Roland Dyens (19552016)

Night and Day – Visite au Jazz


Item no.368643
Author/ComposerRoland Dyens
Publisher/ProducerGHA Records
Producer No.GHA 061
23.50 €
Delivery time: 4–5 working days (Germany )
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« In the world of jazz I feel like a close friend on familiar territory and as such I have taken an immense pleasure in arranging and recording ten great American standards for guitar. More than just being a confined musical genre – with such an immense history – does jazz not above all evoke a certain approach, almost a musical philosophy ? What has come to characterize it, is a flexibility and freedom of tone that one could typify as « jazz attitude ».

Most of these grand classics, before they were ever included in the Real Book, found their origins in simple songs from comedies and musicals in the 1940’s and 1950’s, which were often preceded by prolonged introductions, surprisingly classical in style. Although lost in most later versions, the original « verses » that so beautifully kicked off these legendary theme songs (I love Paris and Over the rainbow, just to mention two titles) are firmly anchored in the birth of these great standards. In my eyes, retracing their origins did not only seem a natural and opportune task, but even a musicological duty.

Whatever your passion may be, either guitar or jazz, I would be delighted to invite you to this magical universe. » (Roland Dyens)


  • S. Simons & G. Marks All of Me arr. Roland Dyens
  • Toots Thielemans Bluesette arr. Roland Dyens
  • Cole Porter Night and Day arr. Roland Dyens
  • E. Garner & J. Burke Misty arr. Roland Dyens
  • J. Kerns & O. Hammerste All the Things you are arr. Roland Dyens
  • H. Arlen & E.Y. Harbur Over the Rainbow Le magicien d'Oz arr. RolandDyens
  • B. Strayhorn & L. Gaine Take the A Train arr. Roland Dyens
  • Cole Porter I Love Paris arr. Roland Dyens
  • Dizzie Gillispie A Night in Tunisia arr. Roland Dyens
  • J. Van Heusen & J. Burk Polkadots and Moonbeams arr. Roland Dyens