JOHN FARRELL - THE JAZZ MASTER
John Farrell's death in early 2007 was a great loss to the musical world, yet the music lives on and his work will continue to be available to his customers around the globe. Please email Alison for the latest list. His piano rolls and A rolls will also continue to be published by Bob Billings, email address firstname.lastname@example.org. Anyone with any music queries can contact me by email at email@example.com or click the link below.
For many years, John Farrell made 88-note jazz piano rolls and transcribed a considerable number of recordings by the great jazz pianists for use as source material. You can purchase them here and listen to them on the MIDI file page. Most of the rolls released in past years have been archived and are available at a small extra cost, go to the Archived Piano Rolls page to view the extensive list of titles. Printed piano sheet music of the roll arrangements is also available for purchase on the sheet music page.
NEW ISSUE : THE LAST JAM PIANO ROLLS
January 2008 John Farrell left a library of 26 unissued rolls which we will release in 2008.
The first 6 titles listed below are available now, and for a small additional charge you may order previously issued rolls from our extensive archive, details of which can be found on this website. The rolls are issued on the JAM label, so if jazz, blues, boogie-woogie and hot dance music are your cup of tea then these are certainly for you. Below are the details of our current offerings with a brief note on each.
The rolls are priced at $96 for the set of 6, plus postage. Payment in advance by PayPal or check drawn on a US bank. Order from us at firstname.lastname@example.org or via snail mail at 14010 Rim Rock Drive, Reno NV 89521, USA. Shipping to US addresses is $6.50 via Media Mail. Shipping to European addresses is $22.00 via air only.
Let us know your email address and we will send future offerings by email. If you are interested, we will email you a file of the roll titles and prices.
JAM 238 - Have You Met Miss Jones? as played by John Farrell. John’s jazz version of this 1937 Rodgers & Hart tune.
JAM 239 - Lock And Key as played by the composer, James P. Johnson. A slow stride tune.
JAM 240 - Weeping Blues as played by the composer, James P. Johnson. A medium paced blues transcribed from his 1934 Bluebird record.
JAM 241 - Honey Hush as played by Don Ewell. John considered Ewell as one of the best jazz and stride pianists. Here Ewell dishes out a Fats Waller tune
JAM 242 - Centennial Rag as played by John Farrell. John gives this Charles Thompson rag some of his special treatment that jazzes it up a bit.
BARGAIN HALF PRICE SALE
Only one copy of this is left now, all the others have been snapped up. Once it has gone it will not be reissued so grab it while you can.at $8 – half our regular price ::
JazzMan 13 Loch Lomond Swing
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Price information. Roll prices are stated at the beginning of each section on this page. In summary rolls on current offer (none at present, they go very quickly!) are priced at US $18 each, archived rolls are $22 each. Mailing charges - US residents add $3.50 for the first 1 - 2 rolls, $0.50 for each additional. European residents (surface mail) add $10.00 for the first 1 - 2 rolls, $1.00 for each additional.
Credit cards - if you have a PayPal account we will accept payment by credit card.
We also accept payment by Western Union.
European customers may pay for their rolls in Euros or English pounds if they wish.
We are now offering A-rolls for nickelodeons (multi-tune rolls which do not play on a regular player piano). The first five, containing hot jazz numbers arranged by John, are available with lots more to follow. They are priced at $65 each plus $10 postage to US addresses (others please contact for postal rates), order from Bob Billings, myself or John Mottoros.
Here are the tune lists :
Roll A3 :
1. Handful of Keys
2. Baby Face
3. Wildcat Blues
4. Way Down Yonder in New Orleans
5. Wedding of the Painted Doll
6. Shout, Sister, Shout
7. Brown Skin Mama
9. Atlanta Blues
Roll A4 :
1. Cushion Foot Stomp
2. Original E-flat Blues
3. Fast Stuff Blues
4. Creole Belles
5. Harlem Hotcha
6. Canadian Capers
7. Hungarian Rag
8. The Curse of an Aching Heart
Roll A5 :
1. Kansas City Kitty