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Larry Minsky (19XX-     )

Larry Minsky has received national recognition for his vibrant and appealing jazz piano compositions for students. He studied music theory and composition at the Aaron Copland Music School in New York. Minsky has performed in rock, jazz bands, restaurants, and many clubs. Concurrently he continued to study jazz and classical music. Many of his composed piano pieces have been represented in the National Federation of Music Clubs. Articles on improvisation have also appeared Clavier music magazine. His creative output includes many solo jazz albums and arrangements of standards published by Alfred and Neil A. Kjos.

COMPOSITIONS                                                            Minsky Links     ~ ~ ~     Works by Genre
Shades of Jazz (5pcs) (Kjos, 1994) [I]
Impressions of Jazz (6pcs) (Kjos, 1996) [I]
Language of Jazz (5pcs) (Kjos, 1996) [I]
Images of Jazz (6pcs) (Kjos, 1997) [I/Level 5]
Jazz Impressions of Christmas (6 pcs) (Kjos, 1997) [I]
Reflections of Jazz (7pcs) (Kjos, 1997) [Level 3/LE]
Jazz Beginnings, Bk 1 (7pcs) (Kjos, 1998) [Prep]
Jazz Beginnings, Bk 2 (8pcs) (Kjos, 1998) [Level 1]
More Jazz Impressions of Christmas (7 pcs) (Kjos, 1998) [Level 5/I]
A Jazzy Yule: 7 Jazzy Holiday Songs (Warner, 1999; now Alfred) [I]
Patterns of Jazz, Book 1 (6pcs) (Kjos, 1999) [Levels 6/LI?]
Patterns of Jazz, Book 2 (Kjos, 1999) [Levels 7] [Out of Print?]
More Jazzy Yule: 6 Jazzy Holiday Songs (Warner, 2000; now Alfred) [I]
Jazz Sketches (8pcs) (Warner, 2001; now Alfred) [LI]
Portraits of Jazz (6pcs) (Kjos, 2001) [Level 7/LI]
Jazz Kaleidoscope & Jazz Piano Solos (Warner, 2002) [I?]
Jazz Kaleidoscope (8pcs) (Alfred Music, 2002) [LI]
Jazz Montage (8pcs) (Belwin-Mills, 2003; now Alfred) [Level 2/LE]
Jazz Montage (Belwin-Mills, 2003; now Alfred) [Level 4/I]
Jazz Montage (6pcs) (Belwin-Mills, 2005; now Alfred) [Level 1/E]
Jazz Hits (Alfred Music, 2005) [Levels 35] - arrangements by Larry Minsky and Tom Roed
Jazz Dance (Alfred Music, 2006) [I] [Out of Print]


WORKS BY GENRE                                                            Minsky Links     ~ top of page ~
Piano
Jazz Beginnings, Bk 1 (7pcs) (Kjos, 1998) [Prep]
 - Where Has My Little Dog Gone?
 - Blow the Man Down
 - The Bowery
 - Hanging Around
 - Camptown Races
 - Billy Boy
 - When the Saints

Jazz Beginnings, Bk 2 (8pcs) (Kjos, 1998) [Level 1]
 - Colonel Bogey March
 - Danny Boy
 - Twinkle Twinkle Little Jazz Star
 - Roundup
 - Greensleeves
 - Ja Da
 - The Darktown Strutter's Ball
 - Back Home in Indiana

Jazz Montage (6pcs) (Belwin-Mills, 2005; now Alfred) [Level 1/E]
 - Ja Da
 - The Muffin Man
 - Alexander's Ragtime Band
 - When The Saints Go Marching In
 - The Love Nest
 - Waltz

Jazz Montage (8pcs) (Belwin-Mills, 2003; now Alfred) [Level 2/LE]
 - Day Dreamer
 - Riding the Wind
 - Ballad in C
 - Rock Prelude
 - Sunny (by Bobby Hebb)
 - I've Got a Crush on You (Gershwin)
 - The Lady Is a Tramp (Richard Rodgers)
 - Bewitched (Richard Rodgers)

Reflections of Jazz (7pcs) (Kjos, 1997) [Level 3/LE]
 - Midnight
 - Dance
 - Sweet Dreams
 - Night Moves
 - Talkin'
 - Afternoon Thoughts
 - Walkin'

Jazz Hits (Alfred Music, 2005) [Levels 35] - arrangements by Larry Minsky and Tom Roed
  - All the Things You Are (Kern)
  - Cast Your Fate to the Wind (Guaraldi)
  - Charade (Mancini)
  - I Got Rhythm (Gershwin)
  - Ja-Da
  - Over the Rainbow (Arlen)
  - Someone to Watch Over Me (Gershwin)
  - Sophisticated Lady (Ellington)
  - Summertime (Gershwin)
  - Willow Weep for Me (Ronell)

Jazz Kaleidoscope & Jazz Piano Solos (Warner, 2002) [I?]
 - Over the Rainbow (Arlen)
 - Come Rain or Come Shine (Arlen)
 - Sarasota Sunset (Minsky)
 - Twilight Meditation (Minsky)
 - Beach Scenes (Minsky)
 - I'm Beginning to See the Light (Don George)
 - Evening Waltz (Minsky)
 - Jazz Medley [Somebody Loves Me; Soon]

Jazz Dance (Alfred Music, 2006) [I] [Out of Print]

Images of Jazz (6pcs) (Kjos, 1997) [I/Level 5]
 - Twilight
 - Sweet Memories
 - A Park Scene
 - Night Vision
 - Restoration
 - Flight Test

Impressions of Jazz (6pcs) (Kjos, 1996) [I]
 - A Touch Of Blues
 - Late Night
 - Slow Dancing
 - Night Hawk
 - Sentimental Thoughts
 - Remembrance (op. 68, no. 28 by Robert Schumann)

Language of Jazz (5pcs) (Kjos, 1996) [I]
 - Sweet Is The Night
 - I Could Touch The Clouds
 - Jazz Etude
 - A Summer Afternoon
 - A New Day

Jazz Montage (Belwin-Mills, 2003; now Alfred) [Level 4/I]
 - Everything's Coming Up Roses (Sondheim)
 - Here's That Rainy Day (Van Heusen)
 - Impressions (Minsky)
 - Memories Never Fade (Minsky)
 - On Green Dolphin Street (Kaper)
 - Reminisce (Minsky)
 - Saturday Soccer (Minsky)
 - Short and Sweet (Minsky)
 - Solitude (Ellington)

Shades of Jazz (5pcs) (Kjos, 1994) [I]
 - Moonlight Images
 - Relaxin'
 - Together Always
 - Night Time Song
 - Afterthoughts

Jazz Kaleidoscope (8pcs) (Alfred Music, 2002) [LI]
 - Over the Rainbow (Arlen)
 - Come Rain or Come Shine (Arlen)
 - Sarasota Sunset
 - Twilight Meditation
 - Beach Scenes
 - I'm Beginning to See the Light (Ellington)
 - Evening Waltz
 - Jazz Medley: Somebody Loves Me & Soon (both by Gershwin)

Patterns of Jazz, Book 1 (6pcs) (Kjos, 1999) [Levels 6/LI?]
 - City Life
 - Yesterdays And Tomorrows
 - The Workout
 - A Summer Walk
 - Song For The Moment
 - When I See You Smile

Patterns of Jazz, Book 2 (Kjos, 1999) [Levels 7] [Out of Print?]

Jazz Sketches (8pcs) (Warner, 2001; now Alfred) [LI]
 - Morning Song
 - Bernie
 - Nocturne
 - Prelude
 - Monday Date
 - A Meditation
 - Flying High
 - Soliloquy

Portraits of Jazz (6pcs) (Kjos, 2001) [Level 7/LI]
 - April's Song
 - Reflections On A Sunday Morning
 - Reunion
 - When We Dream
 - Journey
 - Always Remember


CHRISTMAS
Jazz Impressions of Christmas (6 pcs) (Kjos, 1997) [I]
 - Hark the Herald Angels Sing
 - Silent Night
 - The First Noel
 - Up on the Housetop
 - God Rest Ye Merry
 - Deck the Halls

A Jazzy Yule: 7 Jazzy Holiday Songs (Warner, 1999; now Alfred) [I]
 - O Come All Ye Faithful
 - Sevivon (Hannukah melody)
 - O Christmas Tree
 - What Child Is This
 - We Wish You a Merry Christmas
 - Pat-A-Pan
 - Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town

More Jazz Impressions of Christmas (7 pcs) (Kjos, 1998) [Level 5/I]
 - Angels We Have Heard on High
 - Carol Medley
 - The Coventry Carol
 - Good King Wenceslas
 - Jolly Old St. Nicholas
 - We Three Kings of Orient Are
 - Whence Comes This Rush of Wings

More Jazzy Yule: 6 Jazzy Holiday Songs (Warner, 2000; now Alfred) [I]
 - Aley Neyri (Hannukah melody)
 - Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
 - I'll Be Home for Christmas
 - It Came Upon a Midnight Clear
 - Jingle Bells
 - Toyland


MINSKY LINKS                                                            Works by Genre      ~ top of page ~

Composer's website   . . .   contact Larry Minsky:  here

Minsky @ Facebook
Minsky @ Gig Salad

Publisher
Minsky @ Neil A. Kjos
Minsky @ Alfred
Minsky @ Sheetmusicplus
Minsky @ Amazon.com

Streaming Audio
Minsky @ Composer's website

Recordings
Minsky @ itunes

Video
Minsky @ YouTube
Minsky @ Google Video

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