By Nikki Iles.
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