hi everyone, i'm wondering if anyone has heard of a music program that was put out some years ago by pg music called "the jazz pianist" for windows. it is not the one they have out right now called "the modern jazz pianist". the original program contained about 50 jazz standards with the same layout and on screen virtual piano. it was discontinued a few years ago and now they have no programs that contain standards; probably a royalties issue. i've searched in vain all over for this program and it seems to have disappeared off the face of the earth! about a year ago i believe i tracked it down to a music school supply agency but didn't have the money then and now i can't find them either. if anyone has any info on this matter i would really appreciate it, that is if the program even exists anymore.
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i have it for pc (the 1993 1.01 version ! ) and you're right, it's a cool program (with around 60 midi files to playback with in real-time, in different styles of jazz, staff, on-sreen piano, and even lessons, and trivia).  
when i check the help/index section, i find nothing about updating it online.
just an address and phone nbr : pg music inc 266 elmwood avenue, suite 111, buffalo, ny 14222 .... ph (800)-268-6272 or (905)-528-2368 ... (if it still alive), maybe they might enlighten you with that.
hey, i have both!

but, is the updated version that contains volumes one and two with 150 jazz standards.

i also have "modern jazz pianist".  

its a wonderful program!!!!! :)


is = its.
the main screen has remained exactly the same, but it seems songlist and styles have obviously been enhanced.
whatever the version, a cool thing is to get for each song alot of tips about it (date of creation, key(s), different styles used in the past for it, why a particular voicing has been added inside it and so on ..).
also, the songlist can be found in a .txt file, so i guess you can add midi files of your choice to play them thru this interface.
actually nope, you can't add midi files; too it!

it works if you rename in the right directory your chosen midi file by a jp file name (i.e. jp001.mid) taking then another song's place. not a big interest in fact, as long as you get nothing else but the midi player.
all that kinda sounds counter productive to me somehow. why would you want to replace a song already in there?  

to listen to other midi's i simply open them in vanbesco player!:)

pgmusic used to have a bunch of "pianist" programs, which consisted of midi files and a player program that had extra info, etc.
most of them have disappeared except for the few that are left on their website. they were (are, if you're lucky enough to have them) great programs.
i'm not sure what's left to buy - these are the ones i know they have had:
blues pianist
children's pianist
christmas pianist
gospel pianist
jazz pianist
jazz soloist  
latin pianist
modern jazz pianist
new age pianist
new orleans pianist
ragtime pianist
the pianist (6 volumes of classical works)
my understanding is that it was mostly copyright issues that took them off the market. too bad - probably the only place to find them is from someone who wants to sell them. i recommend getting any of them you can find, but especially the jazz pianist.
i just checked their website -  
the ones still available are:

the modern jazz pianist
the latin pianist
the blues pianist
the new age pianist

the all have the same basic format. i've listed them in my personal order of preference, fwiw.
i picked up the mordern jazz pianist yesterday.  now i just have to figure out how to use it (any tips?).  looks like they got around copyright issues by using tunes written by the performers rather than standards.  that's kind of a shame but i'm hoping more to learn methods and sounds than tunes from it.  we'll see...
i assume you mean how to learn from it as opposed to how to make it run on your computer.
just keep in mind that they are actual recorded performances, unquantized, in midi format, with chord progressions, notation screens, etc. you can slow them down, print them out, change key, loop sections, play along with them, learn them note for note, mute or solo instruments, load them into a sequencer to do whatever, burn them to cd or convert to mp3 for your ipod listening pleasure, etc., etc. pretty much unlimited, depending on how you like to work. i think you'll like it once you get used to the program.
you assume right, ep.  not great software (like many others here i'm in the business) but very nice music.  i'm thinking i'll listen some and find phrases and sounds i'm interested in and learn these.  it should be fairly easy to learn stuff from it.
i've had the jazz pianist program for several years. today i simply play the midi files directly in a midi player such as vanbasco's. sometimes i open them with a notation program or logic audio to view or print out the score.  of course the score can be a little confusing due to a fixed note separation for right and left hand. but it's great for reading while the tune is playing.
hello, could someone tell me the links to download or program torrent "the modern jazz pianist from pg music." thank you...goodbye!!
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