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Christmas Jazz for Solo Piano

8 Spicy Settings by Craig Curry

By Craig Curry

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Piano/Keyboard
8 Spicy Settings by Craig Curry. Arranged by Craig Curry. Piano Solo Songbook. Softcover. 48 pages. Published by Hal Leonard (HL.35029741).

Item Number: HL.35029741

ISBN 1480387746. 9x12 inches.

Craig Curry has transformed timeless carols into unique jazz settings that will energize Christmas services, recitals, parties, and more! Titles include: Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus • Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy • God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen • I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day • In the Bleak Midwinter • Santa Claus Medley (Jolly Old St. Nicholas/Up on the Housetop) • Silent Night • We Three Kings of Orient Are. Moderately Difficult to Advanced level.

  • Silent Night 
  • God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen 
  • We Three Kings Of Orient Are 
  • Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus 
  • Jolly Old St. Nicholas 
  • In The Bleak Midwinter 
  • I Heard The Bells On Christmas Day 
  • Up On The Housetop 
  • Dance Of The Sugar Plum Fairy, Op. 71a 
  • Ratings + Reviews

  • 5

    pianistvc@aol.com
    Location:
    Texarkana, TX
    Difficulty Level:
    Intermediate/advanced
  • September 20, 2014 Great Variety

    Like the other Craig Curry Christmas book I have, “Christmas Jazz for Solo Piano” will save me so much work. I just open the books and play from cover to cover! The variety in this book makes it useful for both secular and sacred occasions. I have several books by...

    Craig Curry in my music library - he writes jazz the way I hear it, and he can voice it in a way that fits nicely under my fingers. In this collection I particularly like "In the Bleak Midwinter." I can imagine hearing it in a swank piano bar high above a snowy Central Park. I wouldn’t recommend sight-playing this book for the public unless you play a lot of jazz and are well acquainted with Curry’s style. A couple of tricky places might need a little smoothing out. Nevertheless, my first read-through was very rewarding, and I definitely plan to use all of the pieces during the coming Christmas Season.

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  • 5

    pianistvc@aol.com
    Location:
    Texas
    Difficulty Level:
    Intermediate/advanced
  • September 11, 2014 Perfect for Christmas Gigs

    Just like the other Curry Christmas book I have, this collection saves me so much work. I just open the books and play from cover to cover! The variety in this book makes it useful for both secular and sacred occasions. I have long been a fan of Craig Curry...

    - he hears jazz the way I do, only he can voice it and write it in a way that fits nicely under my fingers. In this collection I particularly like "In the Bleak Midwinter." I can imagine hearing it in a swank piano bar high above a snowy Central Park.

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  • 5

    Greg
    Difficulty Level:
    Intermediate/advanced
  • September 02, 2014 Great twist on traditional carols!

    Craig Curry always delivers the goods. There are a lot of great arrangements in this book. The New Orleans Funk arrangement of Silent Night is a real gem.

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  • 5

    pianistvc@aol.com
    Location:
    Texas
    Difficulty Level:
    Intermediate/advanced
  • September 01, 2014 Can't wait for Christmas gigs!

    I do love me some Craig Curry arrangements, I'll admit. And this collection does not fail my expectations, one bit. I can play the Craig Curry Christmas music, cover-to-cover, when doing a seasonal gig, and I always have people come by the piano and remark about how...

    much they enjoy the music. In this new book, I am particularly charmed by "In the Bleak Midwinter". I can just imagine it being played in piano bar overlooking a snowy Central Park. And the gospel feel of "We Three Kings" is a sure winner, too. Fresh approaches to all of the pieces require confidence in your playing, and a good bit of practice, even if jazz playing falls under your fingers, naturally. What I love about Craig Curry's music is that, as a sight reader, I can sound like a professional ear player.

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