The music of Nikolai Kapustin's is certainly must-learn repertoire for every pianist wishing to explore the various styles of jazz on their instrument. These fun and brilliant miniatures help the pianists rediscover the keyboard under their fingers. Kapustin understands that many classical musicians have no experience with jazz improvisation - he provides all the fun without the pressure. At the same time, these Etudes offer a good departure point for those interested in actually learning more about jazz improvisation.
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