Zez Confrey at the Piano (27 Piano Solos). By Edward Elzear "Zez" Confrey (1895-1971). Edited by Richard Dowling. Artist/Personality Book; Piano Collection. Ragtime. Novelty. Jazz. Intermediate to Advanced. 139 pages. Published by Alfred Music Publishing. ISBN 0739093371.
This collection represents a cross-section of Confrey’s works and encompasses the broad range of his styles including classical works, ragtime, and jazz. Besides his famous 1920s novelty works (including “Kitten on the Keys” and "Dizzy Fingers"), there are many wonderful, lesser-known gems of remarkable quality included here from later in his career. Appearing for the first time in print are transcriptions of one of his disc recordings (“Poor Buttermilk”) and two of his player piano roll arrangements (“My Pet” and “Humorestless”). Many of Confrey’s later works have long been out of print and are included here for the first time in decades.
Pianist Richard Dowling has included fingerings and performance suggestions along with detailed preface notes.
The Birds' Carnival
Coaxing the Piano
Concert Etude in F-sharp Minor
Fantasy of Today (Jazz & Classical)
Kinda Careless from African Suite
Kitten on the Keys
Nickel in the Slot
Novelette from "Three Little Oddities"
Relaxation from "Moods of a New Yorker"
You Tell 'Em, Ivories