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Zez Confrey Piano Solos Ragtime, Novelty, and Jazz

Zez Confrey

Zez Confrey Piano Solos Ragtime, Novelty, and Jazz

by Zez Confrey

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Published by Columbia Pictures Pubns .
Written in English


Edition Notes

ContributionsRonny S. Schiff (Editor), David A. Jasen (Introduction)
The Physical Object
FormatPaperback
Number of Pages329
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL11382659M
ISBN 100910957037
ISBN 109780910957038

Confrey, Zez (3 April - 22 November ) This skilled pianist is best remembered as composer of the ragtime novelty hit "Kitten on the Keys." The youngest of five children, he was born Edward Elzear Confrey in Peru, Illinois, to Thomas J. and Margaret Brown Confrey. A form known as novelty piano (or novelty ragtime) emerged as the traditional rag was fading in popularity. Where traditional ragtime depended on amateur pianists and sheet music sales, the novelty rag took advantage of new advances in piano-roll technology and the phonograph record to permit a more complex, pyrotechnic, performance-oriented style of rag to be heard.

Zez Confrey (Boston, MA: Boston Music Company, ) (available in Zez Confrey Piano Solos (Ragtime, Novelty & Jazz) (Belwin Mills, ). Cranberry Stomp. Sue Keller (Oak Forest, IL: Ragtime Press, ) (available for purchase here). Alfred Zez Confrey at the Piano Piano Solo Book The Zez Confrey at the Piano collection represents a cross-section of Confrey's works and encompasses the broad range of his styles. Besides his famous s novelty works (including "Kitten on the Keys"), there are many wonderful, lesser-known gems of remarkable quality included here from later.

Zez Confrey was born Edward Elzear Confrey on April 3, in a modest little house in Peru, Illinois. He died Novem in his beautiful home in Lakewood, New Jersey. The composer of over one hundred songs and instrumental pieces, Zez Confrey will always be especially remembered for his outstanding novelty ragtime hit, "KITTEN ON THE. ABOUT THIS BOOK: ZEZ CONFREY: 12 Novelty Piano Solos () (editor’s preface, 49 pages of music) presents Zez Confrey’s twelve most popular novelty piano solos from the exciting era of the s. (The “novelty” style evolved from classic ragtime, of which Confrey was its first pioneer.).


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A selection of 19 novelty rags for piano solo. Supplemented with transcriptions (by Al Levy) of 9 novelty rags by Edward Elzear ("Zez") Confrey. Various publishers, various dates, Zez Confrey Piano Solos Ragtime p. With bookmarks to each rag.

From Wikipedia: Novelty Piano is a genre of piano music that was popular during the s. Also during the war years, Zez Confrey became established at the QRS Piano Roll Company making some piano-rolls between and He then worked with the Brunswick, Edison, Emerson and Victor Talking Machine companies.

As the jazz age progressed he turned to composition. Zez Confrey was an educated, trained musician whose music is harmonically logical and very instructive to analyze. I like this wonderful collection of Zez Confrey piano solos so much that I am strongly tempted to buy a second copy to keep in long term storage just in case this masterpiece of editing by Richard Dowling goes out of s: Novelty ragtime is typically traced back to Felix Arndt's Nola ().

However, the true master of the popular novelty was also wrote a great deal of serious work throughout his life, but is best remembered for Kitten On The Keys, My Pet, Nickel in the Slot, and Dizzy of the most memorable novelty pieces around, Kitten was an instant hit, partially because it was.

"Zez" Confrey has long been known as one of the most popular progenitors of the Novelty Piano style that was born out of the desire for piano roll arrangers to give their works more bite. He was born to railroad clerk Thomas J.

Confrey and his wife Margaret (Brown) Confrey in rural Peru, Illinois at the dawn of the ragtime era.

Edward Elzear "Zez" Confrey (April 3, – Novem ) was an American composer and performer of novelty piano and jazz music. His most noted works were "Kitten on the Keys" and "Dizzy Fingers." Studying at the Chicago Musical College and becoming enthralled by French impressionists played a critical role in how he composed and performed music.

Ragtime. This collection represents a cross-section of ConfreyÂ?s works and encompasses the broad range of his styles. Besides his famous s novelty works (including Â?Kitten on the KeysÂ?), there are many wonderful, lesser-known gems of remarkable quality included here from later in his career.

Arguably the first novelty ragtime compositions appeared in in the form of "Kitten on the Keys" and "My Pet," both written by pianist Zez Confrey, generally acknowledged to be the style's most accomplished adherent.

However, with the rise of the even harder-swinging stride piano style, novelty ragtime was largely forgotten. Read More.

Despite the variety of works Zez Confrey undertook, it is as the "King of Novelty Ragtime" that his reputation is made. In addition to "Kitten on the Keys," Confrey is also known for the popular song "Stumbling" () and pieces such as "You Tell 'Em Ivories" (), "Coaxing the Piano" (), "Dizzy Fingers" (), and "Nickel in the Slot.

The sheet music for "Dizzy Fingers" by Zez Confrey, one of the most popular of the novelty piano composers. Novelty Piano is a genre of piano and novelty music that was popular during the s. A successor to ragtime and an outgrowth of the piano roll music of the s, novelty piano can be considered a pianistic cousin of jazz, which.

Piano - Advanced Piano Solos. Composed by Edward Elzear "Zez" Confrey (). Edited by Richard Dowling. Artist/Personality; Piano Collection. Ragtime. Book. pages. Alfred Music # Published by Alfred Music (AP). Zez Confrey's Novelty Piano Solos.

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We have new and used copies available, in 0 edition - starting at. Shop now. After the mids his career was hampered by Parkinson's disease. His book "Zez Confrey's Modern Course in Novelty Piano Playing" was in print for over 40 years. US Navy veteran, WWI.

Composer. He was famous in the s for his jazz and ragtime-influenced solo piano works, especially "Kitten on the Keys" (), a favorite improviser's piece. In this operate, Confrey trim his initial piano move for the Imperial Firm, a song in the show known as “Outrageous.” Upon release in the Navy, Zez Confrey became a member of the QRS piano-roll firm being a pianist and move editor.

Confrey would make almost piano rolls during his life time, mostly editing and enhancing them himself.Make Offer - Zez Confrey Piano Solo Sheet Music YOU TELL 'EM IVORIES VICTORIA MARCH two-step piano solo C.A.

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