 12" Width: 8.98" Height: 0.29" Weight: 0.54 lbs.
Release Date Jul 1, 1999
Publisher Word Entertainment Music
ISBN 3010146310 ISBN13 9783010146319 UPC 080689305382
Availability 0 units.
More About David Hamilton
David Hamilton was born in London in 1933 and lives near St. Tropez, France. After his study of architecture and design he turns to typography and layout. While he was an art director of the English magazine QUEEN, he bought his first camera. Later settling in Paris as art director of PRINTEMPS he began devoting himself exclusively to photography. David Hamilton has worked for the best international magazines, his work has been shown all over the world including leading centres of art culture in New, Tokyo, London, Hamburg, Milan and Paris. David Hamilton pioneered the "soft focus" style which has imitated so often and is even known as "the Hamilton look."
David Hamilton has an academic affiliation as follows - Glasgow University, UK.
Reviews - What do customers think about Outside the Lines: Sacred Standards, Smooth Jazz Style (Jazz for Church Musicians)?
Nice, well-arranged selections Dec 10, 2008
This fine collection includes a mixture of contemporary and traditional tunes, arranged unabashedly in "smooth jazz" style. Both solo piano parts and rhythm charts (including dedicated bass charts!) are included, the latter in the back of the book. Personally, I found the arrangements to be varied in mood, tasteful, and musically substantial (within the confines of the smooth jazz idiom, at least). Kudos to Mr. Hamilton for encouraging the exploration of improvisation here (coloring "outside the lines").
Some of the arrangements can stand on their own as true piano solos, but others really need a rhythm section to be most effective.
Which brings me to the accompaniment CD, sold separately, which I also own. This is not your run-of-the-mill accompaniment track... there are two versions of each song: one with the full accompaniment, and one with just the "sweetening" elements (such as strings, auxiliary percussion, etc., varying from track to track). This means that, if you have a drummer and bassist at your disposal, you can get the best of both worlds: a more spontaneous performance with all those lush production nuances. In short, if you can afford the CD, it is great fun to practice and perform to!