CDs by Martan Mann


Le Petit Concert 2005

Recorded in July 2005, this is a fresh, spontaneous live duo concert with the fabulous trumpet player, Dmitri Matheny. Interplay is the "theme" of this recording - a "marriage" between trumpet and piano.

1. Autumn Leaves
2. Whisper Muse
3. Little Jimmy Fiddler
4. Polkadots and Moonbeams
5. Beautiful Love
6. Corcovado
7. Have You Met Miss Jones
8. Well You Needn't
9. When Lights Are Low
10. You Don't Know What Love Is
11. Doxy


Le Petit Trianon Concert
This is a wonderful live concert recorded in July 2004 at Le Petit Trianon in San Jose by the Martan Mann Trio. It features Wally Schnalle, drums; Dan Robbins, bass; and Martan Mann on Piano
1. All The Things You Are
2. Very Early
3. Black Nile
4. Night Dreamer
5. Stella By Starlight
6. Beauty Secrets
7. Doxy
8. My Funny Valentine


Two for the Muse
Recorded with world-class jazz harmonica player, Tim Harmony. The arrangements are fresh, inspirational and very original.
1. Over The Rainbow
2. Bluesette
3. Close and Far Away
4. Stella by Starlight
5. Isn't She Lovely
6. Emily
7. Lake of Peace
8. Days of Wine and Roses
9. Juliska
10. Nature Boy


Beatlejazz
Beatlejazz features the seven-piece contemporary jazz band, Martan Mann & Mannkind. This creative CD present updated jazz arrangements on familiar tunes by The Beatles. This band also performs live for concerts and special occasions.
1. Michelle
2. Something
3. And I Love Her
4. Norwegian Wood
5. Blackbird
6. Yesterday
7. Hey Jude
8. Here, There & Everywhere
9. For No One



Clazzical Jazz
Clazzical Jazz represents a skillful and artistic blending of classical and jazz by the Martan Mann Trio, featuring Martan Mann on piano, Bob Blankenship on drums and Michael Marcus on bass.
1. Ravel Pavanne/
   The Lamp Is Low

2. Chopin Prelude Opus 28 #4/
   How Insensitive

3. For Eliza
4. Yesterday
5. Lullaby of Birdland
6. My Song
7. Green Dolphin Street
8. Willow Weep for Satie
   (Willow Weep for Me)
9. Norwegian Wood


Christmastime
Christmastime presents some of your favorite Holiday tunes in wonderful new jazz settings. It is performed by Martan Mann & Mannkind. This CD is purchased directly from Jazzical Recordings. Master Card and VISA accepted.
1. Angels We Have Heard
2. Christmas Is Here
3. Jangle Bells
4. Joy Of Mann's Desiring
5. S.C. Is Coming To Town
6. Silent Nate
7. The Christmas Song
8. Whee Three Kings
9. Who Dat Chils
10. Wintertime Bells


Books, DVDs, and Videos by Martan Mann

Currently, “improvising Blues Piano” is being published by Music Sales Corporation in New York. However, we can take your order on this website. “Jazz Improvisation for the Classical Pianist” and “New Age Improvisation for the Classical Pianist” are now published and distributed by Musicmann Publishing. We are currently re-printing both books and will have them available very soon. Please check back for more information. We will also have new information about our DVD’s and Videos soon.

There is an additional charge for books, DVDs and videos for shipping and handling of $4.50. Also there is a charge for California sales tax. Shipping and handling for large orders and international sales are priced separately.



Improvising Blues Piano
Martan Mann's newest book and accompanying CD now available. This is a very different blues instruction book in that it teaches blues piano styles in the context of performing with other musicians and vocalists. Many background exercises are given to help prepare the student to master the blues styles. This book is available at most music stores and can also be ordered from Musicmann Publishing. (98 pages)
Cost: $18.95 plus $4.50 shipping & handling
Jazz Improvisation for the Classical Pianist
This is Martan Mann's first and most prominent book. Published by Music Sales Corporation in New York since 1988, this book has become a standard in the field of teaching Jazz Improvisation to the pianist who predominately reads music. This book is 224 pages. Cost: $29.95 plus shipping and handling. JICP is also now available as a download PDF file for $19.95. This book is not available at music stores and can only be ordered from Lulu.com.

Now available from Lulu.com.
The Music Improv Series (Video Course)
These two videos correspond directly with Chapters One and Two of "Jazz Improvisation for the Classical Pianist". Series 1 video, "Foundations of Improvisation" presents Martan Mann describing the basic theory needed for improvisation and Series 2, "Beginning Improvisation", has Martan performing basic improvisation exercises. Additional videos are planned for the future. The videos are $24.95 plus shipping and handling.
These videos are only sold directly from Musicmann Publishing.

Music Improv Series Video - Series 1 (US only)


Music Improv Series Video - Series 2 (US only)
New Age Improvisation for the Classical Pianist
This beautiful book with accompaning CD, is perhaps the only book which carefully explains how to perform in the New Age style. This book is available at most music stores and can also be ordered from Musicmann Publishing. This book is 48 pages. Cost: $24.95 plus shipping and handling. NAICP is also now available as a download PDF file for $15.00. This book is not available at music stores and can only be ordered from Lulu.com.

Now available from Lulu.com
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