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Jazz at Christmas

By Frank Mantooth

Piano/Keyboard - Difficulty: medium
Arranged by Frank Mantooth. Piano Solo Songbook. Christmas and Jazz. Collection. With standard notation, fingerings and introductory text (does not include words to the songs). 56 pages. Published by Hal Leonard (HL.310525).

Item Number: HL.310525

ISBN 0634008587. 9x12 inches.

Elegant jazz arrangements of 14 traditional carols, including: Deck the Hall * The First Noel * God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen * Good King Wenceslas * The Holly and the Ivy * It Came upon the Midnight Clear * We Three Kings of Orient Are * more.

  • Angels We Have Heard On High  F Major
  • Away In A Manger  D Major
  • Deck the Hall  F Major
  • The First Noel  F Major
  • The Friendly Beasts  Eb Major
  • God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen  D Minor
  • Good King Wenceslas  G Major
  • Hark! The Herald Angels Sing  G Major
  • Here We Come A-Wassailing  C Major
  • The Holly and the Ivy  F Major
  • It Came Upon the Midnight Clear  Bb Major
  • O Little Town of Bethlehem  F Major
  • We Three Kings Of Orient Are  G Major
  • What Child Is This?  C Major
  • Ratings + Reviews

  • 4

    Louisville, KY
    Difficulty Level:
    Early intermediate
  • 2006-01-27 00:00:00.0 Easy...Great sounding cords

    Good sounding and easy to play. Has some great cords.

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    88 Keys van Nederlands
    Haarlem, The Netherlands
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  • 2004-10-26 00:00:00.0 Not What I'd Hoped For

    I purchased this book thinking I was getting a collection of mellow traditional swing arrangements. Not really. Arranger Frank Mantooth seems to have a penchant for Salsa and Latin flavored arrangements, which is completely unappealing to my personal tastes. Many of the non-latin arrangements are simple, grade-school Christmas...

    receital level pieces that really don't stand on their own. The remaining few pieces are arranged in a New Age, David Lanz-esqe style, but with an occasional obligatory 9th chord thrown in to remind you, "Oh yeah, this is supposed to be jazz...". Without question, Vince Guaraldi's 'A Charlie Brown Christmas' is still the gold-standard for Christmas jazz piano in my opinion. Frank Mantooth's book doesn't hold a proverbial Christmas candle to it. If you like salsa and latin arrangements, buy the book. If not, keep searching, just as I am currently doing.

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