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Historic media coverage of Van Cliburn winning the first International Tchaikovsky Competition in 1958. Supposedly, this competition was intended to demonstrate the superiority of Soviet pianists, and the judges had allegedly been told to award the prize to a Soviet. However, Van Cliburn's performance was outstanding, and the crowd gave him an 8-minute standing ovation. The judges asked Nikita Khrushchev what they should do, and he responded, "Is he the best? Then give him the prize."

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This easy-to-follow method is perfect for anyone that wants to learn to play jazz piano. Although it is designed so that even a complete novice can understand, it also contains plenty of information for experience pianists. The book is broken down into 7 chapters: Notation and Basic Chord Concepts Scales & Relationships to Chords ...

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