Violin Jazz on a Winter's Night + CD

Violin Jazz on a Winter's Night + CD : 11 Christmas classics

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Violin Jazz on a Winter's Night is a Christmas album of stylish, swinging arrangements for violin and piano. Favourite Christmas carols and songs are given the complete jazz treatment, with rhythm, embellishment, grooves, and solos all carefully notated. The expertise of the arranger, a celebrated jazz musician and composer, 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'.show more

Product details

  • Sheet music | 56 pages
  • 226 x 304 x 14mm | 180g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0193393441
  • 9780193393448
  • 943,344

Table of contents

Have yourself a merry little Christmas ; Noel nouvelet ; Let it snow! ; In the bleak mid-winter ; O little town of Bethlehem ; Balulalow ; Sans Day Carol ; Silent night ; Santa Claus is comin' to town ; Sussex Carol ; The Christmas Song ('Merry Christmas to You')show more

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The arrangements are at an intermediate level (Grades 4-7) and encompass a wide range of jazz styles and influences, from swing to contemporary, including Frank Sinatra, Bill Evans, and Diana Krall. The solos are well edited and the rhythms, embellishments, grooves, and bowings all combine to give the intermediate soloist the maximum opportunity to create an authentic jazz sound. . . It's a fun and well-crafted volume, one I definitely would recommend to students. * Hollis Taylor, Stringendo, April 2015 *show more

About Nikki Iles

Pianist and composer Nikki Iles was a founder member of the Creative Jazz Orchestra - working with Anthony Braxton, Mike Gibbs, Vince Mendoza, and Mark-Anthony Turnage. Her busy freelance career has found her playing with Peter Erskine (CJO), Kenny Wheeler, Art Farmer, Julian Arguelles, Stan Sulzmann, Norma Winstone, Tony Coe, Tina May, and Rufus Reid. Her music has been commissioned and performed also by the London Sinfonietta and Tim Garland's Underground Orchestra. A committed educator, Nikki is senior lecturer at Middlesex University, visiting professor at the Guildhall School of Music, Royal Academy, and Trinity College of Music, London, and an adviser to ABRSM. She holds a British Jazz Award (1996), an award from the International Association for Jazz Education (2002), and was twice nominated for a Parliamentary Jazz Award. 'A formidable UK jazz presence' - John Fordham, The Guardianshow more

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