Published: 1989, 2007
Publisher: Harold R. Battiste, Jr.
Soft Cover, Wirebound, 195-pp
“Silverbook” is a book comprising lead sheets for 61 works by nine of New Orleans’ most influential musicians. In addition, Silverbook offers composer biographies and form and style analyses of each song. Composers featured are: Alvin Batiste (6 songs), Harold Battiste (33 songs), James Black (9 songs), Melvin Lastie (1 song), Ellis Marsalis (9 songs), Nat Perriliat (1 song), Alvin “Red” Tyler (2 songs). Students and teachers of jazz and New Orleans R&B have used Silverbook for decades.