Sunday Evening Jazz - Piano Book (Hymn Arrangements in a Jazz Style for Rhythm Section and Solo Wind Instruments). Composed by Mark Hayes. Arranged by Tracy Icenogle. Jazz ensemble. For piano, rhythm, digital keyboard, percussion, alto saxophone (flute, trumpet, flugelhorn). General, Lent, Ascension, Play Along, Sacred. Level 3. Piano book. Published by Exaltation Publications (LO.70-1625L).
This collection of ten favorite hymns and gospel songs is perfect for your praise band or rhythm section. These familiar tunes take on fresh appeal, with styles ranging from up-tempo jazz to bossa nova to jazz waltz to slow ballads. Each arrangement is designed to feature a specific solo wind instrument (sax, flute, flugelhorn or trumpet). Transposed parts for C and B-flat melodic instruments are also provided. The melody line is passed between the piano, guitar and the solo instrument throughout each arrangement. These arrangements are not designed as piano solos with instrumental back-up, but rather with the piano as part of the group. The arrangements work best for rhythm players who can improvise from a chord chart, so all parts include chord symbols; the drum/electric bass part has some transcribed passages, and the piano part is fully transcribed. Program these pieces for a Sunday evening concert or as preludes or offertories in a morning worship service.