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Tony Osborne: Junior Jazz Book 2 for double bass & piano

Tony Osborne: Junior Jazz Book 2 for double bass & piano

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About the Book

The long-awaited Junior Jazz Book 2 builds on the success of Book 1, one of Recital Music's bestsellers, and includes seven exciting jazz solos for the adventurous and progressing bassist.

Aimed at the intermediate player (Grade 5-7), these pieces can be played pizzicato or arco - or a mixture of the two - and are an opportunity to study and perform a range of jazz styles and idioms with lively, syncopated, and rhythmic piano accompaniments. A drumbeat can be added for extra effect!

Ideal for any concert or occasion, these pieces are typical of the jazzy, approachable, and accessible music of Tony Osborne. He has written a wealth of music for the double bass, particularly for younger players, and much of his music is included by various examination boards around the world.

This is music to enjoy. Have fun!

About the Composer

Born in 1947 into a musical family, Tony Osborne studied at the Royal Academy of Music (London) with John Walton (double bass) and Richard Stoker (composition), and divided a busy career between composing, teaching, and performing. A prolific composer and arranger, Tony's original compositions include works in almost every genre, notably Chaconne Syncopations and Wainwright's Ways for brass
quintet, Celebration Fanfare for brass ensemble, the musical A Fine Time for Wine, a beautiful and dramatic Requiem, and many works for string orchestra.

Tony’s music for young bassists is very much at the heart of the teaching repertoire, particularly his jazzy and enjoyable bass trios and quartets, and he had the rare ability to create wonderful music which is always player and audience-friendly.

In 2001 Tony Osborne was elected an ARAM (Associate of the Royal Academy of Music) for his pioneering and important work for double bass and was a featured com- poser at Bass-Fest for over ten years. He was a very successful BIBF

Composer-in-residence in 2002-3, was a judge for the British Composer Awards and a judge for the BIBF Composition Competition from 1999 until 2015.

Tony Osborne died on 30 March 2019 at the age of 71.


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