School of Syncopation - Jazz, Stride, Novelties & the Like

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Greetings, I'm looking for the sheet music fo "Satan Takes A Holiday" by Larry Clinton. Could anybody help?
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Hello, I am very interested in Brooks Bowman's (1913-1937) compositions, especially "East of the sun".
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Greetings everybody,
Heribert Hanisch, a German blues and early boogie woogie piano fan with a talent for music transcriptions has produced midi files and scores of some of the best barrehouse pianists of the 1920s and 1930s, including Cow Cow Davenport, Cripple Clarence Lofton, Jimmy Yancey and more.
Let's check his Youtube channel:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxkvp0 ... Elpi3Ro4jQ
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alfor wrote: Sun Mar 06, 2011 3:44 pm
tobyjj wrote:I am particularily looking for Alexander Tsfasman's "Fantasy on themes from Dunayevsky" - Does anyone have that ?

Regards,
Toby
I really thought that by now everybody would know my score archve:
http://www.mediafire.com/alfor ("Cfasman")

Here it is (don't know, if he composed more Dunayevsky Fantasies):
http://www.mediafire.com/?uzyzyyznggi
Hi Alfor

The Dunayevsky fantasy is not included in the Cfasman Concert fantasies.pdf (which is truncated before p44 where it was noted in the TOC) but I did trip over it in your archive as Zfasman Operetta Fantasy
https://www.mediafire.com/file/0jzj3oyj ... y.pdf/file

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Scriabinoff wrote: Sat Jul 27, 2013 12:32 am
caostotale wrote:For Scriabinoff:


I hope you can help with this last one. If we need to migrate this thing back to the Russian thread (or name the appropriate home) we can do that too. :)

NMS
Korsakov, EM 'Music' (c.1989) - Dance Music of the Thirties (30s).pdf
Googletranslate TC
...
A. Tsfasman I am infinitely sorry.
A. Tsfasman Joyful day. Quick foxtrot.
A. Tsfasman Stay with me. Slow Foxtrot.
A. Happy Tsfasman meeting.
...
I. Dunaevskii so many good girls. The song from the film "Jolly Fellows".
I. Dunaevskii eccentric dance from the operetta "The Way to Happiness."
...
J. Gershwin Love entered. --> Love Walked In
...
A. Polonsky breeze. Foxtrot.
A. Polonsky March. Waltz.
A. Polonsky charm. Tango.
..
The A.Polonsky here shows up quite a bit in the Russian thread as the arranger and compiler of a number dance/jazz/light music collections. In particular he arranged many songs of Arno Babajanyan and others as (jazz) piano solos.

He is Artur Moritsevich Polonsky (Артур Полонский) born in Kiev 1899, died Moscow 1989.

A graduate of the Kiev Conservatory where he studied composition under Reinhold Gliere and piano under Grigory Beklemishev, Polonsky lived for two years in Rostov-on-Don (he worked as a pianist in one of the parks), for two years in Kiev (as a pianist), and in 1925 he moved to Moscow, where he directed jazz orchestras and after the war performed the duties of a musical editor of the All-Union radio. From 1963-1989 he edited many of the music collections made available on this forum.

His most famous piece Blooming in May (Цветущий май) was written in 1932 and published as "Dessau", but didn't become famous until it was reworked by Boris Tikhonov in 1948 as "Blooming May." I have seen it variously translated as Blooming May, May Blossom etc. I've attached my own type-setting of this fun piece. Gamma has recorded some of his other pieces on his Youtube channel.
POLONSKY Blooming in May (Цветущий май).pdf
NB There is an American painter "Arthur Polonsky" who tends to dominate web search results, so you generally need to work with the Cyrillic form of his name.

The more you dig into the Soviet "light music" composers of this time such as Alexander Tsfasman, Isaak Dunayevsky (the "Red Mozart of Odessa"), the more fascinating stories come up. Most of them lived and worked exclusively in Soviet Russia and had to turn their considerable compositional and performing talents to what was acceptable during different phases of Soviet rule. As is pointed out in this obituary of Kapustin, Tsfasman (a pupil of Felix Blumenfeld) was very much his precursor. Kapustin states ‘Horowitz was very interested in Tsfasman, who was the first jazz-piano player in the Soviet Union, in the 1940s’.
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Very interesting infos right there bingo, thanks!
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1989128 wrote: Mon Sep 16, 2013 3:34 pm By the way do you have Tsfasman Jazz suite? It's really impressive. Pletnev played on Verbier 2013.
TSFASMAN Jazz Suite (full score).pdf
and also a 2P version of the first movement, Snowflakes.
TSFASMAN Snowflakes [2P4H] [Rivchun].pdf
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Post by bingo »

alfor wrote: Sun Mar 06, 2011 3:44 pm
tobyjj wrote:I am particularily looking for Alexander Tsfasman's "Fantasy on themes from Dunayevsky" - Does anyone have that ?

Regards,
Toby
I really thought that by now everybody would know my score archve:
http://www.mediafire.com/alfor ("Cfasman")

Here it is (don't know, if he composed more Dunayevsky Fantasies):
http://www.mediafire.com/?uzyzyyznggi
The Tsfasman Fantasy on Gershwin's "The Man I Love" is the first piece in the Concert fantasies collection posted by Alfor above. Here is a Musescore rendering so you can hear what it sounds like (more or less): https://musescore.com/user/4151271/scores/6691187
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Post by bingo »

I've now re-set the four Tsfasman concert works in the volume mentioned above.
  • Fantasy on Gershwin's "The Man I Love"
  • Fantasia on the theme of dance tunes by Matvey Blanter
  • Songs of Youth - concert arrangement
  • Fantasy on themes of Dunayevsky's operetta "Free Wind"
https://musescore.com/user/4151271/sets/5108062

The Gershwin fantasy is currently blocked from view due to a claim by Alfred Publishing on the basis of the now public-domain "The Man I Love" (1924) being included in "Strike Up The Band" (1927). It will automagically reappear when/if the block is lifted.
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