Jazz Performer -- Christmas (Standards for Advanced Solo Piano). Arranged by Paul Johnston. For Piano. Book; Piano Collection; Piano Supplemental. Jazz Performer Series. Christmas; Jazz; Sacred; Secular; Winter. Early Advanced. 40 pages. Published by Alfred Music (AP.38594).
ISBN 0739082892. Christmas; Jazz; Sacred; Secular; Winter.
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 theyâ€™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 Eâ€™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.