This collection contains favorite music of the Christmas season, with fresh, jazzy arrangements. Each piece contains a written-out solo section, so even musicians unfamiliar with playing jazz can sound as if they're improvising a solo. Titles: Angels We Have Heard on High * Away in a Manger * Bring a Torch, Jeannette, Isabella * Deck the Halls * God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen * It Came Upon the Midnight Clear * Jingle Bells * Joy to the World * Lo! How a Rose E'er Blooming * Silent Night.
". . . after playing through this book, I feel I have taken a crash course on improvisation! Every piece in the book contains a written-out improvisation solo, so even if you are not a jazz musician, you can 'fake' it by just learning the notes as written! The amazing thing is, after a while, you cannot help but experiment with your own improvisations!"
--Yiyi Ku, Music Teachers Helper Blog
|Angels We Have Heard on High|
|Away in a Manger|
|Bring a Torch, Jeannette, Isabella|
|Deck the Halls|
|God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen|
|It Came Upon the Midnight Clear|
|Joy to the World|
|Lo! How a Rose E'er Blooming|