Jazz on a Winter's Night
is a Christmas Piano album of stylish, swinging arrangements. Favourite Christmas carols and songs receive the complete jazz treatment, with rhythm, harmony, grooves, and solos all carefully notated.
The expertise of the arranger, celebrated jazz pianist and composer Nikki Iles, guarantees an authentic jazz sound, and a range of styles from Nat King Cole to John Coltrane. While paying homage to American Christmas jazz, the collection also reflects a European tradition, in such time-honoured classics as In the Bleak Mid-Winter.
- Expert arrangements for players at intermediate level (Grades 4 - 8)
- Written solos, perfectly in style and swinging!
- Wide range of jazz styles and influences, from swing to contemporary, including Frank Sinatra, Bill Evans, Vince Mendoza, and Abdullah Ibrahim
- CD of full performances, by Nikki Iles, to help with interpretation and feel