Great American Songbook for Guitar
From the American Jazz Repertoire
by Mark Hanson
Don’t confuse this with Mark’s extensive book/CD of American folk tunes: Great American Tablature Song Collection.
This CD includes Mark’s fabulous solo fingerstyle guitar arrangements of American jazz standards from the great Tin Pan Alley songsmiths. Classic tunes like “In the Mood”, “Angel Eyes”, “Brother, Can You Spare A Dime”, and “Zing! Went the Strings of My Heart” highlight this CD of 13 tunes. German guitar whiz Peter Finger called Mark’s walking-bass arrangement of “Take the ‘A’ Train” the best he has ever heard.
Mark spent copious amounts of time writing, refining, and practicing these arrangements to give you the most pleasing listening experience possible. Mark’s listening CDs aren’t released all that often, so take advantage of this opportunity!
The cover photo is of Mark's 1993 Collings SJ guitar. Our thanks to James LaCombe of Houston, Texas for making his spectacular shot available to us for this cover. (He also let us use it for our Blues DVD!)
Take the 'A' Train
Brother, Can You Spare a Dime
Zing! Went the Strings of My Heart
Georgia On My Mind
In the Mood
Swingin' On A Star
Body & Soul
All of Me
Here's That Rainy Day