Le Timothy Hayward Songbook rassemble 121 thèmes de jazz et représente 10 années de composition intense. Chaque thème a son univers propre, différencié par sa forme, son tempo ou son style de jeu, offrant ainsi une progression entre les pièces.
Certaines sont basées sur des grilles d'accords originales, d'autres au contraire s'appuient sur des grilles de «standards» du jazz. On y trouvera notamment certains thèmes arrangés à 2, 3 voix ou plus.
Tout musicien de jazz appréciera la diversité originale du répertoire de ce jeune compositeur franco-américain.
"I met Timothy in Paris, what a great Alto Saxophonist and composer. I hired Tim to join The Spirit of Life Ensemble (USA). We enjoy playing and recording his incredible compositions! I highly recommend this book to all serious Jazz musicians."
Bob Ferrel (Trombonist - Duke Ellington Orchestra w/Mercer Ellington)
"I have always enjoyed playing Tim’s music. I find his tunes to be both challenging and fun to play. I was honored when Tim dedicated one of his compositions to me. I am sure that this collection of his music will be an invaluable resource to both the aspiring musician and the seasoned pro."
Michael Cochrane (Pianist)
"As a young talented musician Tim has all the musical crafts that will take him far in his musical career. I'm very proud, and sure he will go a long way."
Gus Nemeth (Bassist)
"Timothy's sonic universe encompasses everything from canon perpetuusto Cannonball Adderley, raï to rap, bebop to beatbox and beyond. I'm proud to have participated in his musical journeys as his teacher, sideman, and especially as his friend. Of the 121 compositions collected here, I've had the opportunity to play about 57 with the maëstro himself, and look forward to discovering the rest of them!"
Tom McClung (Pianist)