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Junior Jazz Book 2

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Junior Jazz Book 2 is now available as a pdf download. The ABRSM and TCL are happy to accept downloads for examinations. https://dbbpublications.gumroad.com/l/jrjazz2

The long awaited Junior Jazz Book 2 builds on the success of Book 1, one of Recital Music's best sellers, and includes seven exciting jazz solos for the adventurous and progressing bassist. Aimed at the intermediate player (Grade 5-7), these pieces can be played pizzicato or arco - or a mixture of the two - and are an opportunity to study and perform a range of jazz styles and idoms with lively, syncopated and rhythmic piano accompaniments. A drum beat can bee added for extra effect!

Ideal for any concert or occasion, these pieces are typical of the jazzy, approachable and accessible music of Tony Osborne. He has written a wealth of music for the double bass, particularly for younger players, and much of his music is included by various examination boards around the world.

This is music to enjoy. Have fun!

Ba-Doo-Wah! (Grade 6 Trinity-Guildhall)
Lonesome & Blue (Grade 5 - Trinity-Guildhall)
String-Swing (Grade 5 - Trinity-Guildhall)
Count Me In! (Grade 7 - Trinity-Guildhall)
Ballad in Blue (Level 6 - MTB Exams) www.mtbexams.com
Sounds Cool (Level 7 - MTB Exams)

Tony Osborne is an important educationalist and prolific composer who has made a significant and unique contribution to the double bass repertoire over the past 35 years. His solo music for young bassists is included by many international examination boards, and his many ensembles pieces are performed at workshops and concerts throughout the world. Tony Osborne notes the influences of Gershwin, Copland and Bernstein, alongside some of the Russian masters, on his music, which he combines with a jazzy, rhythmic and energetic style that has been popular with players and audiences worldwide.

Born in 1947 into a musical family, Tony Osborne studied at the Royal Academy of Music (London) with John Walton (double bass) and Richard Stoker (composition), and divides a busy career between composing, teaching and performing. A very prolific composer and arranger, Tony's original compositions include works in almost every genre, notably Chaconne Syncopations and Wainwright's Ways for brass quintet, Celebration Fanfare for brass ensemble, the musical A Fine Time for Wine, a beautiful and dramatic Requiem and many works for string orchestra.

In 2001 Tony Osborne was elected an ARAM (Associate of the Royal Academy of Music) for his pioneering and important work for double bass, and has been a featured composer at Bass-Fest for the past decade. He was a very successful BIBF Composer-in-residence in 2002-3 and wrote a number of impressive and innovative works for the project. He has been a judge for the British Composer Awards over the past few years and has been a judge for the BIBF Composition Competition since 1999. Recital Music is planning a major festival of Tony Osborne's music in 2012, to celebrate the composer's 65th birthday, and has formulated a 10-year project to publish all his works for double bass.


  • Ba-Doo-Wah!
  • Ballad in Blue
  • Be-Bop Blues
  • Count Me In!
  • Lonesome & Blue
  • Sounds Cool
  • String-Swing
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Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music: Bowed Strings 2020 - 2023   (until Dec 2023)  

Double Bass - grade 5

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Cat No. RM081
Price £15.00
ComposerTony Osborne
CategoryDouble Bass & Piano
PublisherRecital Music
Difficulty level5 - 7
ISMN 979-0-57045-081-7
EAN-13 9790570450817
Weight 136 grams
Published 10th September 2009
Availability NOT IN STOCK. Sorry for delay!
Available in approx. 7—12 days.
See also...
RM030  Aeolian Air (CELLO & PIANO)
RM037  Junior Jazz Book 1
RM420  Pizzicato All-Sorts