JAZZ GUITAR HARDBALL
A Holiday Theme from Wes Montgomery
Happy Holidays from Jazz Guitar Hardball!
And what better way to celebrate the holidays than with Wes Montgomery’s solo on
“Snowfall”? Wes shows us how to capture
an elegant and ethereal waltz-like feel on
this A-A-B-A holiday classic, written by
The strength of this solo lies in its ability to
transform standard harmonies and arpeggios into warm and intuitive melodies and
themes. The improvisation takes great
care to outline the harmony of each chord
change, but simultaneously does so in a very
melodic manner with careful phrasing and
use of rest space. Classic single-note Wes
makes the holidays complete!
You can listen to Wes’ solo at:
For an original performance by Claude
Thornhill and his Orchestra, go to:
http://www.youtube.com/ and search
“Claude Thornhill Snowfall”.