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